Dolores

Film shares stories of Dolores River rafting in 1970s

Stories of a famous Dolores River rapid and how it got its absurd local nickname – the Chicken Raper – were shared with a packed house of boaters at the Sunflower Theatre in Cortez last week. The...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite falling enrollment, early education in Dolores excels

Enrollment and revenue at Dolores public schools have each fallen over 10 percent since 2015, but students have shown notable increases in testing performance, particularly in the lower grades....

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Operation Graduation plans for 2019

Operation Graduation — a community program that provides a safe, substance-free celebration for high school seniors on graduation night — is in the planning and fundraising stage. Families and...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores’ Lone Mesa center moving into consolidated office in Mancos

The Lone Mesa Colorado Parks and Wildlife center in Dolores will move into an office to be built at Mancos State Park. The 600-square-foot facility will house administrative offices for Lone Mesa...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kokanee salmon giveaway scheduled for Durango

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give away kokanee salmon at 3 p.m. Nov. 2, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 at the boat ramp at Nighthorse Reservoir, 1795 County Road 210 in Durango. Anyone who wants fish must...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Area reservoirs, at historic lows, rebounding with October rains

Turns out, despite years of devastating drought in Southwest Colorado, it doesn’t take too long for the region’s reservoirs to replenish. In 1977, Southwest Colorado’s third lowest water year in...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Halloween events planned for Montezuma County

There are several options to celebrate Halloween in the area for adults and kids. On Oct. 26 at 6 p.m., there is a costume party at the Elks Lodge for adults 21 and over. There will be prizes for...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debris in McPhee will not be cut free

Although it may be unsightly, the debris on the shore near Doc’s Marina in the McPhee Reservoir will not be removed soon, according to a U.S. Forest Service official. Tires and scrap metal from a...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County mobile health clinic hits the road

Family health benefits for low-income families are now being served up on the road. The Women Infants and Children program of the Montezuma County Health Department has purchased a Ford Transit Van...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores seeks insight from Cortez as it considers pot sales

Dolores residents and officials continued to discuss allowing retail marijuana sales in town during a public workshop Monday. A moratorium on retail pot shops expires Dec. 31, and the Town Board is...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aspen forests northeast of Dolores proposed for logging

The San Juan National Forest is seeking public comment on a proposal to cut down mature aspens in an effort to improve forest diversity and sustainability in the Dolores Ranger District. The...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores third-graders create, manage restaurant

Last week, Dolores elementary school students in third-grade classes taught by Angie Lowe, Meg Neeley and Melody McNeill served locally sourced meals to their parents and other community members,...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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