Letter to the Editor BLM misleads on oil and gas leases

In an August 18 article, the Journal reported "BLM field manager. explained that the act of leasing does not autho­rize any development or use of the surface of lease lands, without further...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Letters to the Editor

Expert backs NCA for river

In a 14-page legal review, a prominent Colorado water attorney concludes that a proposed national conservation area on the Lower Dolores River is a good way to protect local water rights against...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Legislature restarts rain-barrel discussion

DENVER - A debate about allowing residents to collect precipitation in barrels may rain down on the Colorado Legislature again next year. A legislative committee Tuesday approved drafting a bill...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

New trail will close for winter

The new McPhee Overlook trail that will connect Dolores with House Creek will be closed during winter months to accommodate wildlife needs. The closure is from Dec. 1 to April 15 between Dolores...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured hiker survives 3 nights in forest

Local hiker Ron Nurnberg survived three nights in the local mountains with a serious concussion."I wouldn't have made it another day due to dehydration, my injuries, and hypothermia," he told the...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Bears defense stands down for ailing opponent

The biggest offensive play for the Monument Valley Cougars in their 62-6 loss to Dolores last Friday came from an unlikely source.His name is Avery Black. The Monument Valley senior Avery Black is...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - 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: Sept. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Dining among the dwellings

I ate rattlesnake at Mesa Verde. It sounds like a pitch for a Halloween horror show, but when I was offered a bite at the Metate Room in Mesa Verde’s Far View Lodge, I was pretty sure I heard the...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Living

Hampson case stalled until fall

The proceedings for post-conviction relief for a man serving a 25-year prison term appear stalled until November, at the earliest. “I’m stuck,” lead prosecutor Jack Roth told the court this week. A...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is wild food calling?

A wet spring and early summer giving rise to acorns and berries could make for fewer bears heading for neighborhood trash cans this fall. So far, that seems to be the trend. “We haven’t had too...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Street sign wording a key to safety

DENVER – Misunderstandings on the road between cyclists and motorists can be deadly. But a simple change in the wording of traffic signs could help clarify how drivers and bicyclists should safely...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Good friends make the world go around

Dear Friends, Nice to visit with you at my "farewell party" on August 30 at the Elks. A special thanks to all who made the fanciful appetizers and Odis for playing great music. Good friends make...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - Letters to the Editor

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