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Dolores Chamber defends use of lodgers tax funding

The Dolores Visitor Center could face closure if it loses the bulk of its regular funding from the Montezuma County Lodgers Tax Committee, reports Dolores Chamber of Commerce manager Susan Lisak....

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service expands Doe Canyon Fire closure area

The Doe Canyon Fire continues to grow, and has crossed a northeastern control line, fire officials said. By Wednesday, the fire grew to 2,560 acres, up from 1,650 acres Sunday. Containment has...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain rescues include trapped bear, distressed kayaker

Since June 25, crews in San Miguel County responded to a slew of mountain missions, including a distressed kayaker, an injured hiker, snow-blocked roads and a trapped bear. Ophir Pass and Last...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

European company eyes Utah mill for radioactive material

Energy Fuels Resources is seeking a permit to allow radioactive material from the Eastern European country of Estonia to be shipped to the White Mesa Uranium Mill south of Blanding, Utah. In April,...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drones used for aerial ignition on Doe Canyon Fire

Drone technology is being used to manage the Doe Canyon Fire burning on the San Juan National Forest southeast of Dove Creek. Most of the fire is being allowed to burn naturally to reduce buildup...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drug probe leads to arrests in Montezuma County

Five police vehicles drive up fast and stop suddenly at a commune-style residence in Montezuma County south of Cortez. A dozen officers with the Southwest Drug Task Force spill from the vehicles...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doe Canyon Fire grows to 540 acres

The Doe Canyon Fire southeast of Dove Creek grew this week, but at low intensity. By Tuesday, the fire had scorched 210 acres in the San Juan National Forest east of the Lower Dolores River...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Whitewater boating continues on Lower Dolores River

There is still time to boat the Dolores River below McPhee Dam. A whitewater release might continue into early July while the last of the remaining snowpack comes off the high peaks. Managers are...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Toddler falls into roasting pan in Yellow Jacket

A toddler who suffered severe burns after falling into a electric roaster at a residence in Yellow Jacket is recovering at an Idaho burn center. Her mother, Samantha Camp, said her family was on...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paddleboard yoga offered in Dolores

Stand-up paddleboard yoga has arrived in Dolores. Wild Roots Yoga and Bodywork offers classes in a secluded, shallow cove of McPhee Reservoir on Tuesday’s at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday’s at 11 a.m. Meet...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Doe Canyon Fire grows to 210 acres in Southwest Colorado

The Doe Canyon Fire southeast of Dove Creek has more than doubled in size since the weekend, but it continues to burn at low intensity. By Tuesday, the fire had scorched 210 acres in the San Juan...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiesta’s Luxury Loungers a hit at Cortez theater

The movie experience just got a lot more comfortable at the Fiesta theater in Cortez. Plush, reclining seating with snack trays were installed at the twin cinema, along with improved lighting, new...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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