Position: City editor, Journal staff writer

Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Landscape architects integrate form and function

As Southwest Colorado’s decades-long economic evolution from resources extraction and ranching to recreational, historical and agricultural tourism and retirement communities continues, towns are...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Kicking up a storm at the Rochester Hotel

For Britany Rodriguez, Cinco de Mayo is great mainly because she gets to perform the tilingo lingo, a Mexican folk dance filled with swirling skirts. Britany, 8, and some two dozen other dancers...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Living

GitPrime acquired by Utah company for $170 million

GitPrime, a Durango homegrown startup that creates software to help engineering and computer programming teams improve their productivity, will be acquired by Pluralsight of Farmington, Utah, for...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School seeks $21M grant for new school

Animas High School officials should know by May 17 whether they will get a $21 million BEST grant for a new school. The application is complicated by a local match AHS must raise if it is awarded...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Colorado seeks overseas visitors

International visitors to Colorado increased almost 8% in 2017 compared with 2016, and according to a study conducted for the Colorado Tourism Office, Southwest Colorado is in a good position to...

DATE: April 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Foreclosure actions delayed on properties tied to pot bust

Responses to foreclosure actions against three properties associated with a suspected illegal marijuana-growing operation in Montezuma County have been extended into mid-June. The three properties...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools in Southwest Colorado experience change driven by Columbine

One look at Durango High School, built in 1976, and Montezuma-Cortez High School, which opened in 2015, tells you a lot about how the world of education has changed 20 years after the Columbine...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A fat snowpack: Farmers should have water through October

YELLOW JACKET – Sprouts from a volunteer crop of spring wheat in a field kept fallow during last year’s drought provided a reassuring sign earlier this month for Chris Neely. “Last year, the only...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Dolores man wanted in Montezuma County is arrested in Utah

A Dolores man involved in a two-hour standoff with police in Durango and is wanted on several felony warrants for weapons and menacing offenses will be extradited to Cortez after he was arrested...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

4 hurt in crash south of Pagosa Springs

Four people were injured in a single-vehicle crash around 11:58 a.m. Saturday on Archuleta County Road 359, about 19 miles south of Pagosa Springs. According to a news release issued by the...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Richard Ballantine inducted into Colorado Press Association Hall of Fame

Richard Ballantine, chairman of Ballantine Communications Inc., was inducted Saturday into the Colorado Press Association Hall of Fame in Denver. Ballantine served as publisher for The Durango...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring snowstorm expected to bring a windy evening

A cold front moving through the central part of the state on Wednesday is bringing snow to Cortez and Durango but little accumulation is expected at lower elevations. But U.S. Highway 160 closed...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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