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Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

50 volunteers spend Sunday cleaning homeless camps

Work gloves on, rakes, shovels and hoes at the ready, about 50 civic-minded residents dedicated their Sunday afternoon to cleaning up scores of recently active homeless camps in Overend Mountain...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Area Tourism Office has new leader

Rachel Brown, the marketing and communications director for Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefits District , will be the new executive director for the Durango Area Tourism Office. Brown, who will...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

National popular vote debated at Fort Lewis College

A movement to elect the president by winner of the national popular vote would create a system that values every voter equally, according to a proponent. But a critic said the change would simply...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autumn’s prime time in the San Juan Mountains

Lynne Lewis stays busy during autumn leading backpacking tours into the La Plata Mountains from her operation, Rimrock Outfitters in Echo Basin. Business will be good this week as colors peak in...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Building a better bumper

It took a little more than two years for two Durango entrepreneurs to go from an idea generated during a weekend water-skiing on Navajo Lake to sales of their product, more functional and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Forum explores state ballot propositions

Colorado lawmakers are asking voters to approve two ballot propositions Nov. 5 that will help keep the state budget in the black and help fund water projects. About 30 people attended a League of...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Terminal remodel nears completion at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Construction of a new baggage-handling facility and remodeling of the ticket counter and airline operational offices are on schedule and on budget at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. The $1.7...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

How a private club brought Denver TV to SW Colorado

An easy way exists – at least in Montezuma and Dolores counties and the Dryside in La Plata County – to get all the Denver television you want and never miss a Broncos game. The method is...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 men cited in U.S. Highway 160 crash

A three-vehicle crash Thursday evening just east of Mancos slowed traffic for about an hour on U.S. Highway 160. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jeff Chmielewski said he did not have details about...

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

Durango reports another strong month of sales tax collections

Durango’s sales tax receipts for July came in strong, the second month in a row recording robust numbers. The tax receipts should provide reassurance to Durango retailers that the 416 Fire in the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

National political commentator, blind adventurer to speak in Durango

David Brooks, a New York Times columnist, political commentator and best-selling author, and Erik Weihenmayer, adventurer, athlete, author and the first blind person to summit Mount Everest, will...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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