Coordinated effort rescues injured skier near Rico

A complicated helicopter rescue of a backcountry skier injured in an avalanche March 31 near Rico highlights the importance of staying away from high-risk outdoor activities during the coronavirus...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Greater Dolores Action cancels Dolores River Festival

Greater Dolores Action has announced that the 17th annual Dolores River Festival on June 6 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event usually draws about 1,500 people to hear...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores and Cortez chambers form business task force

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has teamed up with the Mancos and Cortez chambers to form the Montezuma Business Task Force. The effort is to support local businesses during the...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Dolores playground not deterred by virus

The anticipated construction of a playground at Joe Rowell Park is moving ahead, but with delays caused by the coronavirus breakout. The $280,000 playground project was recently awarded a $173,400...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escape from coronavirus news in nature

Social distancing, self-quarantines, job layoffs and a worldwide pandemic. What to do? Escape outside for some space and fresh air. A Colorado stay-at-home order implies exercise should be done...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Chamber announces business and person of the year

The Dolores Chamber has announced The Outpost Motel as business of the year and Jerry Whited as citizen of the year for their outstanding efforts in 2019. Nominations were taken from the public and...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores feels impacts of coronavirus

Dolores is feeling the impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. Restaurants prohibit indoors dining because of a state order, but takeout and to-go services are available. Some restaurants chose to...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Miguel County provides details on its first coronavirus case

San Miguel County has provided details about its first case of COVID-19. A 54-year-old man was notified by county health officials March 19 that he tested positive for the disease, according to...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores activates ‘Peace on Earth’ sign amid COVID-19 breakout

The Dolores Rotary Club is lighting up the hillside in Dolores again as a show of community cooperation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually they are lit up over Christmas and Easter, but the club...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Updates: Schools extend spring break; city closes library, rec center

As community leaders continue meeting and formulating emergency plans to confront the coronavirus outbreak, a number of Montezuma County events have been canceled or postponed. These range from...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five candidates for Dolores Town Board express views

Five candidates are running for three open seats on the Dolores Town Board in the April 7 election. Terms are up for James Biard, Cody Folsom and Val Truelsen. Candidates running for the open seats...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores schools pursuing funds for new location

After a lengthy debate, the Dolores school board voted Thursday night to pursue moving the campus to a new site for a large-scale facilities upgrade. The board also voted to put a bond initiative...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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