Voters approve mill levy increase for Dolores Fire District

Voters approved a mill levy increase for the Dolores Fire Protection District by a large margin in Tuesday’s election. A request to increase the mill levy from 6 mills to 10 mills passed with 569...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Fire Protection District election is today

Today is the mill levy and board election for the Dolores Fire Protection District. Ballots were mailed out to residents within the district, and must be dropped off by 7 p.m., May 5, to the...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores-area trails open for the season

The McPhee Overlook Trail (Forest Service Trail No. 155) opened for the season from the town of Dolores to May Canyon, about a mile from the trail head April 15. The remaining section from May...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pet groomers reopen in Montezuma County

After Colorado lifted restrictions, pet grooming businesses reopened in Montezuma County and are booked with customers needing a trim. At Cortez Animal Bed and Breakfast, owner Kelly Spruell said...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Fire Protection District seeks mill levy increase

The Dolores Fire Protection District is asking voters for a mill levy increase to help replace worn-out equipment. The May 5 mail ballot election requests that the mill levy be raised from 6 mills...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service to begin Lone Pine timber sales east of Cahone

The Journal The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest is gearing up for the Lone Pine Project, intended to increase forest resiliency, reduce the risk of severe wildfires and...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-way radios key to Rico avalanche rescue

A trio of backcountry skiers involved in an avalanche March 31 near Rico were prepared for an emergency, but also made questionable decisions before the slide that injured a man, according to a...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers to get full supply from McPhee Reservoir

McPhee Reservoir is expected to provide a full irrigation supply, but a boating release below the dam is not expected, water officials report. Dolores Basin snowpack was at 96% of average April 9,...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New thrift store fills gap in Dolores

When nonessential businesses are allowed to reopen, the From Our Heart Thrift Store in Dolores, 350 Railroad Ave., will be waiting for buyers. Hours will be Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second round of COVID-19 testing delayed in San Miguel County

San Miguel County has delayed the second round of testing of all county residents for COVID-19 because the lab processing the results is swamped with work from New York. The county entered a...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters approve retail marijuana, reject OHV use in Dolores

In the unofficial results of the April 7 municipal election, Dolores voters approved retail marijuana sales in town and voted against the use of off-road vehicles on town streets. Also, Chad...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coordinated effort rescues injured skier near Rico

A complicated helicopter rescue of a backcountry skier injured in an avalanche March 31 near Rico highlights the importance of staying away from high-risk outdoor activities during the coronavirus...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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