Position: City editor, Journal staff writer

Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Durango railroad’s liability for 416 Fire worries economic leaders

Economic leaders warned Tuesday any final ruling in a 416 Fire lawsuit that saddles the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with a burdensome financial penalty will be counterproductive –...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Cortez Public Works crews working on ruptured water pipe

A water line ruptured in the Carpenter Natural Area along the walking trail in Cortez about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, cutting water to a number of houses in Cortez and reducing water pressure throughout...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County closes road after avalanche

San Juan County closed County Road 2 near Eureka Campground on Sunday because the road has become unstable after it was washed out by an avalanche debris flow near the Animas River. The road is...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

July 4 celebrations to light up the region

From rubber duck races in Rico to kids games that include climbing a greased pole and a pig chase in Dove Creek – not to mention barbecues and fireworks at dusk pretty much everywhere – the region...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workshop helps teachers hone ecological science skills

About 20 regional science teachers will have some fish stories to tell students next year, and with the help of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, they’ll be better able to convey some ecological science...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ranchers face one-two punch from drought, hard winter

Healthy green grass is a welcome sight for cattle ranchers in Southwest Colorado who have faced an exceptional drought, low prices and harsh winter weather. For Brad Fassett, owner of Fassett Hay...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girl seriously injured in U.S. 160 crash

One girl was seriously injured and three other people suffered minor injuries Saturday night when a van hit a tow truck on U.S. Highway 160 just west of Bayfield in front of Lon’s Automotive. Upper...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LGBTQ community struggles to find adequate health care

Gaps in health care remain a problem in communities across Colorado, according to One Colorado, an advocacy group for the LGBTQ community, which held an informational and educational session Sunday...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans enjoy day on the Animas River

About 150 veterans and family members enjoyed a sunny Sunday, rafting on the Animas River at Santa Rita Park for the second annual Veterans Float & Picnic. With the river flowing about 3,900 cubic...

DATE: June 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speedway gas convenience stores come to Southwest Colorado

Several former Conoco and Shell gas stations and Giant convenience stores in Southwest Colorado are now sporting Speedway signs. The new moniker comes as Marathon Petroleum Corp. , Speedway’s ...

DATE: June 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Department of Transportation schedules busy work season

Some $85 million will be spent on highway construction and traffic-improvement projects in south-central and Southwest Colorado this summer. The 30 projects, in 16 counties in Colorado Department...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trimble hot springs looking to replace pool

Trimble Spa & Natural Hot Springs remains open for the summer despite closing its Olympic pool, which will have to be removed and replaced. “We’re trying to dispel the rumor that we’re closed. The...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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