Annual Boaters party is Jan. 25The Dolores River Boating Advocates will have their annual river permit party on Jan. 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center.
The event features films, food, drinks, a silent auction and live music by Halden Wolford and the Hi Beams. The Dolores River does not require a permit, but there will information on the regional rivers that do.
Advanced tickets are $12, or $15 at the door. Go to the website of the Dolores River Boating Advocates to buy online.
Meyer plans talk about antibioticsThe League of Women Voters of Montezuma County will meet Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Dolores Public Library. The program concerns the dangers involved in the overuse of antibiotics and what is being done to correct the situation in our local hospital and area nursing homes.
The speaker is Marc Meyer from the Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez. He is a nationally recognized expert in the field of antibiotic resistance.
League meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Eleanor Kuhl at 970-564-0708.
No outages after snow brings down lineHeavy, wet snow brought down a small power line in Dolores on Dec. 26, but there were no power outages.
Empire Electric Association, Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and Dolores Fire and Rescue responded to the 900 block of Central Avenue after a call came out at 2:12 p.m. Once a large Empire Electric truck arrived on scene about 2:40 p.m., linemen were able to repair the damaged line in about 15 minutes.
Tyler Berry, a lineman with Empire Electric, said snow caused a branch to fall on a hot line, pushing it down to touch a second line. The branch caught fire, causing one of the lines to break.
A crew of linemen used a cherry picker to pull the branch off of the line and then attached the two ends of the broken wire. They tightened the two ends and secured them with a copper splice.
A deputy and Dolores Fire and Rescue were on scene to provide traffic control and support.