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Experts: Colorado flu season could be approaching its peak

DENVER – A Colorado doctor says the state’s heavy flu season is far from finished but might be near its peak. The Denver Post reports that state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy says the latest...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McAfee announces campaign for Montezuma County commission

Democrat Mary Beth “MB” McAfee, of Lewis, has been a fixture at Montezuma County commissioner meetings the past several years. The experience has motivated her to run for the District 1...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council tables vote on streetlights a second time

On Tuesday, the Cortez City Council tabled a vote on a streetlight installation for the second time at the request of two property owners. The installation of two streetlights on North Edith Street...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council votes on 2018 election ballot question

During a meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council took the first step toward asking taxpayers to decide the fate of the Recreation Center sales tax. Council members voted to approve the first...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catlin brings ‘momentum’ to House 58 seat

Republican Marc Catlin is running to keep his 58th District House of Representative seat in the Colorado Legislature. The district includes Montezuma, Dolores, San Miguel and Montrose counties....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cagin seeks equality for rural Colorado’s 58th District

A Telluride newspaperman is vying for the House 58th District seat in the Colorado Legislature. Democrat Seth Cagin, 64, was the editor and publisher for the Telluride Watch for 25 years, and has...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Could paragliders return to Smelter Mountain?

Could paragliders launching off of Smelter Mountain be a regular sight in Durango once again? At its monthly meeting Thursday in Denver, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission gave unanimous...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears beat Bluejays in overtime classic

Fifteen minutes after his team defeated Mancos 73-66 in overtime on Jan. 9, Dolores High School head coach Larry Schwartz was still dripping with sweat and out of breath. Attempting to put into...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Cortez council cools to urban farming committee proposal

During a workshop on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council expressed uncertainty about a grant proposal from a local nonprofit that they voted to support in December. David Nuttle, of the Dolores-based...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Mountains get snow; Cortez gets wet

Montezuma County got a break from a long dry spell Wednesday morning as storm systems dumped snow and rain throughout the region. The National Weather Service sent out a winter storm warning for...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial’s first baby of 2018

By Emily Rice Journal Staff Writer Southwest Memorial Hospital welcomed its first baby of the new year on Jan. 4 at 8:07 a.m. Hannah May Stroud came in at 4 pounds and 14 ounces and was 18.25...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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