CDOT ending wildlife zones

Wildlife zones will be eliminated from the state's highways after a Colorado Department of Transportation study showed the signage and penalties did not consistently reduce wildlife crashes. That...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Regional bus service for Dolores advances

A major step toward regional bus service means affordable travel from Durango to Grand Junction is around the corner. The Southern Ute Community Action Program has been planning to expand their...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Feds probe Pagosa Springs resort in drug money case

Federal authorities are investigating the family of the owners of the Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa Springs for possibly laundering drug money through the famous hot springs. No one has been...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Editor's note: Website consolidation coming Friday

To Our Readers, The consolidation of the Cortez Journal, Dolores Star and Mancos Times picks up momentum this week and culminates on Friday, Oct. 2, with the first issue of The Journal. Today's...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Pilots of crashed plane encountered bad weather

The plane that crashed Sept. 5 in western San Juan County encountered "instrument flying conditions" over western Colorado, but neither of the two pilots aboard were qualified to fly in such bad...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Elk close loop in Mesa Verde history

It seems unlikely, but a healthy elk population resides in the parched canyons and bluffs of Mesa Verde National Park. About 150 elk live in the park, and they are mostly non-migratory, said park...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Simplicio to speak on Zuni migration,

Dan Simplicio, cultural specialist at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, will speak on "What Happens When Migration Stops" on Thursday, Oct. 1, beginning at 7 p.m., at Crow Canyon. After the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

U.S. retreats from listing for sage grouse

DENVER - Federal officials Tuesday morning in Colorado announced that the greater sage-grouse will not be listed as endangered thanks to state and private efforts to protect the flamboyant Western...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Star burns bright for 118 years

On April 8, 1897 R.B. Hawkins published the first Silver Star, which a few years later became the Dolores Star. The arrival of the Rio Grande Southern railroad route in 1891 gave Hawkins hope for...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

State OKs improved flow on Dolores

Colorado's top water board agreed Tuesday to improve flows on the Lower Dolores River to boost the health of the river and its native fish. The Colorado Water Conservation Board will seek an...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Town passes parking ordinance

The Dolores Town Board voted unanimously to change parking rules in town to accommodate winter plowing. From Nov. 1 to April 30, residents will be required to park parallel on the street so snow...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Sheriff's blotter

Saturday, Sept. 5 8:20 a.m. Deputies responded to the 31000 block of County Road L for a criminal mischief call. A woman reported a pad lock was cut from a shed. No items were reported missing....

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News