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Crow Canyon plans public celebration of life for trustee David Fraley

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center will host a public celebration of life for trustee David Fraley on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at 23390 Road K in Cortez. He died Aug. 31 at age 63. Fraley, vice...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire closure area is reduced

On Wednesday, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests reduced the closure area around the Bull Draw Fire. The lightning-caused fire, 12 miles northwest of Nucla, has reached...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remaining Plateau Fire road and trail closures lifted

The closure area for the Plateau Fire north of Dolores has been lifted, reports the San Juan National Forest. Many hazards still exist in the burn area, including falling trees, burning areas,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police name suspect in attempted armed robbery

Durango police have obtained an arrest warrant for a man suspected of attempting to rob three women at gunpoint. Durango resident Shayne Ray Chavez, 38, is sought in connection with the crime,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas industry picking up pace of campaign funding

While there has been plenty of angst about the amount of money going into the governor’s race (currently at $21.3 million and counting, just for the candidates) campaign finance reports released...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office warns of IRS phone scam

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a phone scam circulating in the region in which the caller poses as the IRS, according to a news release issued Wednesday. A message...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico has a plan for re-establishing bighorn sheep

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. – New Mexico wildlife managers are considering a proposal to re-establish desert bighorn sheep in another mountain range in southern New Mexico. The plan calls for translocating...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects in Cortez-area pot raid appear in court

Eight Chinese-speaking defendants arrested Aug. 28 for allegedly cultivating marijuana illegally at several properties in Montezuma County appeared Wednesday before County Court Judge JenniLynn...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scoreboard, Panthers ready for tonight’s home game in Cortez

The Journal The new Montezuma-Cortez scoreboard is primed to light up for a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday at Panther Stadium in a game pitting M-CHS against Zuni High School. The scoreboard has problems...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Water levels continue to drop at Lake Mead, Lake Powell

PHOENIX – Water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dropping to dangerous levels, reflecting the Colorado River’s worsening “structural deficit,” scientists said. Scientists from the Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde to lift fire restrictions on Sept. 6

The Journal Mesa Verde National Park will lift fire restrictions on Sept. 6 at 12:01 a.m., public information officer Cristy Brown said in a news release. The restrictions have been in effect since...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Virgin Mary statue in New Mexico reportedly ‘weeping’ again

HOBBS, N.M. – A Virgin Mary sculpture in a New Mexico Catholic church that has appeared to be weeping in the past is reportedly crying again. Devotees say the bronze Our Lady of Guadalupe statue in...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living