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Coffee shop celebrates 1 year

Dolores had been sorely missing a bona fide coffee shop for years, but that all changed last autumn when Theresa Howell and husband Mark Looper came to town. One year ago, the talented couple from...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Terrific trails + toilets = tons of tourists

It sounds a little strange, but well-signed public restrooms are a draw for tourists driving through small Colorado towns, a urban planner advised Dolores officials. During a trails presentation,...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Get a Clue!

This is the week Montezuma-Cortez High School theater group presents “Clue”, the classic who-done-it murder mystery in a dinner-theater format. The student cast will mix it up with the audience...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agency: Woman harassed at apartments

A former resident of Cortez Apartments has won a portion of her civil-rights case against management of the housing complex for harassment over a period of 18 months. In October, 2010, Joanne...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County surveys public on ATV use

In Lake City, Hinsdale County recently, a group of 18 local all-terrain vehicle riders idled in a parking lot debating whether they should bust a move and travel a three-mile section of a county...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Road between Mancos, Dolores gets upgrade

Colorado Highway 184 between Mancos and Dolores is being repaved by the Colorado Department of Transportation and general contractor Oldcastle SW Group. The $5.9 million project includes leveling,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

School project 'full-speed ahead'

The $6 million upgrade and expansion of the Dolores School campus is moving forward again after adjustments were made to satisfy floodplain requirements. Ground breaking for the project is expected...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

School board candidates face off

Five candidates are running for two open seats on the Dolores school board. They are Rick Carpenter, Dan Jones, Stan Mannis, Joye McHenry, and Linnea Vass. Matt Mecham is also on the ballot, but he...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Highway between Mancos, Dolores gets an upgrade

Colorado Highway 184 between Mancos and Dolores is being repaved by the Colorado Department of Transportation and general contractor Oldcastle SW Group. The $5.9 million project includes leveling,...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Voters will see several local issues on ballot

The League of Women’s voters hosted a forum last week on the upcoming ballot questions for the November election. Officials gave presentations on three ballot items and then answered questions from...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County surveys public on ATV use

In Lake City, Hinsdale County recently, a group of 18 local all-terrain vehicle riders idled in a parking lot debating whether they should bust a move and travel a three-mile section of a county...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man restores classic trucks, motorcycles

Restoring classic trucks and rare motorcycles are the forte of Sam Manganaro, a local resident who recently relocated his shop to Dolores. Up on the hill west of town, a chronically empty lot is...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2013 | CATEGORY: Business

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