Position: City editor, Journal staff writer

Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

LPEA applauds ruling on contract buyout

A judge for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission ruled the refusal of Tri-State Generation and Transmission to offer an exit charge to La Plata Electric Association is unjust, unreasonable and...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Sen. Michael Bennet talks deficit, COVID response and masks in Durango visit

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is infuriated by one issue that gets the goat of many Americans – especially his political opponents in the Republican Party – the $26.5 trillion federal deficit But...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Welder ignites wildland fire south of Bayfield

A welder cutting chain started a fire that grew to 1 acre before being doused by about 40 firefighters Sunday afternoon on County Road 509, south of Bayfield. Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 42 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

2020 temperatures may have peaked this weekend

Durango didn’t quite make it to 100 degrees Saturday or Sunday, with the mercury topping out at 99 degrees on Sunday – and that might mark the peak heat for 2020, with temperatures expected to drop...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investment contest open to rural firms

Startup companies in rural Colorado have until Tuesday to apply to compete in an investment contest with the winner receiving a $250,000 investment from the Greater Colorado Venture Fund. The...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Challenger Lauren Boebert knocks off five-term incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton

Lauren Boebert delivered a stunning upset victory knocking off five-time incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, in Colorado’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District in the Colorado Primary Election...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

StoneAge lays off 12 employees

StoneAge, the maker of water-blasting cleaning tools and one of Durango’s few industrial firms, has laid off 12 employees amid a global economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. StoneAge ...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commission candidates advance to General Election

Two Democrats ran unopposed seeking two seats on the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners and will likely face unaffiliated candidates in the November General Election after the Republican...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School lands $13.7 million for new school

Animas High School has been awarded $13.7 million to build a permanent school on the Fort Lewis College campus from the state’s BEST grant program, which will fund 68.5% of the estimated $20...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four teens, young adults injured in rollover at Navajo Lake

Four of five teenagers and young adults from Durango were injured Friday night in a rollover crash near Navajo Lake in New Mexico – with one of the occupants eventually airlifted to St. Anthony’s...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning Commission allows hot springs to stay open until 10 p.m.

Durango Hot Springs will be allowed to remain open until 10 p.m. after the La Plata County Planning Commission modified a condition of approval that would have required the new owner of the...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R approves $56.6 million budget for 2020-21

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education unanimously adopted a $56.6 million budget for 2020-21 that includes cuts to account for $3.6 million in reduced state funding and $1.6 million in...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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