Avalanche victim near Rico saved by companions

In December, an avalanche east of Rico buried a snowmobiler who was saved by his companions, according to a recently released report by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. On Dec. 16, two...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At least 10 avalanches hit Telluride area

A large avalanche was caught on camera as it roared down Ajax Peak near Telluride about noon on Jan. 24. The slide released on the southeastern flank of the peak then crossed and covered Bridal...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New York folk band headed for Dolores

The Sea The Sea, an indie folk band from New York, will play the Dolores River Brewery on Feb. 10. Their 2014 debut release, “Love We Are We Love” received praise from National Public Radio and...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores water, sewer plants in good shape, report says

The Dolores water and sewer systems are older but in good standing, according to a recent analysis by engineering firm SGM. Areas that need improvement were identified, and savings are needed to...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal public land offices reopen in Dolores

On Monday, the Dolores Public Lands Office and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Visitor Center and Museum have reopened. Since Dec. 22, when the partial federal shutdown began, about 50...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

River permit party features hit country band

The Dolores River Boating Advocates will have their annual river permit party on Jan. 25 from 6-10 p.m. at the Dolores Community Center. The event features films, food, drinks, a silent auction...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eclectic local author to speak in Dolores

On Jan. 26, Cortez writer Curt Melliger will read from and talk about his new book, “Heaven Here on Earth,” published this year by Ozark Mountain Publishing. The presentation begins at 1 p.m. at...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores hires new staff, considers hunting ban

The Dolores Town Board introduced new part-time staff members, addressed snow removal rules and procedures and considered a proposed no-hunting ordinance during its monthly January meeting. Thia...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board finalizes salary range for superintendent

The Dolores school board decided on a salary range and benefits package for the new superintendent as it moves forward in its search process. After deliberating, the District RE-4A Board of...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowslide hits Colorado 145 near Trout Lake amid ‘high’ avalanche warning’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends group for Canyons monument offers events

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance is continuing its efforts to support Canyons of the Ancients National Monument despite the federal government shutdown. The Alliance is hosting two events in...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow biking conditions are ‘epic’ this year

Good snowpack and cold temperatures this winter have set up ideal conditions for fat-tire snow biking in the Boggy Draw area. But none of it would be possible without the dedicated volunteer...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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