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Democrats make early bid to unseat Tipton with misleading ad

WASHINGTON – Cortez Republican Scott Tipton won re-election to the U.S. House less than a year ago, but Democrats have already started campaigning for his seat in the 2020 election. The Democratic...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Senior Center gets upgrades

The Montezuma County Senior Center has a new director and a new look, plus more upgrades and activities are planned. Director Jonathan Parker was recently hired to run the center, located at 107 N....

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales, lodgers tax dip during snowy March

A wet winter and spring brought skiers and snowboarders flocking to Purgatory Resort, but the snow did not translate into an increase in sales and lodgers taxes in March for the city of Durango, a...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Trimble hot springs looking to replace pool

Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs remains open for the summer despite closing its Olympic pool, which will have to be removed and replaced. “We’re trying to dispel the rumor that we’re closed. The...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide seat belt enforcement begins

The Journal Click It or Ticket has returned for an enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado beginning now through July 21. Fines for not buckling up start at $65, and drivers caught...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners drop term limit ballot question

In two June meetings, the Montezuma County commissioners decided on the term limits issue, approved equipment purchases for the Sheriff’s Office, and discussed access to public lands. Commissioners...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

10-year-old Colorado girl scales Yosemite’s famed El Capitan

SAN FRANCISCO – A 10-year-old Colorado girl has scaled Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan, taking five days to reach the top of the iconic rock formation. Selah Schneiter of Glenwood Springs...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Sports

Grand Summer Nights spotlights artists and stories

The second Grand Summer Nights event of 2019 took over the Mancos downtown streets Saturday evening. The event is a community celebration sponsored by the Mancos Creative District, and is held...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New bird show struggles to bring in audience

Wings Over the Rockies, a new educational bird show being held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, is struggling to attract an adequate crowd during its first summer in town. Mike Fauteaux,...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Tessa Lightfoot graduates from Colorado College

The Journal Tessa Lightfoot of Mancos graduated cum laude from Colorado College with a bachelor’s degree in Organismal Biology and Ecology. Lightfoot is a graduate of Loomis Chaffee School and one...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anniversary Larry and Dona Thompson

Larry and Dona Thompson, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 7, 2019. They were married in Cortez on June 7, 1969. They are proud parents to Dustin, Cory, and Jena Thompson; and...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Milestones

Anniversary Mark and Jeanette Allen

Mark and Jeanette Allen celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary June 10. They were married in 1989 in Parker, Arizona, where they met as teachers. They celebrated by renewing their wedding vows...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Milestones

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