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Email: mshinn@CortezJournal.com

Phone Number: 970-564-6037

Purgatory Resort to open for skiing Saturday, Sunday

Purgatory Resort plans to open Saturday and Sunday for skiing to allow powder hounds to enjoy the fresh snow the area is expected to receive through Thursday. Snow is expected to be followed by...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Microgrants help Fort Lewis College students with unexpected financial hardships

New microgrants could help Fort Lewis College students stay in school and graduate by covering emergency expenses, such as car repairs and medical care. The Skyhawk Emergency Grant funding will...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Drones help farmers detect disease, manage water

Drones can change how farmers detect disease, look for pests and manage water and fertilizer – ultimately allowing them to save money. “They are pretty amazing toys,” said Steve Miles, as his drone...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Drones help farmers detect disease, manage water

Drones can change how farmers detect disease, look for pests and manage water and fertilizer – ultimately allowing them to save money. “They are pretty amazing toys,” said Steve Miles, as his drone...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Colorado lawmakers set aside $38 million for affordable housing

The Colorado Legislature passed two measures this session that will provide millions of dollars each year to help ease the state’s affordable housing crisis. In 2020, the two bills could set aside...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Rental prices climb in Bayfield and Durango

The cost of renting a two-bedroom home in Durango rose 20% in four years, bringing the median cost to $1,400 per month, according a new housing report. Region 9 Economic Development District of...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Legislature sends suicide prevention bills to governor

Lawmakers tackled suicide prevention from many angles this year, including introducing rules for insurance companies, lowering the age students can seek out care and banning the sharing of images...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Scattered thunderstorms predicted through the weekend

La Plata and Montezuma counties could see scattered thunderstorms through the week, according to the National Weather Service. Moisture is expected to move into the area Tuesday and persist through...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

One step at a time, Durango airport moves toward terminal expansion

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to invest $270,000 this year in a long-term plan for a terminal expansion. The work, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year, will build on a...

DATE: May 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members

The La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members interested in more aggressively pursuing renewable energy in the coming year after the co-op’s Thursday election. LPEA...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College names new provost

A new Fort Lewis College provost who will help promote student success and retention has been hired and will begin July 1. FLC’s first-year retention rate, at 66% for 2015, the last year for which...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Bayfield School District’s new online monitoring helps identify students in crisis

Bayfield School District is monitoring student activities online this year through new software, and it has allowed staff to successfully intervene with students in crisis. Gaggle tracks...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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