Position: City editor, Journal staff writer

Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Fall colors arrive in Southwest Colorado

Fall colors should peak during the next two weeks, making weekend drives prime times to catch autumn’s show. Esther Godson, spokeswoman for the San Juan National Forest, said, “From our employees...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

Denver firm buys Three Springs apartments for $35.25 million

A Denver real estate firm purchased The Confluence at Three Springs for $35.25 million and sees Durango as a potential market to expand its holdings and possibly to initiate new construction and...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

A new hand on deck to offer assistance to small businesses

The novel coronavirus might have thrown a wrench into many businesses in 2020, but the Southwest Colorado Small Business Development Center is working to bolster its capacity to help them. Through...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

At a glance: 11 measures on Colorado’s 2020 ballot

Many voters bristle when it comes time to complete the ballot measures on election cards. The measures can be confusing and require voters to work to make informed decisions. But ballot measures...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 35 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

There are candidates, then there are other variables that will guide this election

Many people predicted a big news year in 2020 culminating with a presidential election. Little did they realize how distant impeachment of a president would look less than two months before voters...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 35 minutes ago | CATEGORY: News

La Plata Electric Association board fills vacant seat

John Witchel was elected by La Plata Electric Association’s board of directors to fill a seat vacated when Jack D. Turner resigned as a representative in the cooperative’s District 4, which covers...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: News

Fort Lewis College surprised by low COVID-19 cases

Fort Lewis College had given 2,683 COVID-19 tests as of Wednesday, with 17 confirmed cases – all of which were reported during move-in week, when students were required to be tested. As of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Republican candidate Boebert touts free market in health care

Lauren Boebert said opponents’ efforts focusing on her personal life are meant to distract voters from issues in the campaign – especially health care, an issue on which she claims she holds an...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Lauren Boebert defends her past during Durango visit

Lauren Boebert defended herself against the latest attacks that her origin story – growing up collecting welfare in a Democratic household while learning the Republican values of hard work at...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

What will La Niña mean for winter in Southwest Colorado?

Avid skiers, sit down – could 2020 bring any more bad news? Yes, of course: The Climate Prediction Center forecasts a 75% chance of a La Niña winter forming from December through February. La Niña...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Durango-La Plata County Airport numbers down from 2019

Arrivals and departures at the Durango-La Plata County Airport totaled 126,562 through the end of August – down 50.89% compared with the same period in 2019 The statistics reflect how hard the...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Here today, gone tomorrow: A glimpse of winter has some digging out coats, gloves

The unusual early September storm that put a frosting on the peaks of the San Juan Mountains won’t have a second punch – with above-normal highs expected to return to Southwest Colorado by...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

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