Cortez, Dolores, Mancos papers will combine into The Journal

Ballantine Communications, Inc. will soon consolidate The Cortez Journal, Dolores Star and Mancos Times into one newspaper, named The Journal. Our local journalists and advertising representatives...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Dolores still hoppin'

Dolores is wrapping up the summer season, but there are still some festivals and events coming up. The Riverfront Bar and Grill is hosting a pig roast and free music festival over the Labor Day...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Vesicular stomatitis declines, but spreads

The vesicular stomatitis outbreak isn't as bad as last year, says the Colorado state veterinarian, but the contagious equine and livestock disease is spread across a wider geographic area than has...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

DWCD seeks mill levy

The Dolores Water Conservancy District board of directors is asking voters to set a permanent mill levy for the district. Ballot question 4A will appear on the November general election ballot,...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Rico, Telluride mourn loss

The body of a local man missing since July 2012 was found alongside railroad tracks east of Elko, Nevada, according to media reports. The remains of Robin Putnam, 25, were discovered last Tuesday...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Rico fears end of school

Families in the mountain town of Rico, in Dolores County, rely on their small school to educate elementary-age children. But parents are worried it could be on the chopping block because of a...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Poor-performing gas wells being plugged

Several poor-performing gas wells north of Narraguinnep Reservoir are being plugged. In 2009, the Bill Barrett Corp. installed wildcat wells on private land north of Road X to tap natural gas...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

National Resource encourages more public input

The local Natural Resource Conservation Service office is urging more participation in its programs and plans and is bringing back regular work-group meetings to improve outreach. The statewide...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

County expands on-demand MoCo bus service

Public transportation in Montezuma County and beyond just got a little better. MoCo - a taxpayer-supported bus system serving county residents - recently upgraded its fleet. A new 10-passenger bus...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Coalition calls for mining reforms after Gold King Mine spill

DENVER - A coalition of tribes, local governments and environmental groups Tuesday petitioned the federal government to change mining rules to prevent future contamination of drinking and...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

'Dodged a bullet'

TOWAOC - During an economic development tour at the Ute Mountain Ute reservation on Sunday, Gov. John Hickenlooper said he was impressed by the tribe's new state-of-the-art mill and packaging...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

GST gives $10,000 to Cultural Center

Grant Smith, owner of GST Liquors in Dolores, has donated $10,000 to help keep the Cortez Cultural Center afloat as it wades through its budget crisis. It's the first sizable donation the nonprofit...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News