Mike Preston looks back at years as McPhee Reservoir manager

As the general manager for the Dolores Water Conservancy District, Mike Preston rode the highs and lows of water supplies on the Dolores River and McPhee Reservoir, Colorado’s second-largest lake....

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superintendent serving as Dolores interim principal

The Dolores school board has appointed Superintendent Lis Richard as interim secondary principal to serve out the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The appointment comes after former Principal...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Revamped Dolores mill starting up

Iron Wood Group LLC is gearing up to produce veneer for the plywood industry at a refurbished mill southwest of Dolores. CEO Jeff Bunnell was granted a high-impact permit for the business by...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife to give away kokanee salmon in Dolores

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give away kokanee salmon at Joe Rowell Park in Dolores at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Anyone wanting fish must present a valid 2019 Colorado fishing license. The number of...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Harvest Festival attracts crowd

Hundreds of people attended the Dolores Harvest Festival Saturday. The expanded all-day event organized by the Dolores Chamber of Commerce featured fresh produce, competition events, a car show,...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir has strong carryover supply

McPhee Reservoir has strong carryover supply going into the 2020 irrigation season, and even a below-average winter snowfall will refill it, officials say. This winter’s above-average snowpack...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board candidates square off

The Dolores school board has a full election race coming up, with six candidates vying for three seats. The candidates gathered Wednesday night at the Dolores Community Center for a well-attended...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews respond to Lost Canyon wildfire south of Dolores

Local fire agencies are battling a 2-acre wildfire south of Dolores and east of County Road 30. About 25 firefighters are working to contain the Lost Canyon Fire, said Dolores Fire Chief Mike Zion....

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indictment clouds appointment at Dolores schools

The new secondary dean of students in Dolores School District Re-4A is facing embezzlement charges by the San Diego District Attorney’s Office, but school administrators hope he will be exonerated...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrate the fall harvest in Dolores

The Dolores Harvest Festival and Car Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Flanders Park. The festival has new events this year. Check out the car show, strongman competition, chili...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores library plans presentations on local authors, rancher

The Dolores Public Library has kicked off a community-wide reading program featuring local authors. Also, a re-enactment of a pioneer cattlewoman will be presented this month. On Oct. 4 at 6:30...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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