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New firewood harvest area open to the public

The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests’ Norwood Ranger District has opened a firewood harvest area on the Uncompahgre National Forest’s Plateau Division. The felled and decked...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado initiatives draw big bucks

Millions of dollars from special interests are going to support or fight three policy issues: a battle over how to pay for transportation needs, a makeover in the way the state draws its political...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

EPA’s quick-action Superfund plan receives flak from commenters

The Environmental Protection Agency changed course this week and released public comments on its proposed quick-action cleanup plan for 26 mines in the Superfund site around Silverton. The agency...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police blotter

The Journal Wednesday, Sept. 5 5:26 p.m. : A man was served a warrant at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St. 11:49 p.m. : A driver of a semitrailer was arrested on suspicion of...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

DENVER – A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer breaks, a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Sheriff’s Blotter

The Journal Wednesday, Sept. 5 9:27 a.m. : A man was arrested on two felony warrants at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St. 11:15 p.m. : A woman was arrested at a residence in the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

SCAPE seeks participants for 2019 class

The Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs is now accepting applications for its 2019 class. The program accepts five to six entrepreneurial businesses for its six-month program...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango atop affordable hiking town list

No matter that the median home price is quickly approaching a half-million dollars – Durango just ranked No. 3 on a list of “America’s 15 most livable hiking towns.” The website RunRepeat , which...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hiring underway for CDOT winter maintenance personnel

The Journal The Colorado Department of Transportation is beginning its search to hire permanent and seasonal full-time and part-time highway maintenance workers and snowplow drivers. Most positions...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM makes decision on wild horse roundups

Bait trapping is the favored procedure if wild horses need to be removed from the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area, according to a decision released Friday by the Tres Rios Bureau of Land...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cedar Mesa seeks county road designation

Residents of the Cedar Mesa Ranches subdivision are seeking help from the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners to curb speeding in their neighborhood. The subdivision north of Mesa Verde...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Region 9 to receive USDA loan and grant funds

The Journal The Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado Inc. has been approved for a Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program loan and grant through USDA Rural Development. This...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News