Small fire burning in Bear Creek area northeast of Dolores

A small fire is burning between Dolores and Rico, just south of Colorado Highway 145 on San Juan National Forest property. Dubbed the Bear Creek 2 Fire, the blaze was first reported about 8 a.m....

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The River Bar and Grill agrees to revamp operations, gets new license

The Dolores Town Board voted unanimously to renew the liquor license for The River Bar and Grill after the general manager agreed to revamp operations to prevent liquor violations. The restaurant...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rebuilt Dolores playground and fun center opens

“If you build it, they will come,” definitely holds true for the new Dolores playground. After a two-year fundraising and rebuilding process, children again are playing on a castle-style fun center...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Montezuma County awarded $2.2 million from CARES Act

Over $2 million of CARES Act funding has been awarded to Montezuma County, to be dispersed to county and local municipalities for COVID-19 expenses. The county was awarded $2,246,164 in funding...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire agencies increase response to small fire north of Pagosa

While fire crews work to contain three wildfires in Southwest Colorado, one small fire, north of Pagosa Springs, has grown more complex. The Sand Creek Fire, in a remote area on the Pagosa Ranger...

DATE: June 20, 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

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

Montezuma County commissioners consider changes in land use code

Montezuma County wants to review long-standing building restrictions in the Dolores River Valley established to control density and protect the local water source. The commissioners approved two...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose cancels trips, limits museum operations in Dolores

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the historic Galloping Goose No. 5 railroad car based in Dolores. All excursions have been canceled for 2020, said Joe Becker, president of the Galloping Goose...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

June storm brings snow to San Juan Mountains

A rare June storm blanketed several inches of snow across Southwest Colorado, with both Silverton and Telluride reporting about a half-foot of snow accumulation. Mike Charnick, a meteorologist with...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores vigil draws crowd to honor George Floyd

Over 100 people turned out to Joe Rowell Park in Dolores Saturday evening for a peaceful vigil honoring George Floyd and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the nation. The...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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