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Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Fourth graders explore ancient Colorado life through real artifacts

Needham Elementary fourth graders hurled balls through the air with hand-held launchers last week to learn the mechanics of ancient spear throwing tools used by archaic Native Americans. Ball...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Disease, cold spring hamper hemp rush

YELLOW JACKET – Some Southwest Colorado farmers planted hundreds of new acres of hemp this year pursuing big profits, but many have faced problems such as disease, unproductive plants and a cold...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College awarded $2 million in free consulting services

Fort Lewis College will receive $2 million in free consulting services over the next two years to help the school boost its enrollment, increase revenue and build business partnerships. Entangled...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Real-time energy market could help Tri-State develop renewables

Southwest Colorado’s power supplier, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, a utility widely criticized for its coal-powered electricity generation, plans to join a new market that is expected to...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rooftop solar might proliferate with voltage control

New solar panels on top of The Liberty School in Durango will give students a chance to learn about green energy and cut the school’s electricity costs and carbon footprint. “As an educational...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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