Position: City Editor, Journal Staff Writer

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Cold Case Gear aims to beat the heat (or the cold)

Avid outdoor adventurers Jon and Dierdre Rosenberg were frustrated during winter expeditions when the temperature would affect Dierdre’s photography. “We’re from Minnesota, and we do a lot of...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Ag researchers dive into hemp studies

YELLOW JACKET – Hemp plants between 4½ feet and 3½ feet – their height dependent on the amount of irrigated water they had received – were shown off Wednesday at the Southwest Colorado Research...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Small meat-processing plant could start up near Mancos

A rancher with operations near Mancos and in Arizona has proposed building a small meat-processing facility south of Mancos to bring locally raised beef from pasture to table. Daniel Mominee said...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec man rams deputy’s vehicle after high-speed chase

An Aztec man was arrested Saturday evening after he rammed a La Plata Sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car with his Dodge Dakota after a high-speed chase that began on Main Avenue. No one was injured...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fourth-grader’s idea sprouts family board game company

At 11 years of age, Eric Schadt is likely Durango’s youngest entrepreneur. With the aid of his older sister, Jennifer, 21, and his older brother, Paul, 16, Eric has turned his fourth grade science...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

CU president touts closer ties with Fort Lewis College

Ties between Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado might grow tighter as the schools examine partnerships on everything from degree programs to routine purchases of new computers....

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

The Peavine Canyon, Poison Canyon fires grow slowly

Two lightning-sparked fires in the Manti-La Sal National Forest west of Blanding are growing slowly in a manner Forest Service officials expect will provide habitat benefits for more than a decade....

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Woman flown to hospital after Mancos Hill crash

A 47-year-old woman was flown to Mercy Regional Medical Center as a precaution after suffering minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash at the western base of Mancos Hill about 12:45 p.m. Monday....

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman rescued from Horse Gulch

A woman injured about 10:50 a.m. Sunday while mountain biking in Horse Gulch was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center. The woman suffered a leg injury that is not life-threatening, said Ron...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man killed in Hesperus rollover

Logan Willbanks, 24, of Dolores, was killed about 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning after he was ejected from the pickup he was driving after it wandered off the right side of U.S. Highway 160 approaching...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County serves as backdrop for ‘short film’

Various locales around Durango serve as inspiring outdoor vistas enticing children to drop their smartphones and bask in the great outdoors, a more common activity for youngsters in the pre-Steve...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s Montezuma County Fair time

Last year’s popular ATV Rodeo and Lawnmower Race will be back for its second year at the 2019 Montezuma County Fair, which will run from Friday, July 26, to Sunday, Aug. 4. “People had a great time...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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