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Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Southwest Health Alliance starting negotiations to bring health care costs down

Health insurance premiums in Southwest Colorado can rival a mortgage payment, but the recently formed Southwest Health Alliance expects to start negotiations with health care providers in coming...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rental rates stay high in Durango despite building boom

Even though hundreds of apartments are going up in Durango, the need for affordable housing continues to intensify. “We are having ever-increasing demand,” said Elizabeth Salkind, executive...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango explores allowing marijuana lounges

A new state law that allows businesses to serve marijuana has Durango entrepreneurs contemplating new possibilities. What if residents could bowl and smoke? What if customers could play video games...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College to financially reward civic-minded students

Fort Lewis College announced Monday it will financially reward students who have earned scholarships from civic organizations in Southwest Colorado. The college will start providing the one-time...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

As Giving Tuesday approaches, nonprofits look to critical giving season

After a marathon of shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday can offer a break in the retail promotions. However, ahead of the national day of giving, residents can be faced with a...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango candle-making company helps homeless by giving them a job

A new candle-making business in Durango is offering homeless residents the chance to earn a day’s wages and work references. Solutions. Public Benefit Corp . was founded by Joslin Roderick in...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flu activity picking up in Southwest Colorado

Flu season has gotten off to a slow start in Southwest Colorado, but in recent weeks, more residents have started to get sick. Residents visiting health care providers have tested positive for the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small town in Southwest Colorado first in region to receive doorstep fiber

Dove Creek, a rural town near the Utah border north of Cortez, could be the first town in Southwest Colorado with fiber-optic lines to the doorstep of homes and businesses. Colorado U.S. Sens....

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Trail extension work winds down for winter

Construction of the Animas River Trail north of 32nd Street and the Oxbow Park river put-in is expected to wrap up in June 2020 after some delays this year. Durango Parks and Recreation Director...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developers propose 144-unit apartment complex on north Main Avenue

Local developers are proposing a 144-unit apartment complex on north Main Avenue that could help meet the need for workforce housing. Brian and Marlene Rael, owners of MBR Development, are pitching...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mexican restaurant opens on College Drive

A new Mexican restaurant, Mi Ranchito Family Restaurant, opened Friday near the intersection of College Drive and Main Avenue in a space formerly occupied by BREW Pub & Kitchen. Mi Ranchito is the...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Fort Lewis College research lays foundation for next generation of nuclear power

Fort Lewis College students are determining the best ways to monitor and work with liquid sodium, a silvery molten metal, which could help develop the next generation of nuclear power plants. ...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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