Dolores passes 2019 budget of $1.28 million

The Dolores Town Board passed the 2019 budget Monday. The budget is based on an estimated annual income of $908,810 derived from property taxes, sales taxes and utility fees. Total expenses to...

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

Galloping Goose appreciates assistance from Weminuche

The Galloping Goose Historical Society (GGHS) of Dolores extends a heartfelt “Thank You” to Weeminuche Construction Authority of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe for providing transportation for Rio...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Rico is awarded two transportation grants

Rico was recently awarded two transportation grants. The town was awarded a $10,000 Charge Ahead Colorado grant from the Colorado Energy Office for an electric-vehicle station. The station will be...

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

Dolores continues pot ban for one year

The Dolores Board of Trustees has extended a ban on retail marijuana sales set to expire this month to give them more time to study the issue. In a 6-1 vote Monday, trustees agreed to continue the...

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

November restaurant reports are in

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases,...

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

Dolores, Towaoc residents face heightened risk of wildfire

An updated wildfire risk map released by the Colorado State Forest Service shows the foothill towns of Dolores, Towaoc and Durango have a “higher” potential to be impacted by a wildfire. The...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico studies central sewer for commercial district

Rico is exploring options to build a central sewer project and upgrade its water system. The town’s domestic water treatment system is outdated, and it does not have a central sewer system....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s hot in Dolores this holiday season

Dolores holiday shopping and events are going strong this season. Craft bazaars and local sales went well last weekend. Here is what’s coming: Dec. 7-9: Friends of Dolores Library Holiday Gift...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter road and trail closures begin

The Dolores Ranger District temporarily closed the following San Juan National Forest roads to motorized traffic for wildlife-protection purposes effective on Dec. 1: Forest Road 504: Dolores River...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife offers reward in elk poaching case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to seek information about two bull elk killed illegally northeast of Norwood in the Uncompahgre National Forest in early November. Now a reward of $1,250 is...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter storm hits Montezuma County, San Juan Mountains

A winter storm hit Southwest Colorado about midnight Thursday and dumped about 2.5 inches of snow in Cortez by sunrise, the National Weather Service said. The weather service reported that by 7...

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

Price increase proposed for monument museum

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument will host two public meetings to discuss proposed fee increases for the monument’s visitor center and museum west of Dolores. The meetings will take place...

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

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