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Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Mosquitoes have been testing positive for West Nile

Mosquitoes within the Animas Mosquito Control District territory continue to test positive for West Nile virus. The control district has been sampling mosquitoes at 17 sites since June and samples...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College launching water resource center

Balancing demands on limited water supply is likely to be a persistent problem for the Four Corners as the climate changes and the population grows. The new Four Corners Water Resource Center at...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools tighten security, will seek feedback on arming guards

Durango School District 9-R plans to hold town halls this year to hear from parents, students, community members and others about possible security measures, including arming security guards. The...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Joining Walmart, City Market to stop allowing open carry firearms

Walmart and City Market are asking customers not to openly carry firearms into stores nationwide, a request some residents on either side of the gun debate in Southwest Colorado said they find...

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

Animas Valley mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

Three mosquito samples from the Animas Valley have tested positive for West Nile virus over the last two weeks. The samples are the first collected by the Animas Mosquito Control District to test...

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

Fort Lewis College builds foundation for enrollment growth

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus this week welcomed thousands of students back to a campus with a renewed vision for growth after years of declining enrollment. Stritikus started last...

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

Bears cause two crashes in two days involving same family

Bears caused two vehicle crashes in two days over Labor Day weekend in La Plata County – involving the same Texas family. “It blew my mind,” said Roxanne Kascak-Pendleton, a member of the family....

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

Medicare for All explored as an alternative to the status quo

U.S. health care spending reached $3.65 trillion last year, a number that has residents nationally and in Southwest Colorado examining how the health industry could be reformed. Medicare for All is...

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

Poverty rates falling in Montezuma and La Plata counties

Child poverty rates in La Plata and Montezuma counties are falling, newly released data show. A report from the Colorado Children’s Campaign showed child poverty rates in La Plata County dropped...

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

Bear causes motorcycle crash on Highway 550, north of Durango

Two Texas residents were injured after a bear ran into their three-wheeled motorcycle Saturday night on U.S. Highway 550, north of Durango. The bear was crossing the highway south of Trimble Lane...

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

Faith-based group proposes lockers as safe storage for homeless residents

Large, stand-alone metal lockers could give homeless residents in Durango a safe place to store their belongings, while officials and nonprofits work on long-term housing solutions. The Neighbors...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will the rain come? Thunderstorms possible this week

Afternoon thunderstorms could return to the region this week, bringing some much-needed precipitation. The National Weather Service predicts a chance of rain every day through Friday. “Thursday...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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