BLM officials urge patience on use of e-bikes on local trails

Because of a recent executive order by the U.S. Interior Department, it is inevitable that electric bikes will be allowed on Bureau of Land Management trails where regular bicycles are authorized....

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

Update: Coal seam fire burns north of Dolores

A coal seam fire has been discovered burning underground 15 miles northeast of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest. Forest Service personnel discovered the fire Oct. 9. It is burning along a...

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

Dolores Town Board hears new ideas

The Dolores Town Board reviewed updates on the new playground plan, town infrastructure, and heard proposals for a new dog park and food-processing trailer. The Town Board previously voted to spend...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mike Preston looks back at years as McPhee Reservoir manager

As the general manager for the Dolores Water Conservancy District, Mike Preston rode the highs and lows of water supplies on the Dolores River and McPhee Reservoir, Colorado’s second-largest lake....

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Superintendent serving as Dolores interim principal

The Dolores school board has appointed Superintendent Lis Richard as interim secondary principal to serve out the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The appointment comes after former Principal...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Revamped Dolores mill starting up

Iron Wood Group LLC is gearing up to produce veneer for the plywood industry at a refurbished mill southwest of Dolores. CEO Jeff Bunnell was granted a high-impact permit for the business by...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife to give away kokanee salmon in Dolores

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give away kokanee salmon at Joe Rowell Park in Dolores at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Anyone wanting fish must present a valid 2019 Colorado fishing license. The number of...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

EsoTerra looks to boost an apple renaissance

Jared Scott and Elizabeth Philbrick have joined a regional effort to restore a vibrant economy in Southwest Colorado revolving around the apple. EsoTerra, their startup company that will produce...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Harvest Festival attracts crowd

Hundreds of people attended the Dolores Harvest Festival Saturday. The expanded all-day event organized by the Dolores Chamber of Commerce featured fresh produce, competition events, a car show,...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir has strong carryover supply

McPhee Reservoir has strong carryover supply going into the 2020 irrigation season, and even a below-average winter snowfall will refill it, officials say. This winter’s above-average snowpack...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board candidates square off

The Dolores school board has a full election race coming up, with six candidates vying for three seats. The candidates gathered Wednesday night at the Dolores Community Center for a well-attended...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews respond to Lost Canyon wildfire south of Dolores

Local fire agencies are battling a 2-acre wildfire south of Dolores and east of County Road 30. About 25 firefighters are working to contain the Lost Canyon Fire, said Dolores Fire Chief Mike Zion....

DATE: Oct. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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