Position: City editor, Journal staff writer

Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

There are candidates, then there are other variables that will guide this election

Many people predicted a big news year in 2020 culminating with a presidential election. Little did they realize how distant impeachment of a president would look less than two months before voters...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington thrift store supports relocation of wolf-dog rescue to larger parcel

Carol Sanchez has big plans for her 4 Corners Wolf Dog Rescue Sanctuary. She recently purchased 80 acres of land near Cuba, New Mexico, where she plans to move 16 wolf-dog hybrids she is tending on...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College surprised by low COVID-19 cases

Fort Lewis College had given 2,683 COVID-19 tests as of Wednesday, with 17 confirmed cases – all of which were reported during move-in week, when students were required to be tested. As of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 23 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican candidate Boebert touts free market in health care

Lauren Boebert said opponents’ efforts focusing on her personal life are meant to distract voters from issues in the campaign – especially health care, an issue on which she claims she holds an...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Lauren Boebert defends her past during Durango visit

Lauren Boebert defended herself Tuesday against a claim that her origin story – growing up collecting welfare in a Democratic household while learning the Republican values of hard work at...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Primus restaurant to reopen after dealing with flood

Primus Restaurant will hold a grand reopening Thursday after dealing with a Father’s Day flood that kept it closed for three months – just as other restaurants were emerging from COVID-19-caused...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

New Durango city manager to begin listening tour

Jose Madrigal, the new city manager, will begin his tenure leading Durango with a listening tour – an effort to hear from residents and city employees about what city government is doing well,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley Elementary School quarantines a group of students

An individual being evaluated for COVID-19 has had contact with one cohort of students at Animas Valley Elementary School, setting off an effort by the school district and public health department...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will La Niña mean for winter in Southwest Colorado?

Avid skiers, sit down – could 2020 bring any more bad news? Yes, of course: The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 75% chance of a La Niña winter forming from December through February. La Niña...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport numbers down from 2019

Arrivals and departures at the Durango-La Plata County Airport totaled 126,562 through the end of August – down 50.89% compared with the same period in 2019 The statistics reflect how hard the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Here today, gone tomorrow: A glimpse of winter has some digging out coats, gloves

The unusual early September storm that put a frosting on the peaks of the San Juan Mountains won’t have a second punch – with above-normal highs expected to return to Southwest Colorado by...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School suspected COVID-19 case proves negative

Follow-up tests came back negative for an adult employee at Durango High School who was suspected of suffering from COVID-19 on Tuesday, and 69 students who were sent home for remote learning will...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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