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Deferred judgment granted in January collision

The man who slammed into Cortez City Councilor Mike Lavey’s Toyota pickup in January while driving intoxicated was granted a deferred judgment – likely limiting his time in jail – after Lavey asked...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Kennebec brings a farmers market to Hesperus

Prior to this summer, residents of Hesperus and Durango West looking for a market for fresh produce and other items had to make the trip all the way into Durango or Mancos. Now, they have an...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

KSUT joins with Dream Warriors to connect tribal youth to the arts

IGNACIO – On Monday, KSUT public radio started the first “Awakening the Warrior Within” program in Ignacio, connecting local Native American youth to hip-hop artists, singers and spoken word poets....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

DeGette to host Cortez forum on wilderness bill

Congresswoman Diana DeGette, D-Denver, will visit Cortez for the first time Monday to discuss her proposed Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 . DeGette will host a community forum from 5 p.m. to 6:30...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Strike while the iron’s hot

Sparks flew in downtown Mancos Saturday afternoon for this month’s rendition of Grand Summer Nights. The August event was themed “Heavy Metal.” It followed on the heels of July’s burro extravaganza...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Artist-in-Residence offers workshops

The Journal Writer and photographer Linda Rose of Mancos will be Mesa Verde National Park’s artist in residence from Sept. 2-14. Rose will offer a free creative writing workshop in the backcountry...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

No invasion: Tarantulas just coming out to mate

The time of year is approaching when people are likely to encounter more tarantulas than usual. It’s not uncommon to see the hairy eight-legged creatures scurrying across the road or in search of...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 18 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc announces retirement

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc, who has served as the city’s top administrator for more than a decade, announced he plans to retire early next year. The announcement came Tuesday evening at the...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 15 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Governor Jared Polis praises CDOT for Memorial Rock work

On Tuesday, Gov. Jared Polis visited Memorial Rock – the famous house-sized boulder that on May 24 wiped out a large section of Colorado Highway 145 northeast of Dolores. Polis marveled at the size...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 39 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores again searching for town manager

Dolores Town Manager Jay Ruybalid has resigned after serving for one year. He confirmed on Tuesday that he recently gave three-weeks notice, but declined a Journal request for comment on his...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe and Ignacio receive economic investment from state

IGNACIO – Gov. Jared Polis and state officials announced Tuesday at Ignacio Community Library that the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and town of Ignacio will receive economic development assistance as...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second ethics complaint filed with city of Durango

An ethics complaint was filed this week with the Durango Clerk’s Office, the second allegation of wrongdoing in less than a month. The two complaints – one filed Aug. 2 and the second submitted...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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