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Position: Journal Staff Writer

Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

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Montezuma Valley Irrigation restricts county access to water

The Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. has again tightened control of its water resources, telling the county road department that it will face theft charges if it draws its share of the water from an...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores to open infant-toddler center

The Dolores School District will add infants and toddlers to its student body beginning next school year. The preschool was awarded $25,000 in grants from the Buell Foundation and the Colorado...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Expert on bullying to speak at Dolores High School

Dolores Schools presents “Parenting with Wit and Wisdom” by best-selling author and speaker Barbara Coloroso on April 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the main high school gym. Coloroso is an expert...

DATE: March 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Boating season begins early as McPhee Reservoir fills

A boating release on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam will begin earlier than expected, water managers announced Monday. A warm March has started the runoff early into McPhee Reservoir, which is...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma County seeks balance of federal and public lands

When federal land agencies buy private land, they should offer the same amount of public lands back to the private sector, says the Montezuma County commission. Noting that the county is 26 percent...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Solar Barn Raising is a community effort in Montezuma County

A local nonprofit is offering sweat equity to install solar panels on homes. The volunteer organization Solar Barn Raising aims to make solar installations more affordable, group organizer John...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores River Brewery to host The Go Rounds

On April 7 at the Dolores River Brewery, The Go Rounds will play a concert.The Michigan band are described as rock ’n’ roll confetti, mixing psychedelic, Indie country, and American Pop.The band...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Researchers flock to Lower Dolores for ecological studies

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam. Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Whitewater boating season begins on Dolores River

The whitewater boating season has begun on the Dolores River. Flows on the upper Dolores River above McPhee Reservoir were around 1,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) as of Thursday. Below McPhee Dam,...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ag Expo gives kids their moment in Cortez arena

Inside Dog days: Trainer leads herding classes, trials. 1B Workshop: All-day seminar gets into the weeds. 1B Online Video: Watch videos from the expo at The-Journal.com By Jim Mimiaga The Journal...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Road P through Cash Canyon stays open

After hearing from disgruntled residents, the Montezuma County Commission voted 3-0 to deny a request by the road department to close a short section of Road P in heavy snow conditions. “I was not...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Dolores board gets a lesson on conflict of interest

The Dolores Town Board and Planning and Zoning board got a lesson in the function of government entities from town attorney Mike Green during the February workshop. Both boards have legislative and...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news