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51-year-old man found dead April 13 identified

A 51-year-old man found dead at his home in Durango on April 13, prompting a homicide investigation, has been identified as Michael Bourriague. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Monday that...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed in two-car crash in southwest La Plata County

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Monday night on Colorado Highway 140 near the New Mexico line. State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said the head-on crash occurred shortly before 11...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores student theater opts for whimsical ‘Chocolate Factory’

The Dolores Theater Group was rehearsing for a complex Shakespeare play, then the Florida school shooting happened. “It was a heavy time, so the students decided on something lighter and went with...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Mitt Romney was forced into a Republican primary in his bid for U.S. Senate in Utah after losing a nomination battle Saturday at the state’s far-right-leaning GOP...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at age 92

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92....

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community college gives students a second chance

Pueblo Community College is giving students an opportunity to return to school to finish their degrees. The initiative provides scholarships for students who had to leave PCC shortly before...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

CMS Theater keeps audience laughing with ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

The Cortez Middle School Theater premiered “The Phantom Tollbooth,” a play about making learning fun, to a packed auditorium on Friday night. The play was directed by Angela Gabardi, computer and...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County gravels, maintains Dolores-Norwood Road

Montezuma County continues to improve the Dolores-Norwood Road north of Dolores and is working toward affirming county control of the route from the San Juan National Forest. Last week, the Road...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Overlook Trail will open May 1 for the season

The Journal The McPhee Overlook Trail will open for the season all the way to House Creek Campground on May 1, according to a news release from the U.S. Forest Service. FS Trail 155 is designated...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 School Board discusses safety survey, suspensions, mill levy

The Montezuma-Cortez District Re-1 school board on Tuesday discussed topics including the results from the district’s safety survey, suspensions resulting from a recent student get-together, the...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton begins cataloging trail network

Silverton is taking a major step in getting its network of trails in order. Louis Fineberg, Silverton’s town manager, said Tuesday that the town hadn’t updated its travel plan since 2004, which...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Friends of the NRA presents donations at banquet

The Four Corners Friends of the NRA awarded $14,997.75 in donations to four organizations at a banquet Saturday evening at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Each organization was presented a check by Vanessa...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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