Mancos school board accepts resignation of Principal Adam Priestley

During a regular meeting Monday night, the Mancos school board accepted the resignation of secondary Principal Adam Priestley. Priestley told The Journal in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado transportation funding faces winding road ahead

Colorado’s dance over dollars for transportation didn’t end on Election Day, when voters crushed two ballot questions that could have put billions into roads. Voters, by roughly 20-point margins,...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 44 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hundreds of employees at FLC to receive training in suicide intervention

More than 680 employees at Fort Lewis College will receive training next year in how to intervene with someone who may be experiencing a suicidal crisis. FLC staff and faculty plan to work with a...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 5 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Town residents return home after package spurs evacuation

GILCREST – Residents of a Colorado town were allowed to return home just hours after a suspicious package triggered an evacuation. Gilcrest, which has a population of about 1,100, was evacuated...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former seminarian speaks out about Denver seminary abuse

DENVER – A Catholic priest from Denver accused of sexually abusing an adult seminary student was temporarily placed in a parish after officials learned of the allegations over a decade ago. The...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

More soldiers return to Colorado from Afghan deployment

FORT CARSON – Another 300 soldiers are back in Fort Carson after completing their deployment to Afghanistan. The members of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returned...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Zinke ‘100 percent confident’ he’ll be cleared in probes

BILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke declared Monday he’s “100 percent confident” no wrongdoing will be found in pending ethics investigations that have stirred speculation he could...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Housing boom appears to have stabilized this year

The homebuilding market may be slowing down a bit and stabilizing after an exceptional year in 2017, although home prices have continued to rise. Rising interest rates nationally could be...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid ‘exceptional drought,’ Mancos seeks to protect its watershed

Drought hit Southwest Colorado hard in 2018. Since mid-April, the United States Department of Agriculture has classified all of Montezuma County as experiencing “exceptional drought,” its most...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Acquitted man alleges in lawsuit that cop planted drugs

DENVER – A 34-year-old Colorado man who was acquitted of drug charges last April contends in a lawsuit that a police officer planted cocaine and drug paraphernalia in his lunch box before arresting...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Artistic tribute to 416 Fire cub donated to Durango Welcome Center

A wooden tribute to the female bear cub rescued from the 416 Fire has moved into the Durango Welcome Center. Alpine Bank donated a bench depicting the beloved cub and Smokey Bear to the center...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Backers of oil and gas drilling setbacks in Colorado lost at the ballot box, but are looking to a new blue statehouse

The defeat of Proposition 112, Colorado’s oil and gas drilling setback measure, followed a national trend. Voters in Arizona and Washington, like those in Colorado, turned down measures that would...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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