Dolores

Dolores gets festive with holiday lighting contest

Lots of fresh snow, skiers on the trails and twinkling lights throughout town makes Dolores a living postcard for the winter holiday season. To encourage the festive spirit, the Dolores Chamber of...

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

2018: Year of drought, wildfires, political change

Major wildfires, drought, a large marijuana drug bust, an officer-involved fatal shooting, large hospital layoffs and a hard-fought election topped the news charts for Montezuma County in 2018....

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No power outages after snow brings down line in Dolores

Heavy, wet snow brought down a small power line in Dolores on Dec. 26, but there were no power outages. Empire Electric Association, Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and Dolores Fire and Rescue...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm blankets Montezuma County with heavy, wet snow

A Christmas storm dumped 3.2 inches of snow in Cortez and about 6 inches in Dolores overnight Tuesday. For Cortez, the heavy, wet snow had a snow-water equivalent of about 5-to-1, said Jim Andrus,...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores sees 2018 leadership changes in town and schools

In 2018, Dolores saw changes in leadership, wildfires, new trails, a murder case, a school board recall election, a reality show and new businesses. The year kicked off violently with a murder the...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man arrested in Farmington in child solicitation case

Detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico arrested a Dolores man for allegedly attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex at a park in Farmington on Monday, Dec. 17....

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lady Jays struggle to break press during loss to Durango

Throughout its home game against Durango High School on Dec. 18, the Mancos High School girls basketball team faced a full-court press that included traps and turnovers. The result was an uneven...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Elementary students sing in the holiday season

Sounds of the holidays filled the gymnasium during the popular Dolores Elementary Christmas Concert Tuesday. An estimated 800 people attended the event, which featured songs by each grade during...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School board gets good news, bad news

The Dolores Re-4a School District has received two awards from the Colorado Department of Education for student performance on state tests. Superintendent Phil Kasper announced that Dolores High...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eaton retires from Canyons of the Ancients post

A mix of excitement and pride emanates from Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Manager Marietta Wetherill Eaton as she prepares to retire in January after a four-decade career working in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two local authors headed to Dolores Public Library

Mangoes don’t typically grow on trees around Dolores, but Bayfield children’s author Brooke Smith is hoping to change that, at least for a day, when she reads from her new book, “The Mango Tree,”...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter Tales lectures start Jan. 10 at Dolores Public Library

Dolores Public Library aims to liven up your weeknights this winter with the return of its outdoor and travel-themed lecture series Winter Tales, slated for every other Thursday night beginning in...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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