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

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. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Community Calendar

Panel revives rain-barrel debate

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. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expert supports local fix for river

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

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect delays on Colo. 145

Expect delays on Colorado 145 into November as crews improve the intersection at County Road P. Upgrades include left-turn lanes for traffic onto east and westbound County Road P. A southbound...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores honors nearly blind player with a touchdown

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 is playing...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Prime time for fall colors still a week or two away

Fall leaf peepers in Southwest Colorado have another week or so until prime viewing, experts say. According to the most recent Fall Leaves Report from the San Juan National Forest, Silverton is the...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court briefs

Sex offender’s term reduced to 3 years Appearing in custody, David Adcock, 45, of Cortez, recently had an illegal four-year community corrections sentence reduced to three years. Before the...

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

Dolores volleyball improves to 3-1

The Dolores volleyball team improved its record to 3-1 after a win at Dove Creek last Thursday. The Bears dispatched the Bulldogs 25-19 in the first game, and freshman Aryelle Wright put the stamp...

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

Harriers compete in Sunset Classic

Dolores cross-country teams found themselves running at night last Friday at the Southwest Sunset Classic in Durango. While the middle school race took place first with the sun still up, varsity...

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

Bears maul Cougars

The onslaught began at 7:02 p.m. The referees waited for the sun to dip below the rocks on the west side of the stadium and shade the field before they whistled for the kickoff between the Dolores...

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

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