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School news: New teachers check in after first week

Ryan Hoover: "I am really happy I chose to be a part of Dolores Schools and the community. My wife, 2 little ones, and I have lived in a few places since moving out here (from Michigan), and this...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

Rico, Telluride mourn loss

The body of a local man missing since July 2012 was found alongside railroad tracks east of Elko, Nevada, according to media reports. The remains of Robin Putnam, 25, were discovered last Tuesday...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Rico fears end of school

Families in the mountain town of Rico, in Dolores County, rely on their small school to educate elementary-age children. But parents are worried it could be on the chopping block because of a...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Poor-performing gas wells being plugged

Several poor-performing gas wells north of Narraguinnep Reservoir are being plugged. In 2009, the Bill Barrett Corp. installed wildcat wells on private land north of Road X to tap natural gas...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Community Calendar

Email announcements to and include "Community Calendar" in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Letter to the Editor Coach Wagner was on the right track

It has just come to my attention that the new High School Sr. Varsity Football Coach, Dave Wagner, has been terminated. This is a man that early on recognized the irresponsibility of MCHS in...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Letters to the Editor

80 Years Ago

Local Men Win Labor Day Drilling Contest, Silverton Oscar Pritchett and Ross Thomas went up to Silverton Monday and showed the hard rock miners of that place how drilling is done over on the...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Faces in the Crowd: Mr. Banjo

Do you have a Faces in the Crowd to submit to the Dolores Star? Please send it to Be sure to include "Faces in the Crowd" in the email's subject line, a short description of...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

League gets update on behavioral health

For The Cortez Journal The local League of Women Voters will hear an overview of what is new in Colorado and with federal legislation for behavioral health care on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 9 a.m. at...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

GST Liquors gives $10K to Cultural Center

Grant Smith, owner of GST Liquors in Dolores, has donated $10,000 to help keep the Cortez Cultural Center afloat as it wades through its budget crisis. It’s the first sizable donation the nonprofit...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen postpone ACTHA event

The Mesa Verde Back Country Horsemen would like to thank everyone who has supported our sponsorship of the ACTHA event, to be hosted in September at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds. Unfortunately,...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Unlimited Learning receives $450,000 grant for training

In an effort to help locals get a foothold in the health-care and energy industries, Unlimited Learning Center in Cortez is working to prepare students for entry-level career or postsecondary paths...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Education

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