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Sayler Roy Perales is Cortez’s first 2020 baby

Welcome to the world Sayler Roy Perales, the first baby born in 2020 at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez. Zhjade Perales, of Cortez, gave birth to Sayler at 5:16 a.m. New Year’s Day as a soft...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan College hopes to spark entrepreneurship with Makerspace

FARMINGTON – The laser rapidly cuts the outline of a watchband into the leather, quickly followed by a series of circles. In the video, the machine makes quick work out of a series of bands, like a...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington library program teaches girls computer coding

FARMINGTON – With a few emojis of “code,” a little robot hops, spins and finishes with a little giggle. Designed for preschoolers, Coji the coding robot teaches the basics of piecing together...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Mesa Verde National Park looking for dark sky designation

Mesa Verde National Park may become an International Dark Sky Park in the coming year. The Mesa Verde Museum Association has been working on its application to receive the designation since 2015,...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barn lost in fire north of Cortez

A New Year’s Eve fire north of Cortez claimed the barn of Lisa and Darrell Buchanan, but their 30 chickens and their horse, Pops, are safe thanks to passersby who opened a gate for the mare and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-vehicle crash kills one, injures another south of Cortez

A two-vehicle crash killed one man Tuesday south of Cortez on U.S. 160/491, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. and involved a white Ram...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County passes $51.4 million budget for 2020

The Montezuma County budget jumped for 2020, with additional expenditures going toward paving roads, infrastructure projects and law enforcement. On Dec. 17 county commissioners approved a $51.3...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge’s recommendation: Lawsuit against D&SNG for 416 Fire costs should proceed

In what could be a blow to the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, a federal judge has recommended a District Court throw out the train’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit in which the U.S....

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos seeks to fill planning commission vacancy

The Journal The deadline to apply for a vacant alternate position on the Mancos Planning Commission has been extended. Those interested in serving on the commission must be at least 18 years old...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado remains in severe drought

Much of Southwest Colorado remains in a severe drought even though the region has accumulated 130% of average snowpack. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor , as of Dec. 31, all of Montezuma...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado law may ease pain of surprise medical bills

A new law meant to limit unexpected medical bills will take effect on the first day of 2020. The issue received rare bipartisan support in the previous legislative session, as Colorado lawmakers...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many Colorado workers will be left out of new overtime protections

Half a million Colorado workers are set to receive new labor protections that go into effect in 2020, but not everyone is happy. Some employers are upset with the new rules, and some workers are...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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