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Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

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Suicide summit focuses on how to talk about problems, feelings

Talking about suicide and asking about suicidal thoughts is hard. So audience members practiced at a Suicide Prevention Community Summit on Nov. 15 at Montezuma- Cortez High School "We're better...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Fireworks, community celebration planned for Veterans Day

Durango will mark Veterans Day Saturday with fireworks and a community celebration at the Durango Transit Center after the annual parade on Main Avenue, and several events will be held at Fort...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Ignacio student's robotic hand up for national award

The regional science fair gave Marissa Jordan, 14, an excuse to build a robot in the spring. This month, her creation was selected as a semifinalist in a national competition. Jordan's soft robotic...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Hop harvest arrives at Steamworks Brewing Co. to make special beer

A sweet and calming aroma filled the air in front of Steamworks Brewing Co. on Wednesday morning as a mobile hop harvester stripped cones from vines. The harvester rumbled as the tines removed the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

BP test well finds promising source of natural gas in San Juan Basin

A highly productive natural gas well tested in the San Juan Basin shows the potential of the Mancos Shale to become a significant new source of the commodity in the U.S., BP announced Monday. The...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Natural gas prices rising in La Plata County

The natural gas industry in La Plata County has reason to hope for a recovery with prices rising and plenty of approved drilling permits. The slowdown in the industry is at least partially...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Tailwind selected as company to watch

Bayfield-based Tailwind Nutrition, an endurance drink mix manufacturer, was selected as a Colorado Company to Watch in late June. The company was among the 50 companies selected from a field of...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County in negotiations to name Joanne Spina as county manager

Assistant County Manager Joanne Spina is likely to succeed Joe Kerby as county manager. Spina had already been selected to serve as interim county manager, but last week, La Plata County...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Lightner Creek Fire burning itself out

Firefighters were monitoring the Lightner Creek Fire by helicopter Tuesday to make sure it didn't jump containment lines. It could take days, or possibly up to a week or two before the fire is...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Helen's Liquor Store opens near Forest Lakes

After years of planning, Helen's Country Liquor Store opened in May at 13906 Florida Road (County Road 240). Don Hutchins and his wife, Nicole, built the new 980-square-foot log cabin-style store...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Montoya, Landis, Unger win LPEA board seats

Davin Montoya, Rachel Landis and Guinn Unger were elected to the La Plata Electric Association board Saturday. The election drew more attention than in years past, and several community groups...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: News

Fun run honors elementary school teacher

Capes billowing in the air, small superheros ran with parents and teachers to honor Ignacio Elementary School third-grade teacher Laura Wagner on Saturday. Wagner fell ill in November with a...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: News