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Eli Tomac runs away with Tampa Supercross, takes series lead

Eli Tomac on Saturday went to the lead early and ran away with the 450 Supercross in Tampa. He bolted to the top of the standings for the first time this season. It was his third win of the season,...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Update: Speed, brakes suspected in fatal Colorado 141 crash

A Durango man died in a semitrailer crash Feb. 10 on Colorado Highway 141 near Slick Rock, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. Lance G. Luedtke, age 37, was killed in the crash, San...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet the City Council candidates, Part 2

T he Cortez City Council election is fast approaching, and this spring, 14 candidates are vying for five seats. The municipal election is April 7, and residents may vote for up to five...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez celebrates Women’s History Month

The city of Cortez is joining in on what has become a national tradition by proclaiming March as Women’s History Month. The proclamation was signed at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting after a...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Congested Cortez intersection will become 4-way stop

To improve driver and pedestrian safety, this month the intersection of Montezuma Avenue and Mildred Road will be converted to a four-way stop from a two-way stop. In addition, the right-turn and...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Ute tribes partner on language immersion program for schools

The Southern Ute, Ute Mountain Ute and Ute Indian tribes are creating a Ute language immersion program that can be implemented in schools. The Southern Ute Department of Education is working with...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM designates special management areas

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office has designated three areas of critical environmental concern in Montezuma and San Miguel counties. The new amendment to the 2015 Resource...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meet the City Council candidates, Part 1

The second part of this Q&A will appear Tuesday. By Erika Alvero Journal Staff Writer The Cortez City Council election is fast-approaching, and this spring, 14 candidates will vie for five seats....

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

House committee to subpoena Interior over BLM move to Grand Junction

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voted Wednesday to give its chairman the power to subpoena the Department of the Interior to obtain documents related to the controversial Bureau of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County seeks to attract electric vehicles

A proposal by Montezuma County commissioners to install a fast-charge electric-vehicle station in Cortez has hit a hurdle because of high operating costs. The county wants to take advantage of a...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Wilderness Act passes U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 by a solid margin Wednesday night despite disagreement among Colorado’s congressional delegation. Rep. Diana DeGette,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet ends presidential campaign after disappointing finish in N.H.

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet ended his presidential campaign Tuesday night after early primary election results from New Hampshire showed him earning less than 1% of the vote. Bennet and his campaign...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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