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Sheriff blotter

Wednesday, March 8 10:20 a.m. : A man reported the theft of a gate on his property in the 11000 block of County Road 18. The case remains under investigation. 12:15 p.m. : A woman was served with...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores schools awarded health clinic grant

Dolores Schools are one step closer to a school-based health clinic. The district was awarded a $25,000 planning grant from the Colorado Department of Health to determine costs, design and...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango duo plays Mancos Brewery this weekend

Durango duo Wolf Crossing promises an eclectic and festive St. Patrick’s Day show at the Mancos Brewery on Friday, violinist Alissa Wolf said. “We’re a mellow duo, but we do our best to get enough...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Concerts planned in Rico, Dolores

Local favorites The Moetones will be playing the Enterprise Bar and Grill in Rico on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The show is at 9 p.m. There is no cover, and there will be drink specials. Formed...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma nonprofit plans traffic safety training

The Montezuma Injury Prevention Coalition’s “Arrive Alive” program expects to have a busy spring this year. A nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of traffic safety in the county, MIPC Arrive...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manaugh students build apple orchard in Cortez

Students at Manaugh Elementary School broke ground on a 19-tree apple orchard at the school on Monday. The orchard is the first part of a Montezuma School to Farm Project effort that also will...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Overturning Bears Ears an uphill challenge, lawyers say

BLUFF — Could the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah be overturned or decreased in size by the Trump administration? Utah legislators and the San Juan County Commission are urging...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunshot victim in Durango West II identified

A 32-year-old Durango man appears to have died by suicide Sunday in the Durango West II subdivision, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. The man was identified as Jason Alan Richards. Richards...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Decision on future of sheep grazing pushed back

The U.S. Forest Service has delayed its expected winter announcement on the future of domestic sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness, and now expects a decision “in the next few months.” In...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores water district bans boating at Totten Lake

The Dolores Water Conservancy District board voted unanimously on Thursday to close Totten Lake to all boating to prevent contamination by non-native quagga and zebra mussels. The mussels, which...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Journal’s redesigned website optimized for content and mobile

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new the-journal.com . The goal with the updated site is to provide visitors a friendlier experience, additional digital content including more video ...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac, of Cortez, wins Supercross in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Eli Tomac successfully defended his Daytona Supercross title Saturday night, leading the last 10 laps and easily holding off Jeremy Martin in the 450SX race. The Kawasaki star...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: More Sports