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Alpacka Rafts company moves to downtown Mancos

Mancos-based Alpacka Rafts has moved to a new downtown location, but that’s not the only big change the company is planning for the near future, co-owners Thor and Sheri Tingey said Friday. The...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado lawmakers recognize contributions of Ute tribes

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers welcomed special guests from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes to the capitol Thursday with the passage of a resolution recognizing their unique cultures and...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Rural broadband financing bill OK’d by Senate committee

DENVER – A minor victory was scored Thursday for the continued deployment of broadband internet to rural Colorado. House Bill 1174, which would create an exemption allowing local improvement...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Solar Barn Raising is a community effort in Montezuma County

A local nonprofit is offering sweat equity to install solar panels on homes. The volunteer organization Solar Barn Raising aims to make solar installations more affordable, group organizer John...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Police blotter

Wednesday, March 15 9:05 a.m. : A woman reported the theft of a license plate on a vehicle at Air Options Respiratory, 1740 E. Main St. The case remains under investigation. 10:41 a.m. : A woman...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: For the record

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Great Outdoors Colorado awards Cortez grant for pickleball courts

The Great Outdoors Colorado Board announced Thursday it would award a $108,000 grant to the city of Cortez to build six pickleball courts in Centennial Park. In December, department director Dean...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma health care providers receive Nightingale, STAR awards

More than 100 people gathered at the Henry Strater Theatre in Durango on March 16 to celebrate the 2017 Nightingale Luminary and STAR nursing awards. The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Surgeon announces departure from Southwest Memorial Hospital

Dr. William Rainer Jr., a Cortez surgeon, announced Tuesday that he would no longer offer his services at Southwest Memorial Hospital. In a letter emailed to The Journal, Rainer office stated that...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Cortez fire district’s risk rating improves

An insurance rating for the Cortez Fire Protection District has improved, and homeowners might see more affordable insurance rates as a result. The fire district’s public protection classification...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez offers incentives to businesses that improve their look

The city of Cortez has announced a plan to compensate businesses that improve the look of their landscaping or storefront look this year. The Parks and Recreation Department has promised Cortez...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Manaugh works to redesign school culture in Cortez

Manaugh Elementary School is planning some radical things over the next few years to keep the school moving on the right track, Principal Donetta Jones told school board members at their meeting...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Protesters in Durango oppose Trump’s health care system

About 50 people rallied outside U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s East Second Avenue office on Tuesday, asking the representative to oppose the American Health Care Act when the House votes on the measure...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news