Dolores County

Forest travel plan released for Rico-West Dolores

A new travel plan for the Rico-West Dolores area of the San Juan National Forest reduces single-track motorcycle access in order to benefit wildlife habitat, hunters and quiet recreation users. But...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Westerman honored by economic council

Gus Westerman, the Dolores County CSU Extension director and chairman of the Dolores County Development Corporation, has received one of the Economic Development Council of Colorado’s Excellence in...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two counties collaborate to save Lower Dolores River campgrounds

Dolores and Montezuma counties are considering partnering with the San Juan National Forest to maintain Ferris and Cabin campgrounds on the Lower Dolores River. The campgrounds, upriver from...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

West Fork fire department seeks new station

The newly formed West Fork Volunteer Fire Department is gaining traction, thanks to donated equipment, training and a $100,000 from the owners of Dunton Hot Springs resort. Residents of the West...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

100 Club plans fundraiser for families of first responders

The 100 Club of Montezuma County is holding a barn dance to raise funds for the families of first responders who die in the line of duty.The 21-and-up event will take place at the Montezuma County...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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