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Firearm safety group targets suicide at the source

In the months after her 15-year-old brother-in-law’s suicide in 2010, Meghan Francone could not stop thinking about the details leading up to his death: his increasingly devout religious practices,...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP platform pushes federal land transfers

The Republican Party is drafting its 2016 platform, which represents a hard swerve to the right on social issues. But other parts of its stance have long been consistent – most notably, its push...

DATE: July 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alleged Yellowstone trespassers face drone case at Mesa Verde

The case of the men whose selfies got them in trouble this spring at Yellowstone came up this week in U.S. District Court. An affidavit filed at Yellowstone Justice Center in Mammoth, Wyoming,...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde fire ban in effect

Recent hot, dry, and breezy weather has resulted in extremely dry vegetation fuels throughout Mesa Verde National Park. Because of the very high fire danger, several fire restrictions will take...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton invites Cortez students to take part in App Challenge

The Journal U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez invites all high school students of Colorado’s Third Congressional District to participate in the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango woman dies, Mancos man injured in motorcycle crash

A 60-year-old Durango woman died and a 64-year-old Mancos man was critically injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on Colorado Highway 145 near Telluride, according to the San Miguel...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cool, wet weather forecast this week for Montezuma County

Latest weather predictions for the Four Corners show the recent hot, dry spell will snap this week, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast for Montezuma County includes a chance...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protecting Bears Ears: What are the options?

There are two options for managing public lands in southeast Utah. A national monument The Bears Ears National Monument would cover 1.9 million acres, including, from north to south: the Indian...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bluff becomes ground zero for Bears Ears monument

Enthusiastic cheering and booing punctuated public comment during a packed community meeting Saturday in Bluff, Utah, hosted by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to gather input on the proposed Bears...

DATE: July 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears Ears proposal draws passionate crowd to Bluff

BLUFF, UTAH — By late morning in Bluff, the line was long, the sun was high, and the anticipation was building. Hundreds of spectators had gathered awaiting an appearance by U.S. Secretary of the...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

House effort to block monuments faces veto threat

House Republicans have passed a spending bill that could block a new national monument in southeastern Utah. But the effort faces a White House veto threat. Republican Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archaeological center calls for protection for Bears Ears

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced on Friday that it supports increased protection for the Bears Ears area, a day before U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other high-ranking...

DATE: July 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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