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

Thanks for the help with school supplies

Montelores Baptist Church would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Wal-Mart Stores for their generous discount on the school supplies that we purchased there for donation to Pleasant...

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

Report: TABOR prompts higher tax bills for most Coloradans

DENVER - More than 80 percent of Coloradans are paying more in property taxes now than they would have if the Taxpayer Bill of Rights had never passed according to a new study by Colorado State...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Officials: Animas trout OK to eat

DENVER - Trout from the Animas River are safe to eat after water contamination from the Gold King Mine spill, according to an announcement Wednesday by state health officials. Samples of fish...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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