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A proposed alternative to ‘Wild and Scenic’

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) participated in a flyover of the lower Dolores River last week as part of a tour to discuss special legislation for the area. Public land including a 92-mile...

DATE: July 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Sing Out for Families’ at Voice-like competition

A Pinon Project fundraiser modeled after a popular reality TV show is coming to Cortez. And contestants are needed! The premiere of “The Voice — Sing out for Families” begins with open auditions at...

DATE: July 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Energy leases offered east of Mesa Verde

Do oil and gas wells make good neighbors to a national park and scenic byway? That question is being contemplated by BLM and Mesa Verde National Park officials, La Plata County commissioners,...

DATE: July 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies in ATV collision

A Dolores man was fatally injured July 5, after making a U-turn on his ATV into oncoming traffic on Highway 145. Edward Bieber, 78, was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center where he died the next day,...

DATE: July 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Owner OKs trail easement

Dolores officials have successfully negotiated an easement through private property to allow construction of a new trail from town to the House Creek campground. The town board voted to approve the...

DATE: July 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Still no sign of Texas father, husband

The family of a hiker missing in Mesa Verde National Park since June 9 is urging park rangers to continue search efforts and keep his picture out there. Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, disappeared...

DATE: July 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Still no sign of Texas father, husband

The family of a hiker missing in Mesa Verde National Park since June 9 is urging park rangers to continue search efforts and keep his picture out there. Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, disappeared...

DATE: July 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Still no sign of Texas father, husband

The family of a hiker missing in Mesa Verde National Park since June 9 is urging park rangers to continue search efforts and keep his picture out there. Mitchell Dale Stehling, 51, disappeared...

DATE: July 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Cooking Matters’ in shopping, eating

Are you prone to impulse buys at the grocery store? Want to stretch your grocery budget? Cooking Matters is here to help. They offer advice for low-income families in Montezuma and La Plata...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summit fever from Sharkstooth trail

One of the best day hikes in the area is climbing Centennial Peak in the La Plata Mountains. The route begins at the Sharkstooth Trailhead after 18 miles of dirt roads. High clearance vehicles are...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Not wild about 'Wild & Scenic'

McPhee Reservoir managers are concerned that more sections on the lower Dolores River are becoming eligible for a national Wild and Scenic River status. Irrigation managers tend to cringe when they...

DATE: July 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Wet and wild fishing on upper Dolores

Stop thinking about drought, heat and wildfires, and imagine cool, refreshing water while fishing the upper Dolores River. It's 10 degrees cooler on the river, and the rushing water and canyon...

DATE: July 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News