42nd annual Escalante Days party scheduled for Aug. 10-11

“Where the Wild Still Lives” is the theme of the 42nd annual Escalante Days and Nights festival in Dolores Aug. 10-11. The downtown festival began in 1976 to commemorate the nearby Escalante Ruin,...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kevin Wade Folsom pleads guilty in Haycamp slaying, gets 25 years

Kevin Wade Folsom on Monday pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of James Lloyd Box Jr., who was fatally shot Jan. 2 on Haycamp Mesa east of Dolores. After accepting the plea deal, District...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfires north of Dolores grow to a total of 2,305 acres

The Plateau and West Guard Fires burning north of Dolores have rapidly expanded, in part because of back-burning efforts by firefighters. The Plateau Fire, in Plateau Canyon north of McPhee...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores walk-in clinic moves to hospital campus in Cortez

Southwest Medical Group has announced that the walk-in care clinic in Dolores would open at its new location, 1413 N. Mildred Road, on Monday. The building is at the front of the Southwest Memorial...

DATE: July 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bid to stop Dolores school board recall is denied

Protest petitions filed against a recall election for two Dolores School board members have been denied, allowing the election to move forward. On July 19, a protest hearing was held to determine...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

K9 Search and Rescue hosts workshop for dogs, handlers

Twenty search dogs and their handlers from nine states participated in the inaugural Four Corners Search and Rescue Workshop last week. The free, three-day training event was put on by K9 Search...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest plans tour for Aug. 1

The San Juan National Forest invites the public to learn about the Lone Pine Environmental Analysis project during a tour on Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 9 a.m., participants may meet at either...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two wildfires north of Dolores grow; some roads closed

Two lightning-caused wildfires discovered Sunday north of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest have grown and have triggered area closures. The Plateau and West Guard Fires are being managed for...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hiking the Navajo Lake Trail

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores family honors five brothers who fought in World War II

About 100 relatives and friends of the Butler clan gathered at the family farm on Saturday to dedicate a memorial to five brothers who fought in World War II. Kathie Butler recently opened the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

National award recognizes community effort on McPhee Overlook Trail

A three-year community effort to make the new McPhee Overlook Trail a reality has been recognized by the Coalition for Recreational Trails, a national outdoors federation. The 7-mile trail in...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annual yoga festival, classes set to start in Telluride

The 11th annual Telluride Yoga Festival will take place July 19-22. The event features 40 world-renowned presenters, 140 yoga classes, conscious music, dynamic speakers, cooking and wellness...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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