Dog banned from Durango shows up in town, could be euthanized

A 5-year-old pit bull mix – the only dog that’s ever been banned from Durango city limits – showed up in town earlier this month, and the outcome doesn’t look good. “It’s probably not going to have...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass reopens after crash recovery

A Silverton man who went missing last week was found dead Tuesday after his car was discovered 600 feet off Red Mountain Pass on U.S. Highway 550 between Silverton and Ouray. Lisa Schwantes,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Millwood Junction not being sold

Talk in Cortez business circles that the Millwood Junction restaurant in Mancos was being sold is not true, said owner Joann Riffel. A business source told The Journal on Thursday that the owner...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County goes green, with an eye toward cost-savings

La Plata County has cemented a new environmental policy that seeks to both instill sound environmental practices for county operations while at the same time save taxpayer dollars. “It’s a...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two trucks crash within an hour on Wolf Creek Pass

Two semitrailers crashed within an hour of each other Tuesday morning on Wolf Creek Pass, including one carrying a load of potatoes that spilled onto the highway. The first crash occurred about...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango tourism director is suspended

Frank Lockwood, executive director of the Durango Area Tourism Office, has been suspended, but the chairwoman of the group’s board of directors declined to comment about the matter. The suspension...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Durango mayor to aid economic development alliance

Jasper Welch, who served on the Durango City Council from 1991 to 1999 with two stints as mayor, has been hired as a consultant to help guide the La Plata Economic Development Alliance as it...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite paralysis and heartbreak, Durangoan finds joy

Life hasn’t been easy for Durangoan Jessica Vought: She lost the use of her legs in a car crash and parted ways with two husbands. But life’s punches have not stolen her joy. “This girl has never...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton skijoring to return in February

Silverton’s popular skijoring race is back on. “It’s been an uphill battle, but we’re gettin’ ’er done,” said Pete Maisel, event organizer. “Skijoring in Silverton is returning.” The event will be...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield plans to increase water, sewer rates

The Town of Bayfield recently completed a water and sewer user rate study looking forward five years. The results show the town needs to raise water rates by 10 percent to build water distribution...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ska Brewing’s True Blonde named 2019 Good Food Awards finalist

In November, Ska Brewing Co.’s True Blonde Ale was named a finalist for the 2019 Good Food Awards. Entering its ninth year, the Good Food Awards recognizes American food producers in 16 categories:...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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