public safety

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A 52-year-old woman died in Cortez’s City Park on Friday.

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An 18-year-old student in Dolores died of a presumptive heroin overdose in mid-August, as reported by The Journal last week. Though toxicology reports are still ongoing for this case, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin told KSJD that this was one of five heroin-related deaths in Montezuma County this year, and that the problem is not getting any better.

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A center offering residential drug and alcohol treatment in Durango moved a step closer to reality Tuesday.

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A man allegedly involved in a domestic incident triggered a two-hour lockout on the first day of school in Dolores Tuesday.

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The Four Corners Power Plant on the Navajo Nation in northern New Mexico was evacuated Thursday because of a chemical fire.