Position: City editor, Journal staff writer

Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Church’s Native Hope Solar brings light and heat to Navajo families

Parishioners at First United Methodist Church came together a couple years ago to form a church-based nonprofit with the mission of providing solar lighting systems to impoverished families. The...

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

Two more snow systems expected by Sunday

High-country snowpack should be even fatter after a couple of snow-producing storms move through Southwest Colorado this week. The coldest storm is expected Sunday. Six to 10 inches of snow fell...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez chief of police resigning, will lead his last parade

Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane will lead his last Christmas Parade of Lights down Main Street this year. Lane has led the Parade of Lights each year since its inception, 30 years ago, said Terry...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Are low airfares out of Durango too good to be true?

Oh ye hard-boiled, cynical consumers of La Plata County: Yes, those low-priced airfares you’ve seen promoted by Durango-La Plata County Airport are for real. Aviation Director Tony Vicari said the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm targets Southwest Colorado; peaks may get 5 feet of snow

Forecasters have increased their estimate of the strength of a storm expected to extend over Southwest Colorado from Wednesday evening through early Saturday, predicting the heaviest snowfall for...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez gets 4.2 inches of snow; more is on the way

Cortez received 4.2 inches of snow from about 9 p.m. Monday to about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, and more powder is expected to move into Southwest Colorado on Wednesday and hang around until late Friday or...

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

Holiday snow headed to Four Corners

That holiday feel is likely to be in the air for Thanksgiving week as two snowstorms are expected to move through the Four Corners. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 8 p.m. Monday to 5...

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

Rod Barker ready to handover stewardship of Strater Hotel

Anyone who has entered the Strater Hotel can attest that history is important to Rod Barker. Barker, 64 – whose family has been involved in the operation of Durango’s iconic inn, the Strater Hotel...

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

Southwest Colorado should see more snow and rain Thursday

Cortez and Durango could see at least a dusting of snow by Thursday morning and favored peaks in the San Juan Mountains could see up to 30 inches total by Friday morning from Southwest Colorado’s...

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

Storm expected to bring rain, snow to Four Corners

The storm that most likely will form the base of this season’s snowpack in the San Juan Mountains will move into the region Tuesday and is expected to linger throughout the Four Corners into...

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

Hearing set for man suspected of causing head-on crash

A Farmington man charged with two felony counts of vehicular assault in a head-on crash that seriously injured a Cortez man is scheduled for surgery next week and a judge is considering granting...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County may stop accepting state inmates

Montezuma County commissioners are threatening to stop accepting Colorado Department of Correction inmates at the county jail unless the state pays the full amount it is billed for housing them....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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