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Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Despite cold spring, bears should have good natural food supply

A wet winter and spring should help keep bears fed and out of neighborhoods across Southwest Colorado. “Most of the bears are able to make an honest living,” said Matt Thorpe, area wildlife manager...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Allergy sufferers could be in for ‘huge’ season

A cold May brought a reprieve for some allergy sufferers, but pollen from grass and weeds could strike with a vengeance in coming months. It could be a “huge” season for allergens because of the...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park visitation down 8% in wake of fires, federal shutdown

Visits to Mesa Verde National Park declined about 8% in 2018 compared with the previous year because of wildfires and the partial federal government shutdown. Visits to the park dropped from...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camera captures bear burned in 416 Fire waking from hibernation

A female bear cub rescued from the 416 Fire survived the winter in an artificial den and emerged in April with another orphaned bear. The bears’ first moments outside their den were captured on a...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motorcyclist critically injured in Highway 3 crash

A motorcyclist was critically injured Friday night in the 900 block of Colorado Highway 3, south of downtown Durango. Durango resident Wilford Albo, 45, was traveling north on a white 2007...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retired Durango doctor, wife recovering from head-on crash east of Bayfield

Bayfield resident and well-known doctor Richard Grossman was reading The Durango Herald in the passenger seat of his Toyota Prius on his way to Pagosa Springs on Friday when he looked up to see an...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flood advisory in effect for Animas, Los Pinos and La Plata rivers

Flood advisories for the Animas, La Plata and Los Pinos rivers are in effect until further notice, according to the National Weather Service. Minor lowland flooding and flooding along the Animas...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three seriously injured in head-on crash east of Bayfield

Three people suffered serious injuries in a head-on crash Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160, east of Bayfield. Mancos resident Jeromy Cooper, 46, was driving a 1986 white Ford F-250 pickup...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort sees 47% rise in skier visits

Heavy snowfall across the state this winter boosted visits to Colorado ski resorts, especially Purgatory Resort. Purgatory saw a 47% increase in visits from the 2017-18 season to the 2018-19...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Internet options likely to improve in Bayfield

Internet service in Bayfield is likely to improve in the coming year as companies plan expansions in the area. Brainstorm Internet and AlignTec, wireless internet providers, and FastTrack...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District explores fundraising options to cover stadium loan

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger outlined possible fundraising efforts Monday to pay off the annual loan for the Durango High School stadium. This year, district officials...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College to receive 10 cents every time ‘loyalty card’ is used

Fort Lewis College will see extra cash over the next five years from a new loyalty debit card. The FLC Forever Loyalty cards issued by Alpine Bank will generate at least $100,000 to be distributed...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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