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Denver area doctors seek to ban smartphone sales to preteens

DENVER – On the dark side of the Colorado Legislature’s website, there are some interesting proposals that voters might see on upcoming ballots. Examples include more than 12 transportation funding...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County’s child poverty rate nearly double state average

More Montezuma County children are affected by poverty on average, and more are born into high-risk situations than the state as a whole, according to a new report from the Colorado Children’s...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County considers asphalt plant; city weighs in

Is there a good place for a hot asphalt plant? The plants emit black smoke and stink of oil, but they’re needed to pave area roads, which the public demands. The hot-button issue came to the...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores girl keeps birthday promise to Cortez Animal Shelter

“Some of the shelters need help because some of the animals are suffering.” Jordan Lansing, 11 By Stephanie Alderton Journal Staff Writer Jordan Lansing, 11, continued a birthday tradition on...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez mayor declares April Child Abuse Awareness Month

Cortez Mayor Karen Sheek signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring the city would recognize April as Child Abuse Awareness Month. The proclamation came after members of the Four Corners Child...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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State budget proposal cuts youth surveys on drugs, sex

DENVER – Colorado schoolchildren may not be asked about their drug use and sex habits in anonymous surveys anymore, under a bipartisan budget proposal moving through the Legislature. The budget...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Girls on the Run ends season in Durango

Area Girls on the Run programs will conclude their 2016 season with a 5-kilometer run in Durango on Saturday. The program, for third-through eighth-grade girls, started in 2000 in North Carolina...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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No spike in teen marijuana use after legalization

DENVER – Teen marijuana use has not increased since the state legalized the drug, according to state health officials. But anti-marijuana groups remain concerned that the normalization of the drug...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Turnover plagues child care in Southwest Colorado

Across Southwest Colorado, early childhood education centers are facing high staff turnover rates and many have waiting lists because there is not enough care available for families. A survey of...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez Easter egg hunt, services this weekend

The annual Easter egg hunt in Cortez will be held Saturday, March 26 on the west side of City Park, between Montezuma Avenue and Main Street at Park Street.Areas will be marked off for youngsters...

DATE: March 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

The best Valentine’s present – your presence

By Mary Dodd MECC Chief Knowledge Officer In February our thoughts turn to all the ways we can show our loved ones how much we care about them – and children need us to show our love not by buying...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Education

Grant helps help region’s parents find child care

More parents have been able to find licensed child care for their infants and toddlers thanks to grants through the Southwest Colorado Early Childhood Collaborative. In the first year, the grants...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living