Dolores

Dolores Fire gets good rating for insurance

The volunteer-run Dolores Fire Protection District is helping to protect locals against fire, but also with their insurance rates. The district received good marks based on operation and equipment...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local bank leader retires after 41 years

President of Dolores State Bank Ed Merritt is retiring after 41 years. Merritt grew up in Dolores and went on to be one of the financial leaders of the community. Under his leadership, Dolores...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir closing boat ramps for winter

McPhee and House Creek boat ramps on McPhee Reservoir will close for the season on Tuesday, Oct. 31, and will reopen on May 1. Due to low visitation during winter months, Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild burros raft Grand Canyon rapids

If you were in the Grand Canyon in 1980-81, you might have seen a strange sight: wild burros being lifted out by helicopter or floating by on rafts. Mark Applequist, of Cortez, was part of the...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nature Center at Butler Corner takes shape

The Nature Center at Butler Corner north of Dolores is constructing a visitors center and is planning a grand opening for this spring. The $75,000 center will feature classroom space as well as...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What are the opportunities for Dolores Schools?

Seven candidates are running for two open seats on the Dolores School Board. They are Sandra Corbitt, Rebecca Frasier, Lisa Holz, Casey McClellan, Kay Phelps, Eugene Reininger III, and Jerry...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores board names three to playground committee

The Dolores Town Board appointed members to a newly formed advisory committee to help assess park issues, including the fate of the recently closed playground at Joe Rowell Park. The three town...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores volleyball team undefeated in league, wins title

Over the course of 19 regular season games, the Dolores High School girls volleyball team asserted itself as the best team in the San Juan Basin League and one of the top teams in the state. The...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

A Sweet Taste of Dolores is a sweet success

A special thanks to all our business owners, community groups/organizations, and community members who came together to meet-and-greet, and taste some sweets on Saturday, Sept. 16. All in...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

Fishing the easy way

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials gave away about 1,500 kokanee salmon at Joe Rowell Park on Thursday, and plan another giveaway on Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Oct. 26. To be eligible for the giveaway,...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores students gain skills in restaurant business

Dolores third-graders served up Mexican, Italian and Indian food during a restaurant project held at the Dolores River Campground on Oct. 11-12. At the campground’s lodge, students bustled about...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores candidates talk about decision-making

Seven candidates are running for two open seats on the Dolores School Board. They are Sandra Corbitt, Rebecca Frasier, Lisa Holz, Casey McClellan, Kay Phelps, Eugene Reininger III, and Jerry...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News