Award and prize

Dolores BLM staffers recognized for lifesaving actions

Three staff members of the Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios office in Dolores received a Valor Award for their efforts to save a co-workers’ life last year. In August 2016, BLM geologist...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tailwind selected as company to watch

Bayfield-based Tailwind Nutrition, an endurance drink mix manufacturer, was selected as a Colorado Company to Watch in late June. The company was among the 50 companies selected from a field of...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores River Campground awarded Business of the Year

Dolores depends on the outdoor recreation economy, and nobody exemplifies that more than Billy and Lainey Beyhan, owners of the Dolores River Campground. The hard-working couple were awarded the...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Festive furniture builder named Citizen of the Year

Every Colorado mountain town has that one character who embraces the adventurous spirit and love of community more than usual. And for Dolores, that person is Dan Heeney, who was named Citizen of...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local cowboy author publishes book 'Somewhere Outwest'

Cortez author Denny Bertrand has published his second book on the Western lifestyle and has earned another Will Rogers Award, this time for Cowboy Humor.“Somewhere Outwest: Petey and Cecil” is the...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Bike Specialists tops in the nation

It celebrated as one customer after another won trophies in mountain biking, and now Mountain Bike Specialists earned a trophy of its own. While it frequently rates among the top mountain bike...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Cortez Police Chief Lane wins award

The entire Cortez Police Department crowded into the city council meeting room at City Hall Tuesday as Chief Roy Lane was presented with the Charles K. “Pat” Steele Award. Administered by the...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis junior crowned Miss Hozhoni

After three weeks of pageant events, Ferrari Arviso was named the 37th Miss Hozhoni late Saturday. Her crowning was part of the 52nd annual Hozhoni Days Powwow at Fort Lewis College. Four...

DATE: April 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community leader named citizen of the year

The list of Mancos organizations that Betsy Harrison has championed is lengthy. On Feb. 11, the community gathered to recognize her work on the Mancos Common Press, Mancos Valley Resources, Mancos...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cowbelle of Year Bane is a steward of beef industry

A dedicated farm and ranch woman who took over the family meat-processing plant was recognized as Cowbelle of the Year during the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association’s annual dinner...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores rancher Walker named Cattleman of the Year

Vernon “Bud” Walker Jr. was named Cattleman of the Year by the Southwestern Colorado Livestock Association Saturday evening at its annual evening banquet.Walker has dedicated his life to ranching,...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute students’ film wins award in Los Angeles

The unimaginable occurred at the recent LA Skins Fest when “Escape,” the first movie ever produced by Ute Mountain Ute teens, won Best Student Film. An authentic story that aims to change the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment