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JoDee Powers joins MCEDA as economic development specialist

The Journal JoDee Powers, a longtime Colorado and Montezuma County resident, will be joining the Montezuma Community Economic Development Association to serve as the organization’s economic...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

SWCC plans informational sessions for prospective students

The Journal Southwest Colorado Community College will host informational sessions for prospective students on Aug. 7-8 at the SWCC campuses in Durango and Mancos. Participants will be given a...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Girls on the Run needs volunteer coaches

The Journal Girls on the Run, a program for girls in grades 3-5 that incorporates walking and running with healthy body image and life habits, is looking for coaches. To be a coach in the...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores Galloping Goose Historical Society celebrates 30 years

The Galloping Goose Historical Society of Dolores will celebrate its 30th anniversary at this year’s Escalante Days on Saturday, Aug. 12. Free rides on Goose No. 5 will be offered all day, with...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Deadline approaches for Mancos emergency loan paperwork

Businesses interested in federal assistance after the Western Excelsior mill fire have until Friday to turn in worksheets from the U.S. Small Business Administration. On July 11, after both Mancos...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mesa Verde Gardeners open registration for annual garden show

The Journal Mesa Verde Gardeners announced Tuesday that registration is now open for the Montezuma County Fair Horticulture/Agriculture Show on Aug. 3-5 at the fairgrounds, 30100 U.S. Highway 160....

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Road closures lifted as 412 Fire smolders south of Rico

The 95-acre 412 Fire continues to smolder in mixed conifer forests and heavy dead and downed timber, and San Juan National Forest fire crews continue to manage the lightning-caused fire, located 7...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Expect slower traffic Monday as crews work on U.S. 491 near Road M

The Journal The first layer of asphalt has been laid on U.S. Highway 491 between County Road M and Colorado Highway 184, part of a 9-mile highway improvement project, the Colorado Department of...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some trails, roads open from 412 Fire closures

The San Juan National Forest continues to manage the 412 Fire, burning seven miles south of Rico, and smoke continues to be visible as the fire smolders, the San Juan National Forest said Wednesday...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is July 21-22

The Journal United Blood Services will hold its annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive on Friday, July 21, from 2–6 p.m., and Saturday, July 22, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., according to a news release...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Wounded Cortez veteran gets K9 Scout to watch his back

Army veteran Jack Miller has spent most of his career helping the wounded, and now a dog is helping to heal him. The Cortez nurse entered the military after graduating from high school in 1986, but...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadline for Cortez reading program T-shirt is July 10

The Journal The Cortez Public Library’s deadline to register for T-shirts for the summer reading program is Monday, July 10. If you haven’t registered, go to http://bit.ly/2pqeiyi . The date for...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News