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The times were lively, and life was grand in 1909

Editor’s note: S. H. Phlegar, Dolores, wrote this story in 1934 about events in Montezuma Valley in 1909. Twenty-five years ago at Lebanon in the Montezuma Valley – well, those were the best days...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2016 | COLUMN: Looking back

Heavy rainfall, possible flooding forecast for today, Thursday

A flash-flood watch was issued for Southwest Colorado, northwest New Mexico and southeast Utah from noon Wednesday into the evening as thunderstorms with potentially heavy rain move into the...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Criminal investigation into Gold King Mine spill confirmed

DENVER – Federal investigators confirmed that they have been looking into a possible criminal connection to last year’s Gold King Mine spill. The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest visitor center serves a world of travelers

Travelers along Colorado Highway 145 near Rico will find an informative, kid-friendly rest stop at the historic San Juan National Forest Visitor Center. Tucked into an aspen grove at 9,000 feet,...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hisatsinom hosts Fowles for lecture on archaeology in Taos

The Journal As a part of the Four Corners Lecture Series, the Hisatsinom Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society presents Dr. Severin Fowles on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at the Methodist...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living

Commissioners take sales tax question off November ballot

Montezuma County commissioners decided Monday to delay asking voters if they want a 1 percent sales tax to finance a $39 million broadband project for high-speed internet services. County...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Avengers win 2016 Ranch Rodeo

The Wild Bunch was in a good spot.As the second team to make its run in the 2016 Ranch Rodeo at Bob Banks Memorial Arena on Sunday evening, the group of Cowboys from Cortez and Animas, New Mexico,...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Monsoons finally arrive, bring rain to SW Colorado

Monsoons finally arrived in Southwest Colorado this week after a couple of brief flirtations earlier this summer, promising more rain for a hot and dry Montezuma County. There were two weak...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lopez gets six years for sex assault on child

Before handing Nicholas Lopez a six-year sentence Friday, Montezuma District Court Judge Todd Plewe called Lopez a coward for refusing to make good on a promise he had made in his plea agreement....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek murder trial set to start in Durango this fall

A man suspected of strangling his girlfriend 1½ years ago in Dove Creek was scheduled Friday for a two-week trial to begin late November in 6th Judicial District Court. William Blackburn Jr., 46,...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s U.S. attorney stepping down after 6 years

DENVER – U.S. Attorney John Walsh, Colorado’s top federal prosecutor during the state’s trailblazing experiment in legal marijuana, is stepping down. Walsh, who served for six years, announced his...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Durango mother charged in fatal head-on crash

A Durango woman has been charged with careless driving causing death as the result of a head-on crash that killed her 8-year-old daughter. Neysha Candelaria, 32, also is charged with not using...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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