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

Dove Creek catches fire in 66-20 victory

The Dove Creek offense caught fire on Friday against Sangre de Cristo. But they really knew things were clicking after Ricky Adams’ highlight play in the second quarter. The Bulldogs led 24-14 in...

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

Dove Creek volleyball still looking for first win

The Dove Creek Bulldogs (0-5) were unable to come up with their first win when hosting the Sangre de Cristo Thunderbirds (7-0) on Friday. The Bulldogs played well in stretches, but couldn’t...

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

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. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

New trail will close for winter

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

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Injured hiker survives three nights in forest near Dolores

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. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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