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Dolores chooses civic planner for interim manager

The Dolores Town board unanimously agreed to hire Ken Charles as interim manager. Charles was a longtime regional manager for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and is well-known for his...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Race car drivers brake in Dolores

Rare Ferraris, Bentleys, Alfa Romeos and Lancia Aurelias were on display in Dolores last week as part of the Colorado Grand Tour . Owners and drivers were pleased to share information about their...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Harvest Festival will be Oct. 5

The Dolores Harvest Festival and Car Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Flanders Park. The festival has new events this year, said organizer Susan Lisak, Dolores Chamber of...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fugitives who escaped in Blanding are caught in Arizona

Two fugitives who overpowered guards and escaped in a prisoner transport van near Blanding, Utah, were captured Wednesday night in a remote area northeast of Phoenix, according to the Arizona U.S....

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two new Kinder Morgan wells get initial approval

Two new Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide wells were recommended for approval by the Montezuma County Planning Department this week. The wells are on private land southwest of Lewis. The GP-28 Well...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM, San Juan National Forest host recreation meetings

The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management are hosting two public recreation meetings this month, including one about proposed Sage Hen and Rico Trails, and another on regional...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man injured in jailhouse fight

A man was injured in a jail cell fight Aug. 30 at the Montezuma County Detention Center, and had to be hospitalized, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin. [image:2mugshot]Jerry Smith, 43, suffered an injury...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Stand Down for veterans assists with military benefits

Montezuma County Veteran Services and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5231 will hold a Stand Down for Veterans on Sept. 20 to provide information about benefits and programs. The event runs from 8:30...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County prepares for census, recreation projects

During their meeting Tuesday, Montezuma County commissioners discussed plans for the upcoming 2020 census, heard about potential federal funding for the Paths to Mesa Verde trail, and continued...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Recreation changes proposed for Sage Hen

A new motorized route is being proposed for the Sage Hen area of the San Juan National Forest that would connect Montezuma County Road X to McPhee Dam. The Sage Hen area is on the west side of...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest proposes new trails near Rico

New nonmotorized and motorized trails are proposed for the Rico area by the San Juan National Forest. The Dolores Ranger District is requesting written public comment on the plan as part of a...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. advances case against four defendants in Montezuma County pot raid

The U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to obtain and sell three properties connected to a large marijuana raid last year in Montezuma County and has offered one of the four defendants a plea deal in...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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