The Journal Staff Report

CDOT plans to deploy new tow plow this winter

Maintenance crews responsible for highways at lower elevations are looking forward to using their new snowplow. The Colorado Department of Transportation introduced two new pieces of equipment to...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Sanctuary Caravan heads to Mancos to demand immigration policies

Immigrants, advocates, faith leaders and allies plan a 643-mile Sanctuary Caravan across Colorado, with stops Monday in Durango and Mancos to demand changes in immigration policy that would provide...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit starts scholars program in Southwest Colorado

Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center recently announced a collaboration with Fort Lewis College, Pueblo Community College Southwest Nursing Program and University of Denver Four...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir boat ramp will open Saturday

The San Juan National Forest’s Dolores Ranger District will open the main McPhee boat ramp to motorized vessels on Saturday. Hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. until May 1, then 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Motorized...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to host public scoping meetings for new monument plans in Utah

The Bureau of Land Management will host four public scoping meetings as part of the land-use planning for Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Scoping...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife launches updated purchasing system

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched its integrated purchasing system, a one-stop shop for CPW products, including hunting and fishing licenses, campsite reservations, OHV and snowmobile permit...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Cortez residents wins esteemed El Pomar award

Chuck McAfee, of Cortez, on Monday was the inaugural recipient of El Pomar’s Award for Leadership and Service for his commitment to Lewis, Colorado, and Southwest Colorado, demonstrated by his...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear takes a swim in McPhee Reservoir

First, the bears came down from the hills for the food. Now, they seem to be coming for the drink. During a summer of bear sightings in Dolores, Cortez, Mancos and Durango, a bear now has been...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde National Park launches podcast series

A podcast series about the prehistory of ancestral Puebloans in the Four Corners will launch Friday with three introductory episodes, according to a news release from the park. “Mesa Verde Voices”...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homecoming parade planned for Mancos Principal Cathy Epps

A homecoming parade for Mancos Elementary Principal Cathy Epps will take place about 4 p.m. Friday. For the past several weeks, Epps has been at Craig Hospital in Denver recovering from a Jan. 2...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montezuma County dog shot after killing neighbor’s goats

A white husky killed three goats and left three others so injured they had to be put down before the owner of the goats was forced to kill the dog last week in Montezuma County. The dogs owner,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa Verde Country plans luminaria event

Mesa Verde National Park canceled its annual luminaria event, but the show will go on in Dolores on Dec. 8. Mesa Verde Country will host a Luminaria Night celebration at the Anasazi Heritage Center...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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