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Durango Police Thursday 6:19 a.m. A woman was sleeping in a doorway in the 1000 block of Main Avenue. Officers gave at least one person a verbal warning. Wednesday 8:01 a.m. A man threw rocks...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health Alliance starting negotiations to bring health care costs down

Health insurance premiums in Southwest Colorado can rival a mortgage payment, but the recently formed Southwest Health Alliance expects to start negotiations with health care providers in coming...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 9 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New storm expected Sunday in Southwest Colorado

After a late-autumn rain at lower elevations Thursday, another storm system is expected to move into Southwest Colorado around midnight Saturday, and it holds at least a potential to leave some...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute fire agency plans brush burn

Southern Ute Agency Fire Management began a planned brush pile burn in Sandoval Canyon on Wednesday. The 120-acre burn was scheduled to continue until Friday but stalled because of weather...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos library to hold wreath workshop

The Journal Mancos Public Library will host its annual wreath workshop Saturday. The class will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and is limited to 15 participants. Pre-registration is required, with...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango CBD retailers not fretting FDA updates

Companies selling cannabidiol products face an uncertain future after the Food and Drug Administration issued a consumer update that detailed the potential harmful effects of CBD. The FDA...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 23 hours 46 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango completes its most expensive construction project

With the snap of oversize scissors Wednesday at Santa Rita Park, the city of Durango signaled the completion of its most expensive construction project ever. More than 50 residents, city employees...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Wednesday 1:47 a.m. A man lay screaming in the 300 block of East Seventh Avenue. 3:32 a.m. Someone reported a man getting into a Ford Mustang that he did not own in the 800 block...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioner falls off roof, fractures hip and spine

After falling from a roof, La Plata County Commissioner Clyde Church said a fractured hip and spine won’t keep him from fulfilling his duties. Church, who was elected in fall 2018, said he and a...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officer accused of domestic violence appears in court

Issues over money and an alleged extramarital affair led to an altercation that resulted in a Durango Police Department officer’s arrest earlier this week on suspicion of domestic violence,...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Axis Health System CEO Bern Heath to retire

Axis Health System CEO Bern Heath will retire in January after leading the organization for almost 20 years and growing services to reach thousands of residents. The Axis board selected Chief...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 22 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio’s Dancing Spirit faces critical financial shortfall

IGNACIO – In the midst of Friday’s light parade, pictures with Santa and general holiday cheer at the annual Taste of Christmas event, one Ignacio nonprofit will be selling pottery to stay afloat...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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