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High turnout seen for midterm elections in Montezuma County

Montezuma County participation in the Nov. 6 midterm general election is already higher than the 2014 midterms, Clerk and Recorder Kim Percell said. “Turnout has been great. We’ve been very busy,”...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Google Street View car spotted on Main Street

About 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, a Google Street View car passed down Main Street in Cortez and turned onto Mildred Road as it captured images and mapping data of the area. Google Street View is a...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Horseback to the cliff houses in early days of Mesa Verde

By June Head Charles B. Kelly was born in Ohio in 1857. Sometime around 1878, he came west with the John Silvey family, being a good friend of Frank Silvey’s. After getting the Silvey family...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

Hundreds commit to eating more locally produced foods

About 500 residents in eastern La Plata County have made a commitment to ensure 10 percent of their food comes from local sources. “It’s a little bit of a challenge, but it’s not intimidating,”...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film shares stories of Dolores River rafting in 1970s

Stories of a famous Dolores River rapid and how it got its absurd local nickname – the Chicken Raper – were shared with a packed house of boaters at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez last week. The...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez selects drought-tolerant, low-growing plants for medians

Selecting plants for the Main Street medians in downtown Cortez was not a decision made lightly. Cortez Parks Superintendent Mark Boblitt said the city was limited to plants that are...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Hall opens call for local artwork

The city of Cortez has opened a call for local artists to submit work for a series of exhibits inside City Hall. Eighteen artists, including at least six photographers, will be selected to show...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse to close for season

Lake Nighthorse will close for the season Nov. 14 and reopen sometime in April. Durango Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz said visits to the lake and revenue projections are below...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

AARP, Senior Services to sponsor driver course

The Journal AARP and Montezuma County Senior Services will sponsor the AARP Smart Driver Course in Cortez. Participants in the refresher course will learn the current rules of the road, defensive...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Home-free’ residents prepare for winter in Durango

Timothy Sargent is preparing for the cold months ahead. For him, staying warm is a matter of life and death. “It is so important to have someplace that you can go and be warm,” said Sargent, who...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton, Mitsch Bush exchange jabs in attack ads

Candidates running for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District have created several commercials during their campaigns, many of them attacking their opponents and some highlighting their own...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Crowd packs Colorado’s largest synagogue for shooting vigil

DENVER - About 2,500 people of all faiths packed into Colorado’s largest synagogue to remember the 11 people killed in a Pittsburgh synagogue. The speakers at Sunday night’s service at Temple...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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