Predicting foul weather can be a chancy job

As the one who answers pesky practical questions, please tell us what the “chance of precipitation” means. Thursday evening’s forecast was for 40 percent snow. Does that mean it will snow 40...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

The Journal’s angel tree helps spread holiday generosity

The holiday spirit is alive at The Journal office in downtown Cortez with the addition of the annual Christmas angel tree, part of the Piñon Project’s Christmas for Kids 2018 program. From...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiber project in Cortez raises questions about federal involvement

Five years after starting its quest for citywide broadband internet, Cortez is looking to private companies for help and is receiving unclear signals from the federal government. Broadband access...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter snow gets off to a good start in Cortez

Snowfall in Cortez this winter has already surpassed the total for all of last winter, said Jim Andrus, local weather observer for the National Weather Service. As of Dec. 6, winter snowfall...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

December snow could help close tough retail year in Durango

Shop owners and managers on Main Avenue are looking for Christmas shoppers to put in a strong final month to what has been a tough retail year that was pinched by little winter snow, the 416 Fire,...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nine new police officers ready for duty

It’s a tough time to be a police officer. At least that’s how Doug Parker, director of the Southwest Regional Law Enforcement Academy, sees it. “In the past few years, a wave of criticism has...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Applicants sought for Montezuma County recreation committee

Montezuma County is accepting applications for the Montezuma County Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee will advise the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners on the planning,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing boom doing little for lower-income workers

A development boom in subdivisions adjacent to downtown is adding dozens of homes to Durango’s real estate stock, but the increasing supply will do little to temper costs – and teachers, clerks,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weekly planner for Dec. 10-14

Monday Planning commission & staff open house, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Animas Valley Grange, 7271 County Road 203. La Plata County planning staff is requesting input from Animas Valley residents about...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Carol of the strings

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Children fold paper cranes of hope for California firefighters and victims

The Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County made an origami paper crane display filled with well wishes and support for the first responders of the Camp Fire in California, where 85 people have been...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos installs electric vehicle charging station

With the help of a $9,000 Charge Ahead Colorado grant from the Colorado Energy Office, the town of Mancos has installed an electric vehicle charging station at Boyle Park. The dual-port charging...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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