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Two counties collaborate to save Lower Dolores River campgrounds

Dolores and Montezuma counties are considering partnering with the San Juan National Forest to maintain Ferris and Cabin campgrounds on the Lower Dolores River. The campgrounds, upriver from...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit against White Mesa uranium mill is dismissed

An environmental lawsuit against the White Mesa uranium mill in southeast Utah has been dismissed by Utah District Court judge. In April 2014, Grand Canyon Trust sued the mill’s owner, Energy...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pleasant View plans $1 million new fire station

The Pleasant View Fire Department is planning to build a new fire station on Road CC across from the elementary school. Chief Jeff Yoder explained that the new station is needed because the current...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County offers downtown building for historical museum

The Montezuma County Historical Society is working to open a museum in downtown Cortez. The county commissioners have offered the group rent-free use of an office building at 35 S. Chestnut St.,...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. department likely to rescind plan for region’s oil and gas

A new directive by the U.S. Department of Interior jeopardizes a pending master leasing plan in Southwest Colorado that would scrutinize oil and gas development near Mesa Verde National Park. In...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cast your vote for Dolores School Board by Nov. 7

Seven candidates are running for two open seats on the Dolores School Board. They are Sandra Corbitt, Rebecca Frasier, Lisa Holz, Casey McClellan, Kay Phelps, Eugene Reininger III, and Jerry...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola farm conference will focus on profitability

The third annual Southwest Agricultural Seminar will take place Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lewis-Arriola Community Center, 21203 Road S. The event is sponsored by High Desert Conservation...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Fire gets good rating for insurance

The volunteer-run Dolores Fire Protection District is helping to protect locals against fire, but also with their insurance rates. The district received good marks based on operation and equipment...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local bank leader retires after 41 years

President of Dolores State Bank Ed Merritt is retiring after 41 years. Merritt grew up in Dolores and went on to be one of the financial leaders of the community. Under his leadership, Dolores...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton tours McPhee area with Montezuma County officials

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, was brought up to speed on issues at Sage Hen and House Creek during a tour Friday with Montezuma County and San Juan National Forest Service officials. Tipton saw...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys camper in south Cortez

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County holds meeting on Sand Canyon parking

The Montezuma County commission will hold a neighborhood meeting on a plan to expand parking for the Sand Canyon trail on Nov. 6 at 1:45 p.m. The meeting will be held at the site of a new BLM...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News