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What’s good for the butterfly may be toxic to livestock

The milkweed plant may be a crucial food source for the embattled monarch butterfly, but it is not so friendly to livestock. With proper management, however, officials say issues can be easily...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feeling California

In 2012, under President Barack Obama, the Environmental Protection Agency set out to promulgate new and more ambitious standards for vehicle emissions. Written under the 1990 Clean Air Act, the...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Milbank: This confirmation spectacle is unprecedented

WASHINGTON – Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing was scheduled to last all week. Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley lost control after just 13 words. “Good morning,” he...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Sheriff’s Blotter

Thursday, Aug. 30 5:06 p.m. : A man at the Montezuma County Detention Center’s booking area was served two warrants and left in the custody of the jail. 9:27 p.m. : A deputy responded to a report...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Police Blotter

Wednesday, Aug. 29 7:15 a.m. : A woman reported that her cell phone was taken from her vehicle at her home in the 1200 block of Melrose St. 9:40 a.m. : A woman reported that her vehicle’s window...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Hit New Mexico TV in the wallet, be free

After reading the article about the trials and tribulations of getting state and local TV in areas like ours (“Southwest Colorado television viewers in for another year of New Mexico politics,...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

The commissioners debate was rigged

I find it borderline disgusting that a debate set up for the public to see, hear and get to know their candidates for county commissioner was “moderated” in the fashion that it was done (“Four...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

New Cortez community cantata looking for instrumentalists

The Journal A community cantata is being organized and plans its first practice in the Montezuma-Cortez High School music room on Sept. 17, according to organizer Karen Kelly. Instrumentalists...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless camping a defining issue in sheriff’s election

One of the most visible and complex challenges facing the three candidates for La Plata County sheriff is how to manage increasing issues surrounding homelessness. Challengers Charles Hamby, a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homegirl Cafe offers ‘platos’ by ex-gang members with hope

LOS ANGELES — In a different time, at another place, and under other circumstances, you might have run away from Latisha Valenzuela and Glenda Alvarenga. But at Homegirl Cafe, a Los Angeles...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Western Colorado telescope joins elite Air Force Falcon network

GRAND JUNCTION – If a satellite, an asteroid or an old, dead rocket hurtles toward Earth, a telescope installed on Purdy Mesa is ready to help detect it and alert officials from around the world....

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sales drop could be sign of peril for American muscle cars

DETROIT — Sales of new American muscle cars are falling, raising questions in Detroit and elsewhere about whether a nostalgic, high-horsepower cruising culture that dates to before the 1950s is in...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business