Dolores

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

Dolores passes 2019 budget of $1.28 million

The Dolores Town Board passed the 2019 budget Monday. The budget is based on an estimated annual income of $908,810 derived from property taxes, sales taxes and utility fees. Total expenses to...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose appreciates assistance from Weminuche

The Galloping Goose Historical Society (GGHS) of Dolores extends a heartfelt “Thank You” to Weeminuche Construction Authority of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe for providing transportation for Rio...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Rico is awarded two transportation grants

Rico was recently awarded two transportation grants. The town was awarded a $10,000 Charge Ahead Colorado grant from the Colorado Energy Office for an electric-vehicle station. The station will be...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores continues pot ban for one year

The Dolores Board of Trustees has extended a ban on retail marijuana sales set to expire this month to give them more time to study the issue. In a 6-1 vote Monday, trustees agreed to continue the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

November restaurant reports are in

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases,...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores, Towaoc residents face heightened risk of wildfire

An updated wildfire risk map released by the Colorado State Forest Service shows the foothill towns of Dolores, Towaoc and Durango have a “higher” potential to be impacted by a wildfire. The...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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