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Hospital Provider Fee reform clears Colorado Senate committee with GOP support

DENVER – Hospitals in rural Colorado and they people they serve can breathe a little easier as a measure to undo a $264 million cut to the healthcare system passed its first hurdle. Senate Bill...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies after crashing on Colorado 145, rolling into waterway

A 50-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The single-vehicle crash occurred on...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

WildEdge Brewing Collective opens in downtown Cortez

After more than a year of planning, Tucker Robinson has opened WildEdge Brewing Collective at 111 N. Market St. in Cortez. “We’re absolutely thrilled,” Robinson said Tuesday, the brewery’s opening...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers tackle process for leasing water rights

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are trying to streamline the process water rights owner go through to enter into short-term leases with municipalities. To estimate how much water they are entitled to,...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado State Sen. Don Coram’s bill would level fines for ‘rolling coal’

DENVER – One of the simply joys of life in Durango is the ability to hop on a bike and leave the car at home as you make your way through the day. It’s a defining facet of the city and a common...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Easter events and services in the Cortez area

The Journal Planning your Easter weekend? Whether you are a hunter, gatherer or spiritual type, there’s a lot to do this weekend in the Cortez area. Here’s a look at Easter egg hunts, church...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Mancos is growing and needs more housing

A housing study commissioned by the town of Mancos bolsters the case for bringing more housing to the area, town board members learned at an April 5 workshop meeting. “The bottom line is we need...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado heads toward a water and budget crisis, officials say

Colorado water managers said Friday that a growing population and shrinking oil and gas revenues will leave the state with a water shortage and too little money to prevent it. The state’s 5.3...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is roadwork ahead for Southwest Colorado?

DENVER – With the end of the legislative session about a month away, there is much to be done, including addressing Colorado’s $9 billion transportation funding needs. Multiple bills have been...

DATE: April 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado snowpack highest level in 9 years

Snowpack across Southwest Colorado is at the highest level since 2008. The San Miguel, Mancos, Dolores, Animas, La Plata and San Juan river basins all are above 100 percent of normal snowpack,...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez weekend weather brings high winds

Southwest Colorado and eastern Utah will be under a wind advisory from 1 p.m. to midnight Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. Winds between 20 and 35 mph are...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez planning and zoning votes ‘no’ on Osprey Packs day care

On Tuesday, the Cortez planning and zoning commission voted not to consider a proposed land use amendment that would allow child care as a conditional use in the Industrial Park. At their March...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News