Dolores County

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Harris: Water markets can help the Dolores River, boaters, communities, fish and agriculture

The beautiful, red rock Dolores River Canyon is seeing the big spring runoff of which river-runners have long dreamt, thanks to unusually high seasonal snowpack. This spring’s melt is expected to...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

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Rico hires Kari Distefano as new town manager

Longtime Telluride resident Kari Distefano will take over as Rico town manager in May. “Rico is such an interesting community, and I’m really looking forward to working with the town council and...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Drilling proposed north of Dolores

The Bureau of Land Management will offer 17 parcels totaling 17,632 acres in the Tres Rios Field Office at its Feb. 9, 2017, quarterly oil and gas lease sale. The BLM will hold the lease sale...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sopiwnik gets 12 years for Dunton sex assaults

Daniel Sopiwnik was sentenced to 12 years to life in prison Friday in Dolores Combined Court after he was convicted of three sexual assaults in an October trial. A 13-member jury found Sopiwnik,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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BLM to use interactive online map for travel-plan comments

The BLM’s Tres Rios office plans to roll out an interactive online map that allows people to submit comments on what roads and trails they use. The program will launch in January on the Tres Rios...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hunter from Mancos is found unharmed

A missing hunter being sought by Dolores County and Rico Fire search and rescue crews was found Monday evening, reports the Dolores County sheriff’s office. The man, whose name was not released,...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Company eyes Dove Creek for hemp plant

A Florida firm is interested in purchasing an abandoned sunflower processing plant in Dove Creek to process hemp crops. Bayfront Capital, of Bradenton, Florida, is negotiating to purchase the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Dolores County elects new commissioners

Dolores County elected two new commissioners, opted out of SB152, retained the county judge, and passed an ambulance district mill levy.Republican Steve Garchar won the District 2 commissioner...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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BLM presents plan to save Gunnison sage grouse

Dove Creek — Since 2014, when the Gunnison sage grouse was listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, farmers, ranchers, and oil and gas companies have braced for new federal polices to...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Two Montezuma, Dolores county judges on the ballot

A judicial performance commission has recommended two Southwest Colorado judges for retention. Judge Doug Walker, of the 22nd Judicial District, and Judge E. Dale Boyd, of Dolores County, both are...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man convicted of sex assault at Dunton Hot Springs

Daniel Sopiwnik was found guilty Thursday on three felony counts of sexual assault in Dolores District Court after a July 2015 incident at the exclusive Dunton Hot Springs resort. Sopiwnik, 32, was...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dove Creek clinic gets grant to enhance services

The Dove Creek Medical Clinic recently received a $40,000 grant award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Awards are given based on high levels of performance in categories such...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News