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 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | 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

Rico studies central sewer for commercial district

Rico is exploring options to build a central sewer project and upgrade its water system. The town’s domestic water treatment system is outdated, and it does not have a central sewer system....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s hot in Dolores this holiday season

Dolores holiday shopping and events are going strong this season. Craft bazaars and local sales went well last weekend. Here is what’s coming: Dec. 7-9: Friends of Dolores Library Holiday Gift...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter road and trail closures begin

The Dolores Ranger District temporarily closed the following San Juan National Forest roads to motorized traffic for wildlife-protection purposes effective on Dec. 1: Forest Road 504: Dolores River...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife offers reward in elk poaching case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to seek information about two bull elk killed illegally northeast of Norwood in the Uncompahgre National Forest in early November. Now a reward of $1,250 is...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm hits Montezuma County, San Juan Mountains

A winter storm hit Southwest Colorado about midnight Thursday and dumped about 2.5 inches of snow in Cortez by sunrise, the National Weather Service said. The weather service reported that by 7...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Price increase proposed for monument museum

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument will host two public meetings to discuss proposed fee increases for the monument’s visitor center and museum west of Dolores. The meetings will take place...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Telluride hosts blazing art, performance festival

Burning performances and fiery artwork will be on display at the fourth annual Telluride Fire Festival Dec. 7-9. Throughout town and on the mountainside, the circuslike celebration features...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores residents, businesses get wildfire analysis

How safe is your home or business from being damaged or destroyed by a nearby wildfire? The issue became very pertinent this year for Dolores locals when the Plateau Fire came within 6 miles of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores has a packed schedule for the holiday season

Dolores is gearing up for holiday season with multiple events, contests and shopping opportunities. Get your gifts and help spur the local economy with 12 Days of Christmas, a promotional event...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Christmas Bazaar is Dec. 1

The 27th annual Dolores Christmas Bazaar is scheduled for Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Center. This year, 56 vendors will be selling arts, gifts and crafts, including from...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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