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Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

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One pedestrian dead, one injured on Main Avenue

One pedestrian was killed and another was taken to the hospital Saturday after being hit on Main Avenue near 21st Street.A driver in a white Chevrolet Suburban with a Texas license plate was...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Vantiv, with Durango office, named nation’s top payment processor

Vantiv on Thursday was named the top payment processor in the country. The company, that has its second-largest office in Durango, processed more debit and credit transactions than any other...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Bennet vows to fight president on immigration, climate change

Sen. Michael Bennet vowed to fight federal cuts to health care and clean air and water protections during a packed town hall meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel on Friday morning. He also called for...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ski Town Computing seizure a misunderstanding, owner says

The state of Colorado this week temporarily seized Ski Town Computing for allegedly failing to pay sales taxes. A letter dated March 7 posted on Ski Town ’s front door stated the business owed the...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Fort Lewis grad works on Navajo Nation food security

Brandon Francis grew up dryland farming on the Navajo Nation, but veered in a couple of directions before returning to his agricultural roots. And, as luck and timing would have it, during the...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Obamacare's repeal could leave Colorado with high Medicaid cost

Thousands of people in Southwest Colorado are enrolled in Medicaid, but the state may not be able to maintain all that coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.President Donald Trump signed...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado Discovery Festival showcases careers in science

With pipettes, students carefully added rubbing alcohol to plastic tubes to help DNA from wheat unwind. Shaking their tubes as instructed, they saw hundreds of thousands of white strands. These are...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango joins One Billion Rising to celebrate survivors of sex assault

With red balloons bouncing, a group danced in Buckley Park Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness about sexual assault. On each balloon, participants wrote what or who motivated them to come. Taylor...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Hydroponic farm harvesting greens year-round

In a shipping container surrounded by snow, Wendy Wyatt is growing lettuce, arugula, kale and other greens. Suspended from the ceiling in hollow fiberglass fencing, her 4,000 plants are kept in a...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

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Rico remains online after deal between internet providers

Rico customers remained online Wednesday, thanks to a deal between internet providers. Farmers Telephone Co., the main internet provider in Rico, announced in December service would be...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bureau of Reclamation OKs Lake Nighthorse lease

The Bureau of Reclamation recently approved a lease agreement that will allow the city of Durango to manage recreation at Lake Nighthorse. The city approved the 25-year lease in January and the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Acme Healing Center accused of marijuana code violations

Acme Healing Center was accused Tuesday during a hearing of improperly storing marijuana products and not having a working security system. After the retail marijuana shop on County Road 203 was...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business