Durango’s small-business center names new head

The new executive director of the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is bringing a strong background in academia, small business and economic development in rural areas to her new...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Community Calendar

Email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Pinnacol Assurance plans seminar

For The Cortez Journal Pinnacol Assurance and Mountain West Insurance and Financial Services are hosting a seminar on managing worker’s compensation costs. The seminar will address how worker’s...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Couple open solar business in Cortez

After three years of building a solid customer base through their digital storefront,, owners Julie and Joe LaVenture have decided to open their first physical storefront in...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango named top destination

It’s official: Durango is one of the top 10 places in the nation to get outside. The little Southwest city recently came in at No. 2 in USA Today’s Reader’s Choice 10 Best Destinations for Outdoor...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Pilots of crashed plane encountered bad weather

The plane that crashed Sept. 5 in western San Juan County encountered “instrument flying conditions” over western Colorado, but neither of the two pilots aboard were qualified to fly in such bad...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five candidates running for Southern Ute tribal council

Five have announced candidacy for two seats on the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s tribal council as elders carry on with recall efforts to oust five sitting members and the chairman. Incumbent Alex...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superfund and property values

At the last conference with stakeholders affected by the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill, the Environmental Protection Agency was at a loss to provide specific details about Superfunds, except for one...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Symphony kicks off concert season

The San Juan Symphony, featuring guest conductor Blake Richardson and renowned cello soloist Inbal Segev will kick off Southwest Colorado Concerts’ new season in a new venue – the state-of-the-art...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge guides grand jury

Sixteen area residents were impaneled for a grand jury on Wednesday. They are likely to meet periodically over the next several months. Chief District Court Judge Doug Walker provided an overview...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elk close gap in history at Mesa Verde park

It seems unlikely, but a healthy elk population resides in the parched canyons and bluffs of Mesa Verde National Park. About 150 elk live in the park, and they are mostly non-migratory, said park...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wrongly charged woman free after 6 months in jail

Vehicular homicide charges have been dropped against a Farmington, N.M., woman after she spent nearly six months in the Montezuma County jail awaiting trial. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jonathan...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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