Fire crews reach 75% containment on Six Shooter Fire south of Durango

Firefighters were able to reach 75% containment on the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad, with the blaze reportedly at 224 acres. The Six Shooter Fire flared up Tuesday after a lightning strike...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire southeast of Mancos grows to 2,700 acres

With no chance for precipitation in Southwest Colorado in sight, firefighters working to contain the East Canyon Fire west of Durango are bracing for what could be a long battle. Pam Wilson, a...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango near wildfire

U.S. Highway 160 reopened to traffic around 7:15 p.m. Monday after a 9-mile stretch from Mancos to Cherry Creek (La Plata County Road 105) was temporarily closed because of poor visibility caused...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters suppressing Loading Pen Fire near Dolores

Fifty firefighters with air support are fighting the Loading Pen Fire located 17 miles northeast of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest, and additional crews have been ordered. A local Type 3...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango near wildfire

U.S. Highway 160 reopened to traffic around 7:15 p.m. Monday after a 9-mile stretch from Mancos to Cherry Creek (La Plata County Road 105) was temporarily closed because of poor visibility caused...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic pushed hundreds of hospitality workers into unemployment

Dave Woodruff says laying off his employees was one of the hardest things he’s ever done. The general manager of El Moro Bar & Tavern, Woodruff is also serving as a leader in recovery efforts for...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado changes data amid complaints that it inflated COVID-19 deaths

Nearly a quarter of the people reported as coronavirus deaths in state statistics don’t have the virus listed on their death certificates – at least not yet – the state Health Department said...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado officials deny Montezuma County’s request to reopen businesses

Montezuma County’s application for a variance from the statewide safer-at-home public health order has been denied by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. The county submitted a...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County announces new positive COVID-19 case

The Montezuma County Public Health Department has announced a new positive case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases up to 17 as of 11 a.m. Saturday. Of these cases, there have...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project offers tree-a-grams for Mother’s Day

The Journal Montezuma Orchard Restoration Project is offering tree-a-grams for Mother’s Day. MORP board members have volunteered to deliver a heritage apple tree to moms along with a greeting card...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Partial reopening begins for offices, businesses in Montezuma County

On Monday, Montezuma County offices and local businesses began a phased, partial reopening with restrictions to protect against COVID-19. Officials encourage the public to make appointments before...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Montezuma County discusses plan to reopen businesses

Montezuma County is drafting a plan to reopen nonessential businesses while continuing prevention measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus. A Colorado stay-at-home order that closed...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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