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Drivers can expect lengthy closures Tuesday on Red Mountain, Wolf Creek passes

Drivers planning to traverse Red Mountain or Wolf Creek passes Tuesday in Southwest Colorado should expect delays. The Colorado Department of Transportation said avalanche-control work is required...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield-area house damaged in fire

Firefighters saved a home early Sunday near Bayfield. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bruce Evans said hot ashes placed in a plastic garbage container outside the garage of a house...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton dog sled race will be moved to Molas Lake Park

Event organizers of a dog sled race planned for this weekend have changed the location of the competition. The first Silverton Flying Sled Dog Races were originally planned to be held on the north...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Fatal avalanche involved students with Silverton Avalanche School

A group of backcountry skiers caught in an avalanche last weekend, leaving one dead, was taking part in an avalanche safety course with the Silverton Avalanche School, according to the Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sled dog racers hope third time is a charm for race

For the past two years, the Silverton Flying Sled Dog Races hasn’t been able to catch a break, but event organizers are confident conditions will be just right this winter to hold the competition...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Park Service dipping into entrance fees amid shutdown

The National Park Service will take the unprecedented step of tapping entrance fees to pay for expanded operations at its most popular sites, officials said Sunday, as the federal government...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez wins battle of the big men against Durango

IGNACIO – For all of the focus on big men Al Hurworth of Durango and Cortez’s Cordell Baer, it was the Panthers’ guards ability to drive to the basket that helped them remain undefeated (9-0) as...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Update: Three critically injured in U.S. 491 crash

Three people were critically injured Sunday morning after a semitrailer and Subaru collided on U.S. Highway 491 north of Cortez, the Colorado State Patrol said. Heavy, wet snow contributed to at...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Invasive doves common sight during Christmas Bird Count

An unfortunate scene played out on a Saturday morning at a crowded bird feeder in a front yard on County Road 22. Invasive Eurasian collared doves bullied a feasting flock of red-winged blackbirds,...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eli Tomac breaks opening-day curse at Anaheim

Eli Tomac of Cortez raced from the middle of the pack to take third place in the last lap of the opening race of the AMA Supercross season Saturday in Anaheim. It was Tomac’s best finish at the...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Avalanche kills backcountry skier near Red Mountain Pass

An avalanche on Saturday killed one skier in the upper Senator Beck Basin northwest of Red Mountain Pass, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center . Four others were rescued....

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Restaurant inspections: Tequila’s, Wigglin’ Pig and Olio shine

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases,...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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