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Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Ignacio nonprofit changes name, refocuses mission

Southern Ute Community Action Programs is changing its name and making plans to rebuild in the wake of a decision by the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council to withdraw funding to the organization...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Suicide prevention campaign to start Saturday

Volunteers and businesses are planning to blanket La Plata County with suicide prevention messages this weekend. "The entire community is coming together - Durango, Bayfield and Ignacio - to...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Flood risk around Durango could extend through next week

Intense thunderstorms could bring large debris flows down streams on the southern end of the 416 Fire burn scar into neighborhoods, La Plata County officials told a crowd Saturday evening at Miller...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Raft trip to support teen suicide prevention

Rafters will float the Animas River on Wednesday to help prevent teen suicide. Mild to Wild and First United Methodist Church will host the second annual Raft for Hope event to support counseling...

DATE: June 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Quick air attack, hot-shot crews helped subdue 358 Fire

Hitting the 358 Fire northeast of Durango hard and fast with helicopters, planes and hot-shot crews helped control and contain it. The fire was started on private property on May 25 by someone...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Pine River Shares aims to build a food-secure region

Bayfield preschoolers peered curiously at purple cauliflower and munched on kiwifruit during a March food-exploration class. Pine River Shares volunteer Susan Fischer encouraged students to smell...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Lake Nighthorse dedication honors years of hard work

Officials gathered Monday to celebrate the opening of Lake Nighthorse and the 50 years of work behind the reservoir that sits in Ridges Basin, southwest of downtown Durango. "My heart is full...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association elects board members

IGNACIO - Britt Bassett, Kohler McInnis and Kirsten Skeehan were elected to the La Plata Electric Association board Saturday. It was a highly visible election that focused largely on how...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association resending 700 ballots

La Plata Electric Association is mailing out about 700 ballots for a second time after about 950 ballots were recently returned. The co-op verified the addresses for the 700 ballots and remailed...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric candidates weigh renewables, costs

Candidates competing for the La Plata Electric Association board are divided on how aggressively to pursue renewable energy, and some argue it's time for a fresh vision. LPEA is limited on how...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Republican from Durango to challenge state Rep. Barbara McLachlan

Republican Joe Brinkerhoff is challenging state House Rep. Barbara McLachlan in the November election. The Durangoan said he wants to focus on improving transportation and education across the...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Teen births on the decline in La Plata County

Widespread access to long-acting contraceptives is credited with declining teen birth rates in La Plata County and across Colorado. "It's been almost a 10-year effort that produced these phenomenal...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: News