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Lawmakers give initial OK to raise hunting and fishing prices

DENVER – The cost of hunting and fishing in Colorado may increase by as much as 50 percent in coming years. House Bill 1321, which would raise the cap across the board for hunting and fishing...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff asks Dolores board to draft bullying policy

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is asking the Dolores school district to draft an anti-bullying policy before the next school year. Nowlin attended the board’s meeting on Thursday to ask them...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos crosswalk construction starts on U.S. 160

Mancos officials broke ground Monday on a pedestrian crossing project that has been in the works for more than a year. A crosswalk at the intersection of Beech Street and U.S. Highway 160 will help...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative roundup: Year supply of contraceptive passes Senate

DENVER – Between the two chambers of the Colorado Legislature on Monday, 39 bills were scheduled for third reading and final vote, 23 for second reading and 19 for committee hearings. Floor work...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag fire warning is in effect Thursday in SW Colorado

The Journal The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for west-central and Southwest Colorado from 1-8 p.m. Thursday. Gusty winds and low humidity will create weather conditions...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School Board OKs infant-toddler center

During their monthly meeting on Thursday, April 13, the Dolores School Board officially approved the Teddy Bear Preschool’s new infant and toddler program, set to start in August. The board has...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma farmers weigh in on next Farm Bill

Montezuma County farmers got a chance to voice their concerns about the next big federal agriculture legislation at a meeting with staffers from Sen. Michael Bennet’s office on Friday. John Whitney...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton talks current events at Cortez Middle School

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, took questions from students at a forum at Cortez Middle School on Friday afternoon. Students asked the representative from the 3rd Congressional District...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County planners OK high-impact use near industrial park

The Montezuma County Planning and Zoning board gave initial approval for D&L Construction to do business on land near the Cortez Industrial Park, amid opposition from about a dozen residents and...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man gets 17 years after fatal burglary in Durango

The first of four men arrested in a home-invasion style robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a Fort Lewis College student was sentenced Friday to 17 years in prison. Daniel Nelson Wright,...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tourist takes Cortez council to task on police presence

A tourist from Pennsylvania caused a stir at the Cortez City Council meeting on Tuesday when he complained about the number of police patrolling the city. During the public comment section, the...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County ranks high for environment, low for health

Montezuma County ranks near the bottom compared with other Colorado counties in health outcomes and factors, but is toward the top in the quality of its physical environment, according to a County...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News