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The Bridge Shelter begins fundraising campaign

The Journal The Bridge Shelter facility on Empire and Park streets is nearing completion, and the focus is now on supplying the finishing touches, such as furniture for apartments, kitchen wares,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation eyes renaming U.S. highway after late senator

FARMINGTON – Some Navajo Nation officials are seeking to ask New Mexico to rename a U.S. highway after one of the longest-serving Native American lawmakers in U.S. history. The Farmington Daily...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico group on legalizing marijuana hosting first meeting

ALBUQUERQUE – A bipartisan group appointed by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to study legalizing recreational marijuana in the state is holding its first public meeting. The group is...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Experts to review mine design at U.S. nuclear waste dump

CARLSBAD, N.M. – The contractor that manages the federal government’s nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico has assembled a panel of experts to review the effectiveness of ground control...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Flight cancellations at Durango airport more than double

The number of flight cancellations at Durango-La Plata County Airport has more than doubled this year because of harsh snowstorms and summer thunderstorms. United Airlines and American Airlines...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

$7 million being spent to protect homes from 416 Fire flooding

Sandbags, concrete barriers, ditch reconstruction – about $7 million will be spent to protect residents north of Durango from flooding and debris flows, the new reality post 416 Fire. For the past...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School construction could start in October

The Juniper School, an elementary charter school, could begin remodeling its two new Tech Center buildings in October to prepare the spaces for students to move in at the beginning of the second...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango utilities commission to oversee spending on streets

Durango voters approved a sales tax increase earlier this year with a few conditions, as stated in the ballot language, including one that spending of the new tax dollars be reviewed by a resident...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man accused of animal abuse; vet says cat on meth

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Police in Las Cruces say charges against a man accused of battering his girlfriend and mistreating two pets have been upgraded after his cat tested positive for methamphetamines....

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado child abuse hotline will not accept online tips

DENVER – Colorado’s child abuse hotline will not change its policy to accept tips through social media, email or text. The Colorado Sun reports the recommendation came from a statewide task force...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado man dies from Sturgis rally motorcycle crash

JOHNSON SIDING, S.D. – A Colorado man is the third motorcyclist to die from injuries suffered during this year’s Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota. Officials say 67-year-old Tony Weber of...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge sets trial date, appoints new defense lawyer in Redwine case

Mark Redwine is scheduled to stand trial next spring in a murder case linking the Vallecito man to the death of his 13-year-old son, Dylan, almost seven years ago. Chief District Court Judge...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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