Boggy Draw prescribed burn wraps up north of Dolores

A prescribed burn in the Boggy Draw recreation area of the San Juan National Forest finished a day early, fire officials said Monday. A forest closure that began Saturday for the burn area remains...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River stays below flood stage in town

The Dolores River at the town of Dolores reached peak flows this week from above average snowpack runoff, but still remains below flood stage, officials report. On Tuesday, the river was flowing at...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service analysis released on aspen logging project

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest has released a draft Environmental Assessment for an aspen logging project. The proposed project targets mature aspen stands in five...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rockfall northeast of Dolores rattles neighborhood

A cliff where two house-size boulders came loose and tumbled onto Colorado Highway 145 on May 24 will be analyzed further for potential rockfall risk, according to the Colorado Department of...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Summer craft fair is June 15

The Dolores Community Center will host an arts and crafts bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave. The bazaar will feature local and regional wares...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: Cooler weather helps Dolores River stay within its banks

The Dolores River and its West Fork tributary are running high and fast but are not at flood stage, officials report. The Dolores River at Dolores was flowing at 2,860 cubic feet per second...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Festival brings a crowd

Bands, food vendors, and river enthusiasts flocked to Joe Rowell Park for the Dolores River Festival. The festival, held Saturday, June 1, is sponsored by Greater Dolores Action, and raises money...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans lodge allowed in subdivision near Dolores

A landowner’s plan for a lodge in The Forks subdivision to assist veterans is allowable because commercial use was designated in the 1971 covenants, the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boating continues below McPhee Dam for 18 days

Whitewater rafting flows below McPhee Dam are continuing, thanks to increasing snowmelt. An 18-day boating release is scheduled from June 6-23, according to the Dolores Water Conservancy District....

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores dog breeders take steps to reduce noise

After taking steps to reduce noise, a dog breeding facility north of Dolores was granted a commercial permit by Montezuma County commissioners. Rocky Mountain Malamutes operates on a 12-acre ranch...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores grads celebrate commencement and a new chapter

Despite some last-minute weather obstacles, Dolores High School’s 100th graduating class celebrated commencement at a Saturday morning ceremony. Graduation was scheduled for the high school’s main...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez two-bedroom rental prices see dip

The cost of renting a two- or three-bedroom unit in Cortez has dropped noticeably in the past four years, according to a housing report released this month. The drop contrasts sharply with rental...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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