Dolores River State Wildlife Area

Sheriff confronts bear near Dolores High School

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, who has been conducting a Tuesday night bear patrol in Dolores, reported that he had a close encounter with a bear on Aug. 1 after spotting it on the sidewalk...

DATE: Aug. 7, 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

Two wildfire mitigation awards given in Southwest Colorado

For The Journal FireWise of Southwest Colorado has announced that Rebecca Samulski, assistant director of FireWise , and Jim Tencza, Neighborhood Ambassador for Timberdale Ranch in La Plata County,...

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

Hundreds of boaters raft Dolores for first time in four years

Over the weekend, hundreds of boaters took advantage of a three-day whitewater release on the Dolores River below McPhee dam, the first in four years. Reservoir managers said Sunday, the minimum...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildlife agency agrees to deadline for wolf plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has agreed to a deadline to craft a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf after the agency was accused in federal court of...

DATE: April 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coyote scouts for food near Lizard Head

DATE: March 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Wyoming, a road block for public access

Lincoln County, Wyoming, has no plans to restore a public access route it cut in 2014 to a 32,000-acre wilderness study area that’s the site of a decades-long environmental battle, the commission...

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

‘Grand bargain’

For the past three years, conservation groups held out hope that Republican Rep. Rob Bishop would protect some of Utah’s most stunning and vulnerable red rock landscapes in exchange for oil and gas...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Film fest is Friday

Spend an evening enjoying nature and adventure films at the Wild and Scenic film festival Friday, Jan. 22 at the Dolores Community Center. The event is a benefit for the Montezuma Land Conservancy....

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River documentary premieres in Dolores

The third annual river permit party and fundraiser for the Dolores River Boating Advocates will take place on Jan. 15 starting at 6 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. This year’s event features...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

River Talk: Weather was a bit drastic

Dolores and surrounding areas experienced quite the storm over the weekend, which continued into Monday with a fairly decent hailstorm.Just over once inch of rain was reported to have fallen on...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Horse deaths trigger protest at Mesa Verde

The recent deaths of six feral horses at Mesa Verde National Park triggered an organized protest Tuesday in front the park’s Visitor and Research Center. Protesters say the horses died of...

DATE: July 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News