So, Here We Are Praise God for Easter

"He is Risen Indeed!" Jesus victorious over death: this is the good news of the Gospels. Interestingly, each Gospel tells those present, and us, the story a little differently. Matthew 28:6 -...

DATE: March 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

So Here We Are: Have a 'wonder-full' Christmas always

I wish you a "wonder-full" Christmas. Or perhaps I should say "A Christmas Full of Wonder." After all, God in all his mystery or "wonder" came into the world in the form of a little baby to teach...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

Enjoy a safe holiday season

By Kimberly Jones Dolores Fire Department Tis the season to be jolly! "Old Man winter" has paid a visit to our area, blanketing the ground with several inches of much needed snow. With that, we...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

Letter to the Editor Community needs marina

My plan to open a marina at McPhee marina is not all about MY dream. There are so many people and businesses that have been affected by not having a marina on McPhee! The draw is definitely the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

Some angels among us

Do you believe in Angels? What are angels exactly? Looking on the Internet, I found two definitions. The first said an angel is "a spiritual being believed to act as an attendant, agent or...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

Road construction: A curse, a blessing or just life?

Driving in Montezuma County lately has given us lots of moments to ponder how road construction hinders our lives. “Moments” might be too brief a descriptor: being stopped for one lane traffic for...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

So Here We Are: Is road construction a curse, a blessing or just life?

Driving in Montezuma County lately has given us lots of moments to ponder how road construction hinders our lives. "Moments" might be too brief a descriptor: being stopped for one lane traffic for...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

Update on Rico-West Dolores travel management planning

By Derek Padilla Dolores District Ranger The public is invited to the last of three stakeholder panel workshops on management of Rico-West Dolores roads and trails in the San Juan National Service...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

Get a bear hug for fire awareness

By rEBECCA sAMULSKI This month it has been 70 years since the U.S. Forest Service and Ad Council created Smokey Bear, over five years before a badly burned bear cub was recovered in the Lincoln...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

Update from Dolores Fire

By Kim Jones Dolores Fire Department I am always impressed at how efficient and committed our department members are - always ready to help, continuously preparing and training for emergencies....

DATE: July 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

Powell hydro powers Dolores Project

By Mike Preston Dolores Water Conservancy District The Cortez Journal article "McPhee vulnerable to crisis at Powell" published on May 16 has prompted a lot of interest and dialogue. This column...

DATE: June 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists

Guest Column Update on trails and roads planning

Since my last column, the Forest Service has conducted dozens of interviews with local stakeholders to discuss new methods for involving the public in the upcoming Rico-West Dolores travel planning...

DATE: June 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists