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Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

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

Vision board installed at Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy

A new chalkboard at the Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy asks students to write down their visions. "Having a personal vision or a vision for the world is a guidepost for living your life,"...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Eight candidates vie for seats on La Plata Electric board

Eight candidates will compete for four open seats on the La Plata Electric Association's board of directors during the upcoming May election, the co-op announced last week. Also in this year's...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Wolf Creek Pass reopens after fatal crash near scenic overlook

A 39-year-old Texas man was killed in a crash involving two pickups near the scenic overlook on Wolf Creek Pass about 4 p.m. Thursday. Trooper Gary Cutler, a spokesman with the Colorado State...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

KSUT 'Tribal Radio' documentary earns accolades

The story of KSUT Tribal Radio is garnering recognition from film festivals in New Mexico and California. "Tribal Radio," by Durango-based filmmaker Sean Owen , won Best Native American Documentary...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

A guide to La Plata County caucuses

Concern about La Plata County's land-use code rewrite and an effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt may drive more Democrats and Republicans to the caucuses on Tuesday, local...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Divided La Plata Electric board united on vision for exploratory group

Community conversations have honed in on local renewable energy in recent months, and while the issue has traditionally split the La Plata Electric Association Board of Directors, the group found...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Treated water makes its way east to rural residents in La Plata County

Water pipeline construction is marching along on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango, from County Road 225A to Bayfield, allowing rural businesses and property owners to tie in with the treated water...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

10-year-old boy killed in crash involving school bus south of Durango

A 10-year-old boy was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday south of Durango that involved four vehicles, including a Durango School District 9-R bus, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

Proposed group to study long-term future of La Plata Electric Association

Herald Staff Writer The long-term future of La Plata Electric Association is likely to be the focus of a new subcommittee that would explore options for purchasing more renewable energy, among...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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