Death and dying

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Pagosa Springs Medical Center opts out of aid-in-dying

A third Southwest Colorado hospital has opted out of providing services under the aid-in-dying law, which was approved by Colorado voters by a 2-to-1 margin in November. On Tuesday, the Upper San...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Obamacare's repeal could leave Colorado with high Medicaid cost

Thousands of people in Southwest Colorado are enrolled in Medicaid, but the state may not be able to maintain all that coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.President Donald Trump signed...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Family fondly recalls Cortez man who died in crash

A 50-year-old man from Cortez has been identified as the driver who died Sunday after his vehicle collided with a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow near Dolores. The Colorado State...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Rico home explosion still under investigation

The investigation into a propane leak and explosion at a Rico home on Jan. 23 is ongoing, according to fire officials. Lisa Salliby, 42, was killed in the explosion, which leveled the home on...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Two men found dead in separate incidents

Two Durango men were found dead Friday in apparent suicides, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. The first incident was reported around 2 a.m. in the 200 block of East Seventh Avenue in...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Economic development leader Ed Morlan dies

Longtime economic development leader and Bayfield Town Board member Ed Morlan died Tuesday in Durango. Morlan, 66, was having eye surgery on Oct. 31 when he may have suffered a pulmonary embolism,...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Student remembered at memorial service

More than 400 people mourned the loss of a Dolores elementary student Sunday during a public memorial service on the school campus.Alana Dawn Nowlin was remembered as a kind and thoughtful child...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Memorial for student will be on Sunday

The Nowlin family will provide a memorial service for Alana Dawn Nowlin on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in the School’s Auxiliary Gym, at 1301 Central Ave., Dolores, Colorado. The community is welcome...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Police identify man who died at Dog Park

Police on Monday identified a man who was found dead Saturday at the Durango Dog Park as 59-year-old Brian Ackleson. His body was found about 9:30 a.m. near the entrance of the Dog Park , a bit...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Body found at dog park

A body was found at the Durango Dog Park by a dog that was being walked Saturday morning. A man was found a little bit uphill from the entrance to the park around 9:30 a.m., La Plata County Coroner...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Customer service shines at The Journal

Also, I would like to let you know that you have a wonderful staff member in Odette Zenizo. We had left out something in our Mother’s obituary that was important, and I called her and she got it...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Thank you letters

Cortez Cemetery limits access after theft and vandalism

The Journal The Cortez Cemetery will start locking its gates because of theft and vandalism, said Gayle Johnson, manager of the Cortez Cemetery District. The cemetery will be open only during...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news