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County, BLM explore option to access public land near Cortez

Montezuma County officials are again hopeful they have found a public area to access Bureau of Land Management land south of Summit Lake. The 2,000-acre area is landlocked by private lands, and the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores debates where to put marijuana facilities

Dolores’ pending pot regulations have created a type of gold rush, except it’s marijuana green. In April, voters approved marijuana retail shops, commercial cultivation, testing and manufacturing....

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores schools finalize plan for reopening in-person classes

The Dolores School District finalized its reopening plan Tuesday evening after receiving approval from the school board. The plan includes in-person and online learning options for students for the...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoonal rain provides float time on Dolores River

Heavy monsoon rains have temporarily revived the boating season on the Dolores River, and improved conditions on McPhee Reservoir. The Dolores River upstream of Dolores surged to 700 cubic feet per...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Changes suggested for Montezuma County land use code

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners is considering changes to the land use code that would loosen regulations for residential development. A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 18...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Chamber of Commerce announces community-wide yard sale and farmers market

The Journal The Dolores Chamber of Commerce as announced a community-wide yard sale and farmers market set to take the place of Escalante Days on Aug. 8, with businesses, residents, growers and...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire burning in Bear Creek area northeast of Dolores

A small fire is burning between Dolores and Rico, just south of Colorado Highway 145 on San Juan National Forest property. Dubbed the Bear Creek 2 Fire, the blaze was first reported about 8 a.m....

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The River Bar and Grill agrees to revamp operations, gets new license

The Dolores Town Board voted unanimously to renew the liquor license for The River Bar and Grill after the general manager agreed to revamp operations to prevent liquor violations. The restaurant...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rebuilt Dolores playground and fun center opens

“If you build it, they will come,” definitely holds true for the new Dolores playground. After a two-year fundraising and rebuilding process, children again are playing on a castle-style fun center...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores chamber offers drive-in movie nights this summer

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce will offer free Drive-in Movie Nights at Joe Rowell Park throughout the summer. Movies will be shown on a 20-by-30-foot screen on a trailer built and donated by Lone...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County awarded $2.2 million from CARES Act

Over $2 million of CARES Act funding has been awarded to Montezuma County, to be dispersed to county and local municipalities for COVID-19 expenses. The county was awarded $2,246,164 in funding...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire agencies increase response to small fire north of Pagosa

While fire crews work to contain three wildfires in Southwest Colorado, one small fire, north of Pagosa Springs, has grown more complex. The Sand Creek Fire, in a remote area on the Pagosa Ranger...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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