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Lieutenant governor visits Towaoc

TOWAOC – As part of a whirlwind tour of health clinics in Southwest Colorado, the Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera stopped by sites in Towaoc and Cortez on April 26. Primavera spoke with health care...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fundraising campaign kicks off for county museum

“Save our history. Tell our stories” is the motto of the future Montezuma Heritage Museum , and a fundraising campaign has begun to make it a reality. A kickoff event for the effort will be from 2...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Full-day kindergarten bill heads to Polis’ desk

DENVER – Free, full-day kindergarten will be available to all Colorado kids this fall, thanks to the final passage late Tuesday of House Bill 1262, which sets aside $175 million for the program....

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities piece together final days of Durango man’s life

An autopsy done Tuesday on a Durango man found dead last week on Smelter Mountain has not helped authorities piece together the circumstances of his death, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Colorado 145 re-opens after bus-semitrailer crash

Colorado Highway 145 fully reopened to traffic shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday after a crash between a bus and semitrailer around 9:30 a.m. closed the highway. Nine people on board the bus,...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bread’s downtown shop to open Wednesday

The long wait is over: Bread’s new location in downtown Durango opens Wednesday. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Jeffe Morehart, co-owner of Bread. “It’s just such a beautiful spot.” For...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lotsa Pasta and That’za Pizza reopening downtown

A Cortez dining staple is coming back to town, with plans to open Mother’s Day weekend. Lotsa Pasta and That’za Pizza operated on the south side of Cortez for about 15 years but closed April 2018...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County kicks off Utah Archaeology & Preservation Month with Archaeology Day

The Journal Staff Report Edge of the Cedars State Park and Museum will host the 2019 Archaeology Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, as part of Utah’s Archaeology & Preservation Month The...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The clock is ticking for lawmakers at the Capitol

With only five days left in the legislative session, state lawmakers still have more than 200 bills left on the calendar, leading many to worry some may die not because of policy concerns, but...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District’s new online monitoring helps identify students in crisis

Bayfield School District is monitoring student activities online this year through new software, and it has allowed staff to successfully intervene with students in crisis. Gaggle tracks...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Spring Hoedown draws hundreds to historic Opera House

The Mancos Spring Hoedown came back to town Saturday night after a year off. Hundreds of people showed up to the Mancos Opera House to line dance, listen to the Six Dollar String Band and...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Neighbors rescue deer struggling in flowing Dolores canal

A Dolores woman jumped into a flowing irrigation ditch off County Road 22 on Sunday to rescue three deer that were struggling to escape. Lenore Sparks was walking near her home when she saw the...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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