Dolores

Elk close loop in Mesa Verde history

It seems unlikely, but a healthy elk population resides in the parched canyons and bluffs of Mesa Verde National Park. About 150 elk live in the park, and they are mostly non-migratory, said park...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Skate competition casts light on youth mentoring program

The Piñon Project has teamed up with Colorado Skate Collective to put on the inaugural Youth Mentor Skate Jam, a kid-friendly skate competition at Parque de Vida scheduled for Saturday. The free...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

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DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Living

Simplicio to speak on Zuni migration,

Dan Simplicio, cultural specialist at the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, will speak on "What Happens When Migration Stops" on Thursday, Oct. 1, beginning at 7 p.m., at Crow Canyon. After the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Faces From the Past: The Builders

Do you have a Faces in the Crowd to submit to the Dolores Star? Please send it to news@cortezjournal.com. Be sure to include "Faces in the Crowd" in the email's subject line, a short description of...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

U.S. retreats from listing for sage grouse

DENVER - Federal officials Tuesday morning in Colorado announced that the greater sage-grouse will not be listed as endangered thanks to state and private efforts to protect the flamboyant Western...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Star burns bright for 118 years

On April 8, 1897 R.B. Hawkins published the first Silver Star, which a few years later became the Dolores Star. The arrival of the Rio Grande Southern railroad route in 1891 gave Hawkins hope for...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

State OKs improved flow on Dolores

Colorado's top water board agreed Tuesday to improve flows on the Lower Dolores River to boost the health of the river and its native fish. The Colorado Water Conservation Board will seek an...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Town passes parking ordinance

The Dolores Town Board voted unanimously to change parking rules in town to accommodate winter plowing. From Nov. 1 to April 30, residents will be required to park parallel on the street so snow...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

U.S. rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Interior Department said Tuesday that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections following a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Mancos woman gets 60 days in drug case In custody under a $10,000 bond, Ana Sena, 32, of Mancos, was recently sentenced to 60 days in jail on drug charges. Sena previously pleaded guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunting on San Juan National Forest and BLM lands

There’s a lot more to an enjoyable hunt than getting a license or taking a hunter’s safety course. Do you know where you are going to start your hunt and what the terrain is like? Where you can...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports