Position: City Editor, Journal Staff Writer

Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

La Plata County Fair bids farewell until 2020

Rabbit shows, rooster-crowing contests, the crowning of the county’s best apple pie maker. All this and more came to a conclusion on Sunday. The 2019 La Plata County Fair came to an end with...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

La Plata County serves as backdrop for ‘short film’

Various locales around Durango serve as inspiring outdoor vistas enticing children to drop their smartphones and bask in the great outdoors, a more common activity for youngsters in the pre-Steve...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Home sales decrease in La Plata County

The number of homes sold in La Plata County and Durango continues a multi-year decline in most categories, while median and average prices appear to be plateauing, at least temporarily, according...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Flood advisory issued for Los Pinos River

A flood advisory for Los Pinos River in Southeastern La Plata County is in effect through 1:15 p.m. Thursday. The National Weather Service issued the flood advisory just after 11 a.m. Sunday,...

DATE: June 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Ranchers face one-two punch from drought, heavy winter

Healthy green grass is a welcome sight for cattle ranchers in Southwest Colorado who have faced an exceptional drought, low prices and a harsh winter. For Brad Fassett, owner of Fassett Hay and...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Speedway gas convenience stores come to Southwest Colorado

Several former Conoco and Shell gas stations and Giant convenience stores in Southwest Colorado are now sporting Speedway signs. The new moniker comes as Marathon Petroleum Corp. , Speedway’s ...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Girl seriously injured in U.S. 160 crash

One girl was seriously injured and three other people suffered minor injuries Saturday night when a van hit a tow truck on U.S. Highway 160 just west of Bayfield in front of Lon’s Automotive. Upper...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Officials give update on Denver TV, county taxes and FLC snub

Despite a concerted effort by La Plata County commissioners and Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, the county still has no word from the Federal Communications Commission about when it will act...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Durango Area Tourism Office, former director agree on separation

The Durango Area Tourism Office and its former executive director, Frank Lockwood, have issued a joint news release saying his departure was “a mutual decision based on a difference of opinion...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Conditions ideal for prescribed burns in Southwest Colorado

Taking advantage of nature’s bounty, the San Juan National Forest anticipates ramping up efforts to mitigate wildfire danger by increasing prescribed burns through fall. The national forest plans...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

85 students graduate from Bayfield High School

Eighty-five classmates at Bayfield High School celebrated one last day together Sunday at their commencement ceremony at the school’s main gym, before they seek their own paths into adulthood. “I’m...

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

More rain, and perhaps a hint of snow in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Colorado’s especially wet spring is expected to bring more precipitation toward the end of the week – with even a slight chance of snowflakes mixed with raindrops Friday night and...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

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