Marijuana growing and infusing firms may sprout up in town

The opportunity to open a marijuana grow or marijuana-infused product factory could be coming to Durango. The Durango City Council asked city planners to continue to research where these businesses...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Theft case continued for local woman In custody on no bond after violating court orders, Christina Hurst, 28, of Cortez, had an arraignment hearing continued until Sept. 21. Hurst was arrested in...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Email announcements to [email protected] 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: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

League gets update on behavioral health

For The Cortez Journal The local League of Women Voters will hear an overview of what is new in Colorado and with federal legislation for behavioral health care on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m. at...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business Briefs

Four Corners bank expands in Durango Four Corners Community Bank held a groundbreaking Aug. 27 for a branch on the lot of the former Mama’s Boy Italian restaurant in Durango. Construction on the...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Two Re-1 board seats to remain vacant

It appears the seven-member Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school board will have two open seats this fall. According to district election supervisor Linda Diffendaffer, candidates filed petitions to run...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Keeping clean

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vesicular stomatitis declines, but spreads

The vesicular stomatitis outbreak isn’t as bad as last year, says the Colorado state veterinarian, but the contagious equine and livestock disease is spread across a wider geographic area than has...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

‘Stigma’ from Gold King Mine spill into the Animas River could linger

Unsure of the economic losses the “stigma” of the Gold King Mine spill will have on businesses and property owners, an environmental litigation firm held a discussion Friday about the rights and...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Relief-fund donations are slow

Durango is not living up to its reputation as a generous community in the aftermath of the Gold King Mine spill into the Animas River. Ten days after the Community Emergency Relief Fund was...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Purgatory looking up

For Purgatory Resort’s new owner James Coleman, replacing the notoriously slow-moving Legends Lift 8 is only the first step of his long-term vision that looks to improve the ski mountain. “We want...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

State a model for stopping gas waste

DENVER – A nonpartisan watchdog group launched a three-state campaign to end waste of natural gas on public lands. Michael Surrusco, senior policy analyst with Taxpayers for Common Sense, said that...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

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