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Shop till you drop at market for charity

Pulling out that City Market value card on your key chain or from your wallet when going through the checkout line is old habit for most shoppers. But did you know that City Market will donate a...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect smoky skies from planned prescribed burns

Fire managers on the Dolores Ranger District plan to conduct up to four prescribed burns on the San Juan National Forest within the next month. The goals are to return fire as a natural process to...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ryan Mahoney to leave top post

Dolores Town Manager Ryan Mahoney personifies everything about Dolores. He mountain bikes the tough trails with locals, tends bar part-time at the Dolores River Brewery, hits the dance floor at...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Unique style brings artwork to life

Artist Joseph Robertson, of Dolores, takes iconic Western images and transforms them into vibrant masterpieces using the scratchboard style. Scratchboard art is an etching technique whereby a white...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Go climb a peak! Cross Mountain offers adventure

A good beginner climb is Cross Mountain, accessible from Lizard Head Pass in the San Miguel range. The ridge-type peak is a perfect introduction to basic mountaineering, featuring a little bit of...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Group promotes hospital district referendum

A group of concerned citizens has formed a new committee – Friends of Our Hospital – to promote a referendum on the November ballot. The referendum, 5D MCHD, calls for lifting restrictions...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute tribal election is Oct. 11

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe will hold an election on Friday, Oct. 11, to choose a tribal chairman, two Towaoc council members and a White Mesa, Utah, council representative. The deadline to register...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suckla to lobby for rural counties

Montezuma County Commissioner Larry Don Suckla has been appointed to serve on the Rural Action Caucus, a lobbying arm of the National Association of Counties. "As far as I know, I'm the only one...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Ute Mountain library gets face-lift

The Ute Mountain Tribal Library has upgraded its facility in Towaoc to better accommodate students and their tutoring needs. “We’ve added more space, more student materials and study carrels,” said...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guidance is available for launch of Obamacare

The controversial Affordable Care Act will affect residents of Montezuma and Dolores counties seeking health insurance policies beginning Oct. 1, and guidance is available locally. Two...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deluge extends irrigation, boating season

Recent rains have bumped up the region to 104 percent of normal precipitation for the year, recharging the Dolores and extending the irrigation and boating season. But the area has a long way to go...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Deluxe tourism website planned

Mesa Verde Country, the region’s prominent visitor marketing service, has secured $60,000 in funding to revamp its web site, and the budget may reach up to $85,000 pending a grant application. On...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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