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Lewis-Arriola fire district asks for tax increase

The Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District will ask voters for a mill levy increase in the November election to stabilize its budget. The volunteer fire department currently has a mill levy of 3.09...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

The Journal Tuesday, Sept. 11 2:45 p.m. : A man at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., was served a Delta County warrant. 2:45 p.m. : A man who was contacted in the parking...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: For the record

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

DRAPER, Utah — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Ranger District seeks input on Lone Pine vegetation project

The Forest Service is seeking public input on the Lone Pine Vegetation Management Project. A scoping package including maps and photos is located on the project webpage at https://bit.ly/2NkUtWm....

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS golf posts third-place finish at regionals, sends two to state

GUNNISON – A lot can happen in 18 holes of golf. With the spotlight on the best high school golfers in western Colorado shining on Dos Rios Golf Course in Gunnison, Montezuma-Cortez High School...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Colorado reconsiders its formula for rating schools

The vast majority of Colorado schools and districts get a passing score from state regulators who track their performance. Yet, fewer than half of Colorado third-graders meet state expectations in...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man in serious condition after crashing north of Silverton

A Texas man suspected of drunken driving suffered serious injuries Tuesday night after losing control of his vehicle on a mountain road north of Silverton and careening more than 130 feet up an...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Railroad resumes Durango to Silverton trips

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Our endorsements

The Journal begins a series of endorsements for the 2018 elections, covering all relevant state and local races and initiatives. Ballot initiative 173, referred by petition, is styled as “Campaign...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Liberals are turning from free speech again

NEW YORK – For several years now, scholars have argued that the world is experiencing a “democratic recession.” They have noted that the movement of countries toward democracy has slowed or stopped...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Opinion

Cuts at the hospital are devastating

I’ve been keeping up with the cuts at the hospital and recently heard that physicians they had contracts with are not being renewed. What is the community going to do minus these valuable MDs and...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

MB McAfee is a hypocrite, and worse

When I see support for MB McAfee, I wonder how much knowledge of her these individuals possess. I realize there are voters so partisan, they will support their respective parties’ nominees, no...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor