Dolores

National forest challenges county’s claim on federal roads

The Montezuma County commissioners are getting pushback on their assertion that certain roads and trails running through the San Juan National Forest are under the jurisdiction of counties. In a...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeal denied for Dolores man who pleaded guilty in murder

An appeal by Luther A. Hampson, who is serving a 25-year prison sentence for the murder of Jonathan Hayes in 2012 near Dolores, has been denied. After sentencing in 2013, Hampson filed a motion...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rains put Burro Fire to sleep for now

Rains have put the Burro Fire down for a nap, allowing firefighters to get some chores done reinforcing containment lines. About .1 inch of rain fell on the fire Thursday night, said public...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico celebrates Independence Day with floats, music, art and food

Hundreds of people gathered in Rico on Wednesday for the traditional July Fourth parade, and to eat Navajo tacos and listen to the Four Corners Community Band. Rico residents and visitors honored...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Containment crews stay ahead of creeping Burro Fire

Warm, dry weather and low fuel moisture continue to feed the Burro Fire, which has grown 141 acres since Monday. An infrared mapping flight about 8:17 p.m. Tuesday showed the fire was at 4,578...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board OKs $13.4 million budget, hires dean

The Dolores school board met in a special meeting Tuesday to set a date for its board retreat, approve the preliminary 2018-2019 budget and vote on hiring a dean of students. The board unanimously...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores pub hosts upcoming shows

The Dolores River Brewery has two live music shows coming up on its back patio stage. On July 7 at 8 p.m., local favorites The Lindells will perform. Kim and Chris Lindell and drummer Eli Shostak...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM announces new district manager

The Bureau of Land Management recently hired Stephanie Connolly as the Southwest District manager, and the public is invited to network with her during open houses in Durango, Dolores, Grand...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New exhibit at Dolores museum

On July 7, a new exhibit, “From Krakow to Castle Rock: Jagiellonian University’s Archaeological Investigations within Canyons of the Ancients National Monument,” opens at Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire advances as winds shift; scattered rains possible

Relentless warm, dry weather and low fuel moisture continue to feed the Burro Fire, which has grown 108 acres since Monday. An infrared flight about 11 p.m. Monday showed the fire was at 4,545...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows northwest toward Colorado Highway 145

The Burro Fire grew by about 135 acres over the weekend, reaching a total of 4,437 acres in the Bear Creek Canyon area. On Saturday, the fire showed growth along its northwestern, southwestern,...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows to 4,388 acres; smoke advisory goes into effect

The Burro Fire grew by about 86 acres on Saturday, reaching a total of 4,388 acres in the Bear Creek Canyon area. On Saturday, the fire showed growth along its northwestern, southwestern,...

DATE: July 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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