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Experts to host community dinner to discuss homelessness

The criminalization of homelessness, hunger and housing will be among some of the big topics of community discussion at a dinner Wednesday that will feature a talk by a senior lawyer from the...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 23 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Donations spike on Colorado Gives Day in Southwest Colorado

Donors gave more to nonprofits in Southwest Colorado than they did last year for Colorado Gives Day. Across a five-county region, 67 nonprofits received $231,471 from a total of 1,457 donations,...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 23 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Co-defendant in Cortez burglary case struggles to find conflict-free attorney

A burglary case with six co-defendants has led to some difficulties in finding an attorney for Darrell W. Perez, an inmate at Montezuma County Detention Center awaiting plea hearings in five...

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

Cortez man who left ID at burglary site gets a year in prison

A man who allegedly broke into a Cortez home and left his Colorado ID on the front window sill in October was sentenced Thursday to one year with the Colorado Department of Corrections. In 22nd...

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

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: 23 hours 50 minutes 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: 2 days 10 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: 3 days 21 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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