Position: City editor, Journal staff writer

Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Motorcyclist suffers head injuries

A 59-year-old man who suffered multiple head injuries in a motorcycle crash in Durango remained in critical condition Tuesday at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood. Brett Perrin of Durango was...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire claims house near Durango airport

The owner of a house north of Durango-La Plata County Airport said a propane explosion in his barbecue grill led to a fire Saturday night that destroyed his home. “I had just got back from a long...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College trustees approve 2.15% budget reduction

A $47.52 million general fund budget that lays off 12 employees and furloughs 11 others was approved Monday by the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees for academic year 2020-21. The budget is a...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire more than 79% contained

Lighter winds and quieter fire behavior during the weekend allowed firefighters to increase containment of the East Canyon Fire to 79% by Sunday evening with the fire growing only 5 acres in 24...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Limits on noise, hours weigh on Durango Hot Springs

Durango Hot Springs owners initially believed revitalizing the aging, historic Trimble Hot Springs would create for them a solid business and provide a new lease on life for an attraction in the...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Firefighters working on East Canyon Fire’s south side

Firefighters will focus on the southern and southwest side of the East Canyon Fire on Wednesday as the estimated size of the lightning-sparked fire was reduced by 135 acres. Pam Wilson, spokeswoman...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 can’t stop Josefita Herrera’s 106th birthday bash

Even with 106 years under her belt, Josefita Herrera still turns out the fluffiest, freshest tortillas in Durango. Occasionally, a batch of red chile or a fresh apple or cherry pie also come from...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College announces layoffs, furloughs to trim budget

Twelve employees will be laid off and 11 employees will be furloughed next year in moves Fort Lewis College is taking to cut $1.85 million from the general fund budget. FLC had actually pegged the...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed man arrested after 50-mile chase north of Durango

An armed man has been arrested on suspicion of leading law enforcement on a 50-mile chase over two mountain passes from Silverton to Hermosa with speeds reaching 97 mph. After eluding two sets of...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango near wildfire

U.S. Highway 160 reopened to traffic around 7:15 p.m. Monday after a 9-mile stretch from Mancos to Cherry Creek (La Plata County Road 105) was temporarily closed because of poor visibility caused...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for portions of Southwest Colorado

A red flag warning about dangerous fire conditions has been issued for a portion of Southwest Colorado, including Cortez and much of southern La Plata County from noon Sunday through 8 p.m. Durango...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nature, outdoors key to selling tourism in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s calling card, nature, will be key in a recovery of the tourism sector from the blows it’s taken because of restrictions to slow the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re heading into the...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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