Dolores

Update: Bulldozers finish Burro Fire lines; crews prepare for next steps

Crews battling the Burro Fire on Saturday received help from a light rain, and finished bulldozing about 4 miles of containment lines in the key northwestern and southwestern sectors of the fire....

DATE: June 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 8 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board discusses budget and hiring process

The Dolores School District Re-4 board on Thursday discussed the district’s hiring techniques and proposed deficit budget. The discussion began after board treasurer Casey McClellan moved all...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire continues to grow; storm could bring lightning, a little rain

More than 200 firefighters are battling the Burro Fire south of Rico, which is in its seventh day and has burned 3,400 acres in and around the Bear Creek drainage. Because of the heavily timbered,...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board, interview committee picks interim superintendent

The Dolores school board and interview committee have chosen Phil Kasper as the interim superintendent. School board President Dee Prock told The Journal in a phone interview on Wednesday that...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire meeting will be at Dolores Community Center June 14

There will be a community meeting on the Burro Fire and San Juan National Forest Stage 3 closure on June 14 at the Dolores Community Center at 6 p.m. The meeting is being held in conjunction with...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Brewery hosts acclaimed singer

Upon releasing her 2014 album, Ease My Mind (Kingswood Records), singer-songwriter Michaela Anne garnered considerable acclaim for her introspective songwriting. The New York Times praised the...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores getting back on track

The Dolores Town Board is righting the ship after recent resignations by their town attorney and town manager. On Monday, they voted to appoint Jon Kelly as their new attorney. Kelly has a law...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews struggle to contain Burro Fire; CPW closes some areas

The Burro Fire in the Bear Creek drainage of the Dolores Valley continued to grow on Tuesday, but is not threatening any structure. Also on Tuesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced that some...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows to 1,400 acres; forest closing to recreation

The Burro Fire northeast of Dolores started in the Bear Creek drainage on Friday and has rapidly grown to 1,400 acres. The main fire is burning in steep spruce-fir timber 5 miles up the Bear Creek...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire doubles in size to 1,000 acres; forest plans to close

The Burro Fire grew to about 1,000 acres by Sunday afternoon in a remote area of the San Juan National Forest about 23 miles northeast of Dolores, and was expected to grow as dry conditions...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board to hold special meeting

The Dolores school board will hold a special meeting on Friday, June 8, at 5 p.m. According to the agenda, the board will discuss personnel and negotiations in executive session. The meeting will...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students blend past and present in artwork

Multimedia artwork from students at Southwest Open School is on display at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitors Center and Museum. Before creating their artwork, 15 students visited local...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News