Fire agencies increase response to small fire north of Pagosa

While fire crews work to contain three wildfires in Southwest Colorado, one small fire, north of Pagosa Springs, has grown more complex. The Sand Creek Fire, in a remote area on the Pagosa Ranger...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire crews reach 90% containment on Loading Pen Fire near Dolores

The Loading Pen Fire near Stoner in the Dolores River Valley remained at 42 acres Friday and was 90% contained, fire officials said, and more than half the firefighters who have been working on it...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters suppressing Loading Pen Fire near Dolores

Fifty firefighters with air support are fighting the Loading Pen Fire located 17 miles northeast of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest, and additional crews have been ordered. A local Type 3...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners consider changes in land use code

Montezuma County wants to review long-standing building restrictions in the Dolores River Valley established to control density and protect the local water source. The commissioners approved two...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose cancels trips, limits museum operations in Dolores

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the historic Galloping Goose No. 5 railroad car based in Dolores. All excursions have been canceled for 2020, said Joe Becker, president of the Galloping Goose...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

June storm brings snow to San Juan Mountains

A rare June storm blanketed several inches of snow across Southwest Colorado, with both Silverton and Telluride reporting about a half-foot of snow accumulation. Mike Charnick, a meteorologist with...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores vigil draws crowd to honor George Floyd

Over 100 people turned out to Joe Rowell Park in Dolores Saturday evening for a peaceful vigil honoring George Floyd and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the nation. The...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction begins on Dolores playground

A new playground at Joe Rowell Park will be built June 5-15, but the initial phase will not be a community build with volunteers as planned. State restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

House Creek boat ramp opens at McPhee Reservoir near Dolores

By Jim Mimiaga Journal Staff Writer The House Creek boat ramp at McPhee Reservoir will open Friday, and the recently renovated House Creek campground is expected to open June 1. The boat ramp will...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Maddy Mahaffey receives scholarship from Colorado College

The Journal Maddy Mahaffey of Dolores recently received the Crown-Goodman Presidential Scholarship from Colorado College at its annual Honors Convocation, held virtually May 14. The traditional...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local woodworker donates COVID-19 signs to Navajo Nation

Stepping up to help in a time of crisis was something woodworker Nicholas Beneli was thinking about when he saw the coronavirus hit the Navajo Nation so hard. Beneli, who is Navajo, owns Summit...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County chambers offer help on reopening

The Montezuma County Tri-Chambers of Commerce have released a “Back to Business Toolkit” to help businesses adjust to state restrictions, and be prepared for reopening. The toolkit helps explain...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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