Thank You Letter: Dolores Elementary thanks sheriff for ID cards, fingerprinting

Dolores Elementary would like to extend a sincere appreciation to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office for their time and expertise fingerprinting, providing parents with Child Identification...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Thank You Letter: Thanks for continuing Dolores school tax

Dear Dolores School District Community,Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!We cannot thank you enough for your continued financial support of our schools. The news of the resounding support for the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Forest announces rest room closures

Vandalism and lack of use of two forest rest rooms will result in their removal, reported Derek Padilla, district ranger for the Dolores district. The bathrooms at Sage Hen near Dolores and Dry...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wetherills’ history depicts friendly relations with Natives

When the Wetherills arrived in the Mancos Valley in 1879, they brought a humanitarian ethic that clashed with U.S. Indian policy, said relative and historian Harvey Leake. Leake, whose...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County, forest wrangle over Dolores-Norwood Road

A road-maintenance and jurisdiction dispute has been unfolding between Montezuma County and the San Juan National Forest over the Dolores-Norwood Road. Forest Road 526 begins two miles north of the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firewise teaches property mitigation

During a recent demonstration and tour near Dolores, Firewise of Southwest Colorado explained how to effectively and safely mitigate fire hazards on private property. A dozen local landowners...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

80 years ago

Bond issue Dolores School District voters will decide on a bond issue in the amount of $380,000 which if approved will be used to finance the construction of a Vo-Ag and industrial arts shop and a...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

80 years ago

River highway A standard gravel-surfaced highway will be built down the Dolores River to the Bradfield Ranch. The work will be done by the CCC men who will soon be established at McPhee. An...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Calendar

Email announcements to and include “Community Calendar” in the subject field. Items submitted less than two weeks in advance will be less likely to be published. Entries and...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Gail’s Garden: Now’s a good time to prepare for spring

If you haven’t already done so, early November is your last chance to busily prepare for winter and that means it’s time to get your yard in shape for the upcoming cold and snow as well. Winterizer...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Colorado master gardener program begins Jan. 28

For the Journal The Colorado Master Gardener Program, an 11-week course that focuses on non-commercial, home gardener, begins on Jan. 28. The training includes lawn, plant, tree, vegetable care,...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Bears go winless at regionals

The Dolores Bears’ volleyball season ended during the Class 2A Region C tournament Saturday. Traveling to Cedaredge, the Bears were in a region with the hosting Bruins and the West Grand Mustangs....

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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