Fishing the Dolores and West Fork Rivers

The Dolores River Anglers has released a guide on public fishing access on the Dolores River and West Fork River. Anglers must be aware of boundaries for private public land to avoid trespassing....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moving from Texas to Big Bend

Editor’s note: The following is based on a Anna Florence Robison interview of Alice Henderson Akin on March 13, 1934. I was born at Millville, Rust County, Texas, Sept. 25, 1855. My early childhood...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

Norwood designated as International Dark Sky Community

The Milky Way galaxy and star constellations shine especially bright in Norwood, and because of the limited light pollution, the town was designated in February as an International Dark Sky...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New events featured at Escalante Days

A street dance party, cross-fit competition, salsa contest, and tug-of-war for charity were added to the Escalante Days and Nights, which will be held Aug. 9-10. The Dolores festival was expanded...

DATE: July 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agriculture research center to host field day

Southwestern Colorado Research Center in Yellow Jacket will be hosting a field day and expo on Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will follow the tours and demonstrations. Learn more about...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante Days plans full slate of music Aug. 10

A big draw for Escalante Days and Nights in Dolores Aug. 10 is the music festival that takes place on the outdoor stages of the downtown Dolores River Brewery. Eight local bands will perform a...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man killed in Hesperus rollover

Logan Willbanks, 24, of Dolores, was killed about 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning after he was ejected from the pickup he was driving after it wandered off the right side of U.S. Highway 160 approaching...

DATE: July 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tubers rescued again on Dolores River

Dolores County Search and Rescue again responded to unprepared tubers in distress on the Dolores River in Ponderosa Gorge. On July 18, three nonresident adults in their 50s set out from Bradfield...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man rescued after fall from El Diente Peak

An experienced mountaineer required a helicopter rescue off El Diente Peak July 10 after falling 600 feet and suffering injuries, reports Dolores County Search and Rescue. The man, whose name was...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores looks to the long term when planning new playground

The town of Dolores is considering how to pay for a new playground at Joe Rowell Park to replace worn-out equipment removed in 2018. Options include combining grants and money from town reserves or...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anglers put in fishing line disposal sites outside Dolores

An angler concerned about discarded fishing line at Twin Spruce Ponds on Colorado Highway 145 was the force behind a new disposal site to clean up the area. During a cleanup day with the Dolores...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

51 days on Dolores River a boon to boaters, biologists

For 51 days this spring and summer, water managers opened the spigots on McPhee Reservoir, sending millions of gallons of water down the Dolores River – a boon to fish, farmers and boaters. During...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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