Firefighter city emerges in the Rockies to battle the Burro Fire

In a meadow northeast of Transfer Campground, a firefighter city has emerged as a strategic base to battle the 3,700-acre Burro Fire in nearby Bear Creek Canyon. About 6 a.m. Monday, more than 100...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores library reaches midpoint of summer concert and film series

As part of its 2018 Summer Reading Program, the Dolores Public Library will host an outdoor concert and film series, “Summer on the River,” featuring a lineup of local performers. The hourlong...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores hosts reggae band with a Native American message

Tha Yoties, a four-man reggae rock band with Native American influences, will perform at the Dolores River Brewery on June 23 from 6 to 11 p.m. Singer and guitar player Ed Kabotie is a member of...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board discusses budget and hiring process

The Dolores School District Re-4 board on Thursday discussed the district’s hiring techniques and proposed deficit budget. The discussion began after board treasurer Casey McClellan moved all...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Bulldozers finish Burro Fire lines; crews prepare for next steps

Crews battling the Burro Fire on Saturday received help from a light rain, and finished bulldozing about 4 miles of containment lines in the key northwestern and southwestern sectors of the fire....

DATE: June 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire continues to grow; storm could bring lightning, a little rain

More than 200 firefighters are battling the Burro Fire south of Rico, which is in its seventh day and has burned 3,400 acres in and around the Bear Creek drainage. Because of the heavily timbered,...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board, interview committee picks interim superintendent

The Dolores school board and interview committee have chosen Phil Kasper as the interim superintendent. School board President Dee Prock told The Journal in a phone interview on Wednesday that...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire meeting will be at Dolores Community Center June 14

There will be a community meeting on the Burro Fire and San Juan National Forest Stage 3 closure on June 14 at the Dolores Community Center at 6 p.m. The meeting is being held in conjunction with...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Brewery hosts acclaimed singer

Upon releasing her 2014 album, Ease My Mind (Kingswood Records), singer-songwriter Michaela Anne garnered considerable acclaim for her introspective songwriting. The New York Times praised the...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores getting back on track

The Dolores Town Board is righting the ship after recent resignations by their town attorney and town manager. On Monday, they voted to appoint Jon Kelly as their new attorney. Kelly has a law...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews struggle to contain Burro Fire; CPW closes some areas

The Burro Fire in the Bear Creek drainage of the Dolores Valley continued to grow on Tuesday, but is not threatening any structure. Also on Tuesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced that some...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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