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Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Ska Fab purchased by private equity firm

Ska Fab, the company started by Durango microbrewer Matt Vincent, a partner in Ska Brewing, and Durango machinist Dan Morris to meet the manufacturing needs of craft brewers, has been purchased by...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado economic outlook: COVID-19 recovery will take years

Yes, there is economic life after a viral pandemic, but don’t expect a full recovery for several years. “Tourism was down 52% in the state in 2020. It will take three to four years to come back to...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

In-person learning accelerated for Durango 9-R schools

Students will be back in school sooner and for more time each week under modifications of Durango School District 9-R’s plan to return to in-person learning made Thursday. The more aggressive...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Subaru dealership moves to Three Springs in Durango

Morehart Murphy Subaru plans to open its new dealership Monday at Three Springs Crossing in Durango. The new building is more than triple the size of the current Subaru dealership at 33 Parker Ave....

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health department launches alerts for vaccination distribution

Richard Roth is 77 and is looking forward to the day when he and his wife, Carol, 68, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, can at least make an appointment to be vaccinated to protect themselves...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Media mogul offers helping hand to Durango Diner

Like restaurants across the country, 2020 has been tough on Durango Diner, but the iconic Southwest Colorado breakfast cafe got some good news with the new year. Durango Diner was chosen by media...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

2020 highway fatalities down in Southwest Colorado

With one day left in the year, highway fatalities in six counties in Southwest Colorado came in at 14 for 2020, down 22% from the 18 fatalities in 2019, according to data from the Colorado...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than mountains: Video touts entrepreneurial Southwest Colorado

A video examining entrepreneurial rural businesses in Durango and the development of a local business accelerator program to help them grow has been produced by a Vermont nonprofit – helping spread...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm delivers big for Southwest Colorado ski areas

Tuesday might be the best day of the season to take a mental health day to hit the slopes. With the biggest snowstorm of the season expected to depart Southwest Colorado late afternoon, ski resorts...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A second wave of snow expected Tuesday morning

Another wave of snow is expected late Monday and Tuesday morning before the biggest snowstorm of the season leaves Southwest Colorado. And Tuesday’s commute might be just as dicey as Monday’s, when...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect to see snow Monday and Tuesday in Southwest Colorado

A snowstorm that could leave up to 2 inches of snow in Cortez and more than 2 feet on Wolf Creek Pass over 2½ days is expected to move through Southwest Colorado late Sunday night or early Monday...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Manna soup kitchen offers holiday cheer

The Christmas meal provided by Manna soup kitchen meant a lot to Eric Stickle, who is watching every penny trying to keep afloat through February, when he can leave the Budget Inn and begin his...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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