Dolores

San Juan National Forest lifts most closures near Burro Fire

A fire area closure around the Burro Fire has been lifted. The Burro Fire started on June 8 and burned 4,792 acres. It is 95 percent contained, but is still smoking in some areas, including...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores yoga and wellness festival is Aug. 25

A new wellness and yoga festival will be held in downtown Dolores Aug. 25. The Wild Roots Yoga & Wellness Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 411 Central Ave. An opening ceremony will take...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school district seeks bids for new bus garage

A plan for a bus garage for Dolores schools will be put out for rebid, board members decided at their meeting last week. Previous bids came in higher than what was budgeted for the project, said...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante Days brings Dolores together as fire burns above town

A festive parade kicked off Escalante Days in Dolores on Saturday, and was followed up by rowdy chain saw and arm-wrestling contests cheered on by an energetic crowd. A refreshing rainstorm the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire 93 percent contained

The Plateau Fire burning 6 miles north of Dolores grew to 16,300 acres over the weekend but is 93 percent contained, fire officials said Sunday during a community meeting. A gap in containment on...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

The fair is over, but animals returned to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds last week as evacuees of the threatening Plateau Fire north of Dolores. About 45 alpacas, 25 goats, some chickens and a...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire hits 16,300 acres; pre-evacuation lifted

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday lifted the pre-evacuation notice for the Plateau Fire, which has burned 16,300 acres north of Dolores since July 22. Containment reached 93 percent...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire forces Escalante bike race to new location

The Escalante Bike Race scheduled for Saturday has moved to a new location because of forest closures from the Plateau Fire. The races will be held at the Sage Hen area 6 miles west of Dolores...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Plateau Fire hits 13,084 acres; crews extend fire lines

The Plateau Fire north of Dolores expanded aggressively this week, jumping control lines, expanding forest closures and triggering voluntary pre-evacuation orders for residents on the mesa north of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grazing on the Glade adjusted

The San Juan National Forest plans to adjust grazing management for cattle ranchers in the Glade area north of Dolores for long-term range health, according to a recently released draft record of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pre-evacuation notices issued north of Dolores

A pre-evacuation notice has been issued for residents north of Dolores as the Plateau Fire, burning 5 miles to the north on the San Juan National Forest, continues to grow. The notice affects all...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trade magazine highlights Dolores engravers Jerry and Marcie Ryan

Ryans’ Custom Products, a personalization retailer in Dolores, is featured in the July issue of Insights, a national trade magazine. Jerry and Marcie Ryan have been creating custom award trophies...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News