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Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Mancos man armed with machete arrested in attempted murder

A Mancos man remains in the Montezuma County Detention Center after he was arrested Sunday on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder after he allegedly jumped on a woman’s car on Main Street...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton challenger: Incumbent too media shy

Lauren Boebert, the pistol-packing owner of Shooters Grill in Rifle, is moving full-speed ahead with her primary challenge to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez – unperturbed by President...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barn lost in fire north of Cortez

A New Year’s Eve fire north of Cortez claimed the barn of Lisa and Darrell Buchanan, but their 30 chickens and their horse, Pops, are safe thanks to passersby who opened a gate for the mare and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado remains in severe drought

Much of Southwest Colorado remains in a severe drought even though the region has accumulated 130% of average snowpack. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor , as of Dec. 31, all of Montezuma...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango credit union merges with bigger statewide operation

Southwest Colorado Federal Credit Union with some 4,000 members in La Plata County and four other Southwest Colorado counties will merge Jan. 1 with the Credit Union of Colorado, which has 134,000...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

More snow expected Friday in Southwest Colorado

A storm heading into the Southwest Friday could dump up to 18 inches of snow in the southern San Juan Mountains and up to 3 inches in Cortez. Northeast Arizona and Northwest New Mexico should see...

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

Cortez serves a homestyle feast for Christmas

Evander Lien capped off a pretty good Christmas – he scored a hoverboard from Santa and some turkey and pumpkin pie Wednesday at the Cortez Community Christmas Dinner. Evander’s father, Cyrus Lien,...

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

Denver PBS coming to satellite viewers in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Coloradans received a stocking stuffer on Christmas Eve: agreements with satellite television providers to carry Denver’s Public Broadcasting Service affiliate, Rocky Mountain PBS. But...

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

Snowfall expected into Monday; storm warning expires at midnight

A winter storm warning remains in effect through midnight, and snow is expected into early Monday in Southwest Colorado. Snowfall and blowing snow made travel was difficult in the San Juan...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College re-examines its past

The symbolic heart of Fort Lewis College, the Clock Tower, presents a series of panels highlighting the school’s history – panels that have drawn scrutiny in recent years for seemingly glossing...

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

Snow, rain likely through Sunday

A wet slushy snow fell in Durango on Sunday morning with precipitation coming as rain in Cortez as a winter storm moved through Southwest Colorado. Snow is expected to last all day and into the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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