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Mercy to offer community presentation on neck and back pain

The Journal Two spine surgeons will present “Back and Neck Pain Explained,” a free presentation hosted by Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Spine Center of Excellence, on Sept. 11. Drs. Jim Youssef...

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

Fish count finds a severely depleted Animas River

A fish count in the Animas River on Tuesday found populations have been drastically affected by deadly runoff from the 416 Fire burn scar. Fish kills because of ash and dirt washing into the river...

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

Astronaut shares experiences with audience at Canyons museum

Want to be an astronaut? “Do stuff. Learn stuff,” says former NASA astronaut Rick Hieb. Speaking Saturday at the Canyon of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, Hieb shared his experiences as an...

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

Scraping out a living in the ditches of Montezuma County

Editor’s note: This is the second of two Looking Back columns about the Hammond brothers. Part 1 published on Aug. 3. By James Hammond James, Allen and Matthew Hammond came from Quebec to Colorado....

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 10 hours ago | COLUMN: Looking back

Dove Creek football team blasted by Rangely

Thirteen minutes into its home game against Rangely on Aug. 31, the Dove Creek High School football team trailed 14-6 and appeared poised to compete for a victory. Twelve difficult minutes later,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Aztec Ruins hosts presentation of the Zuni origin story

Curtis Quam, of the A:Shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in Zuni, New Mexico, will share his share his background and the Zuni origin story during a lecture Friday at the Aztec Ruins Visitor...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial has plan to recover financial health

Southwest Memorial Hospital is struggling financially, but a robust recovery plan has been implemented to right the ship, top managers told a crowd of 50 concerned citizens and staff at a recent...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS football team comes from behind to defeat Kirtland Central

Trailing Kirtland Central by 10 points late in the fourth quarter on Aug. 31, the Montezuma-Cortez High School football team looked as if it was headed to another heart-wrenching defeat. The...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfires reshape landscape of the U.S. West

BILLINGS, Mont. – Wildfires in the U.S. have charred more than 10,000 square miles so far this year, an area larger than the state of Maryland, with large fires still burning in every Western...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community mourns Fraley, remembers his legacy

David Fraley, a well-known local businessman with a sense of civic duty and love of archaeology, died Friday. He was 63. According to his obituary , Fraley was born April 2, 1955, in Abilene,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gerson: Republicans must pick their point of resistance

WASHINGTON – One of the unpleasant surprises of your 50s (among many) is seeing the heroes and mentors of your 20s pass away. I worked for the late Chuck Colson of Watergate fame, who became,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Michael Gerson

McCain found his morality in prison, and kept it throughout his political career

John McCain’s years of captivity in Hanoi, where he was held by the North Vietnamese after his plane was hit by a missile, rightly became one of the centerpieces of his life. His resistance to his...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials