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Man who pulled woman from burning home faces felony charges

When an improperly installed wood stove caused a fire at a mobile home on County Road 25 in early November, Montezuma County resident Derrick Jim carried a burned woman out of the structure. Then...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students study what motivates young voters

Fort Lewis College students examined the factors that motivate young people to vote during a semester that featured a highly contentious midterm election. Turnout among young voters in La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The blotter

Durango police Sunday 3:14 a.m. A dog was barking for 20 minutes near the 1200 block of Florida Road. 3:51 a.m. Someone tried to break into a home near the 500 block of East Eighth Avenue. ...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez seeks public-private partnership on fiber optics

The city of Cortez on Dec. 5 issued a request for proposals seeking a qualified fiber-to-home company to partner with the city to deliver a fiber optic internet connection to all homes and...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wanted felon takes Sheriff’s Office on 25-mile car chase

Robert Marquez, a wanted violent felon known to sell and abuse drugs, led Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office personnel on a 25-mile car chase reaching speeds of 105 mph on Nov. 29. A deputy and...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas well leaks wastewater in Canyons of Ancients National Monument

A gas well in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in October spilled about 3,150 gallons of wastewater onto the ground, according to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Longtime federal magistrate David West to hang up the robe

If David West had a choice, he’d laugh. Not in the courtroom, of course, where he has worked for 32 years as a magistrate with the U.S. District Court in Durango. Judges, lawyers and friends...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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: 1 day 19 hours 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: 2 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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