Colorado Democrats in U.S. House seek $200M for projects

The four Colorado Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have assembled a list of nearly $200 million in special spending on transportation initiatives and community projects in their...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos hires superintendent to replace Hanson

Mancos School District RE-6 has decided on its pick to replace longtime Superintendent Brian Hanson. Todd Cordrey, a former superintendent of Rangely School District who also led two Colorado...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile vaccination clinics coming to Cortez, Mancos and Dolores

Mobile clinics offering the Moderna coronavirus vaccine to anyone age 18 and up are coming to Montezuma County. According to a news release from the Montezuma County Public Health Department, the...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner releases identity of Durango woman killed in bear attack

A coroner has identified a 39-year-old woman killed in a bear attack Friday night as Laney Malavolta of Durango. Sparse snippets of Malavolta’s life could be gathered from social media. Her...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College takes step to lower greenhouse emissions

Efforts to compost food waste at Fort Lewis College have taken a big step forward this year with the school now able to compost all food waste from its main dining hall in the Student Union, up...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New law restricts how county commissioner districts are drawn

A new state law sets new rules for how powerful Colorado county commissions redraw their political boundaries. It currently applies only to three counties, but would apply to counties with growing...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis drops mask mandate for indoor spaces where at least 80% of people are fully vaccinated

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Sunday eased the state’s coronavirus mask mandate once again, this time to allow people gathering in indoor spaces to ditch their face coverings as long as 80% of those...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Creative District to host BurroFest

The Journal Mancos Creative District will host the Mancos BurroFest at noon June 19 in downtown Mancos. The daylong, free, family-friendly festival features a wide variety of burro-centric...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos teacher arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of student

A Mancos High School teacher was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of sexually assaulting a student. Armando Lee-Martinez, 28, was taken into custody by the Mancos Marshal’s Office after an...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS volleyball tops Delta to advance to state tournament

The magical run continues for Montezuma-Cortez volleyball. With a perfect record and a spot in the field of eight teams at next week’s 3A State Tournament on the line, the Panthers produced another...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Wildlife officials find human remains in bears’ stomachs

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife pathologist found human remains inside the stomachs of a sow and her yearling that wildlife officers suspect of killing and eating a 39-year-old woman Friday night...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman found dead after apparent bear attack

A 39-year-old woman was found dead Friday night off County Road 203 near Trimble, north of Durango, after what Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials believe was a bear attack. An autopsy on the...

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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