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Building of McPhee changed everything

MCPHEE RESERVOIR: With the construction of McPhee Reservoir, the landscape of Montezuma and Dolores counties changed dramatically.With the 25th anniversary of the Dolores River Project and the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee changed everything

Legend has it that when President Teddy Roosevelt first saw the picturesque Dolores River Canyon just outside the town of Dolores while on a hunting trip in 1906, he proclaimed it a perfect spot...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water for everyone

An undertaking of unprecedented proportions in Montezuma County, the Dolores Project was built to capture the anemic loss of spring snow melt and store the lifeblood of most communities and farms...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee brought McFun to the area

Local recreation increased with new reservoir

DATE: Nov. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Before water flowed, artifacts were found

Before crews with bulldozers and dynamite began carving McPhee Reservoir out of the landscape of the Dolores River Valley, teams of archaeologists started a much more delicate excavation project...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Porter recalls tough times

John Porter was raised on a farm. His grandfather moved to the Lewis area west of Cortez in 1909 and worked a 310-acre farm. Through the years, the Porter family raised cattle and sheep, and grew...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lehi faces murder charge

A Towaoc man has been charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting a man in his home Saturday night.Clarence M. Lehi, 55, is in custody after allegedly fatally shooting 22-year-old...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans Day Events

Kemper Elementary presents Veterans Day program The Kemper Elementary School third-, fourth- and fifth-grades will be presenting a Veterans Day program today, Nov. 10. The program will be...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores water district will celebrate 50 years

McPhee project changed local landscape forever By Shannon LivickDolores Star EditorHundreds of people are expected to gather Saturday in Dolores to celebrate the one thing that makes life in this...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Audit finds wild error in state fund

DENVER — Legislators voted Tuesday to audit the state Division of Parks and Wildlife, which revealed a $32.4 million error in its books this summer.Until July, state officials thought their...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton taps water rights

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, recently wrote a letter to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture raising concerns about a requirement for private water holders to sign their water...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado foreclosures slow

DENVER — Fewer Colorado homeowners are going through foreclosure, according to numbers the state government released Tuesday.Archuleta County has one of the state’s highest foreclosure rates, but...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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