Position: City editor, Journal staff writer

Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Residence Inn by Marriott in Durango is sold

Prime Hospitality out of Fort Collins, a hotel and motel partnership, has purchased the Residence Inn by Marriott in Durango for $8.2 million. Kalpesh Patel, the registered agent with Prime...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

State champion Durango freestyle skier battling childhood leukemia

Amara Kirk is only 13, but she is used to tough battles. She’s a four-time state champion freestyle skier. Now, all the focus, discipline and dedication she’s put into her skiing has been diverted...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Restaurant owner gets top line on Republican primary ballot

The challenger to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton is touting winning the top spot on the ballot for the June 30 Republican primary as proof voters are looking for new energy and a fresh face in Congress....

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scattered showers forecast through Wednesday in Southwest Colorado

Scattered rain showers are expected in Southwest Colorado Sunday evening through Wednesday, with the best chance to see rain coming Tuesday. The moisture will fall as scattered snowfall in the high...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of assault and robbery

A 28-year-old man suspected in an assault around 7:40 p.m. Saturday and an armed robbery about two hours later was arrested by Durango police officers behind Town Plaza shortly after the robbery....

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

PPP provides relief for some small businesses, until the money ran dry

“It was a godsend.” That was Durango Harley-Davidson owner Trevor Bird’s reaction to being funded through the Paycheck Protection Program, the $349 billion loan program put in place by the federal...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New businesses spring up to battle COVID-19

COVID-19 might have delivered severe, perhaps even fatal blows to businesses, but at least two Durango business have sprung up to meet the unique demands created by the viral pandemic. Four Corners...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango restaurants prepare meals for nurses, doctors on front lines

Restaurants might be the industry suffering the most collateral damage from the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the Ore House and partners from starting a program to provide tasty meals...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why haven’t gas prices dropped as rapidly in Southwest Colorado?

Oh, how the market turns. Two months ago Southwest Coloradans were enjoying the lowest gas prices in the state. Durango even briefly recorded the lowest gas prices in Colorado. And even more...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Female pedestrian killed on South Broadway

A pedestrian was run over and killed by a hit-and-run driver shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday on South Broadway. Cortez Police Department Patrol Lt. Andy Brock said Geraldine Castilleja was hit near...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire ban set to start April 20 in Montezuma County

Montezuma County commissioners Tuesday ordered a fire ban to begin Monday and reviewed COVID-19 preparations. Sheriff Steve Nowlin recommended a fire ban after talking with fire chiefs across the...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is government response to health crisis causing irreversible damage to civil liberties?

Does America in the era of COVID-19 have Benjamin Franklin spinning in his grave? Franklin famously wrote in a letter, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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