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Aichele wins treasurer’s race; commissioner’s race still too close to call

Incumbent La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele has pulled away from challenger Colton Black, winning one of the most contested races in the county this year. In the Nov. 6 election, two races...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man gets 24 years in connection with 2017 murder

A Texas man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to aggravated assault related to a drug deal turned fatal last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park west of...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners approve new gravel pit near Bondad

La Plata County commissioners approved a new gravel mine south of Durango near Bondad on Tuesday. Since 2014, Crossfire Aggregate Services , under an agreement with the Bonds family, has attempted...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Democratic wave surged deep into Colorado’s key counties

For years, political analysts have had their eyes on a handful of counties in Colorado – Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams and Larimer – as bellwethers, the ones that predict whether Colorado might go...

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

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: 3 days 7 hours 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: 3 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Employees at FLC to receive training in suicide intervention

Fort Lewis College employees may receive training next year in how to intervene with someone who is experiencing a suicidal crisis. FLC staff and faculty plan to work with a local nonprofit to...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 12 hours 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: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional 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

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