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Email: jmimiaga@the-journal.com

Phone Number: (970) 564-6034

Dolores chamber offers drive-in movie nights this summer

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce will offer free Drive-in Movie Nights at Joe Rowell Park throughout the summer. Movies will be shown on a 20-by-30-foot screen on a trailer built and donated by Lone...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Paths to Mesa Verde awarded construction funds

Montezuma County has been awarded a $5.8 million federal grant to construct the first 7.5 miles of the 17-mile Paths to Mesa Verde Trail connecting the national park with Mancos and Cortez. The...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Fair gets green light

The Montezuma County Fair plans to kick off July 24 with a country music concert, then continue July 28 to Aug. 1 with traditional events. Larger events such as fairs and concerts are now possible...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New access planned for Painted Hand Pueblo

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is seeking public comment on a proposal to improve public access to the Painted Hand archaeological site. Comments on the initial plan will be accepted...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Short-haul operations a specialty of Mesa Verde Helitack

If you are badly injured in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the rescue may include dangling from a fixed line attached to the Mesa Verde Helitack helicopter. Short-haul operations are a...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juneteenth holiday honored in Cortez

At Cortez Veterans Park Friday, about 40 people attended the Juneteenth holiday event that honors the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. The commemoration is widely celebrated...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire crews reach 90% containment on Loading Pen Fire near Dolores

The Loading Pen Fire near Stoner in the Dolores River Valley remained at 42 acres Friday and was 90% contained, fire officials said, and more than half the firefighters who have been working on it...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Evacuation orders lifted for Montezuma and La Plata counties

Evacuations ordered during the East Canyon Fire were lifted Thursday in Montezuma and La Plata counties. Most Montezuma County residents evacuated because of the 2,700-acre wildfire can return to...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument tours ramp up

Residents and visitors can learn about Native American history and archeology while exploring nature with new tours being offered by Southwest Colorado Canyons Association. “It is a fun way to...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Type 2 team sets up at Montezuma County Fairgrounds

The Rocky Mountain Blue Type 2 team taking over management of the East Canyon Fire is setting up headquarters at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. During an operations briefing Tuesday, local and...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many evacuees prepared for approaching East Canyon Fire

Robert Daulton, who lives in East Canyon, said he had plenty of time to evacuate. “All is good, we’re camping out in the forest,” he told The Journal in a telephone interview Tuesday. He had gone...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters suppressing Loading Pen Fire near Dolores

Fifty firefighters with air support are fighting the Loading Pen Fire located 17 miles northeast of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest, and additional crews have been ordered. A local Type 3...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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