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

Dolores graduation shifts course

Dolores seniors are set to graduate Thursday night, but with a twist to the original COVID-adjusted plans. The Dolores School District Re-4A had decided to hold a Drive-In Graduation followed by a...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

CPW approves grants for motorized trails

At its virtual meeting May 6, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved the 2020-2021 OHV Trail Grant funding award recommendations for $4.273 million to fund 60 trail...

DATE: May 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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