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Email: parmijo@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6033

Durango School District wants to give students real-world experience

Businesses in Southwest Colorado might be getting more inquiries from Durango High School in the next few months. The school is looking to bolster the number of internships in everything from...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos, FastTrack providing free internet at Boyle Park

Free Wi-Fi at 100 Megabits per second is now available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Boyle Park in Mancos through a partnership with FastTrack Communications and the town. Rachael Marchbanks, Mancos’...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can the Constitution and COVID restrictions coexist?

COVID-19 restrictions have lasted so long and have narrowed the right to gather to such an extent that some legal scholars say some measures taken to limit transmission of the virus are impinging...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 enforcement: ‘It’s unsettled’ in Durango, statewide

Enforcement in the form of penalties for violators of COVID-19 restrictions “is not crystal clear,” says the leader of San Juan Basin Public Health. But Liane Jollon, SJBPH executive director, said...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico women cited with DUI in crash near Bayfield

A woman from New Mexico was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence, careless driving and possession of an open container of alcohol in a crash last week on U.S. Highway 160 in front of...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board keeps hands off controversial-topics policy

After reassurances from student representatives that they saw no problem with the ability to address controversial topics in class, the Durango school board decided this week not to revise the...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State awards $3.6 million for learning collaborative in SW Colorado

Fort Lewis College, Pueblo Community College Southwest and five regional school districts have received $3.6 million in state funds for a partnership to pool resources to build stronger educational...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory Resort boosts snowmaking operations

Purgatory Resort has bolstered its snowmaking this year with the addition of six fan guns that more than double the amount of artificial snow that can be produced compared with older snowmaking...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan Basin Health OK’s Purgatory’s plan to open

Purgatory Resort has been cleared by San Juan Basin Public Health to open Nov. 21 with some accommodations required of visitors to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. The Colorado Department...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 spike forces Durango schools to remote learning

With COVID-19 transmission rates spiking regionally, Durango School District 9-R will move to remote learning for all its students beginning Wednesday and extending through Jan. 4, the end of...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Worldpay to close Durango office building

FIS Worldpay will permanently close its 81,380-square-foot building in Durango and about 250 employees in will transition to telecommuting. “As part of an ongoing facilities review and in support...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow expected through the day in Southwest Colorado

Parts of the San Juan Mountains received 3 feet of snow from the overnight storm that hit Southwest Colorado early Monday, but Durango reported only a half inch of snow as of 7 a.m. – outpaced by...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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