New Mexico man tapped to lead Dolores as town manager

An energetic New Mexico man with enthusiasm for small towns and a background in municipal government is slated to become Dolores’ next interim town manager. Following a public interview by the...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traditional Mexican taqueria opens in Dolores

Authentic and affordable Mexican food is the trademark for Nanny’s Taqueria, a new restaurant in Dolores on 11th Street. Business partners Humberto Arrendondo and Guillermo Garcia have been cooking...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir supply drops to a historic low

Inflow into McPhee Reservoir from the Dolores River has dropped to a historic low, falling below the 2002 levels that were the previous driest year since the reservoir was built. As a result,...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board meets to discuss budget, teacher salaries

The Dolores school board, meeting Wednesday in a special workshop to discuss the preliminary 2018-2019 budget, focused on opportunities for savings and teachers’ salaries. “The majority of your...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

May inspections: Tequila's, Lakeside Lanes, Ponderosa ...

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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