San Juan National Forest proposes new trails near Rico

New nonmotorized and motorized trails are proposed for the Rico area by the San Juan National Forest. The Dolores Ranger District is requesting written public comment on the plan as part of a...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service is hiring summer 2020 and temporary positions

The Journal The San Juan National Forest fire program and Columbine Ranger District are hiring summer 2020 and temporary positions. Temporary positions and cannot exceed six months. The fire...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small wildfire breaks out on Haycamp Mesa

A small wildfire is burning on Haycamp Mesa south of Stoner. A Type 4 fire crew is fighting the blaze, which was started by lightning yesterday, said Dolores District Ranger Derek Padilla. A...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores teacher tells about flight from war-torn Sudan

Dolores teacher Nyibol Bior endured war in Sudan as a child but never gave up – an experience she translates into lessons of perseverance, hard work and compassion. As a child in the 1980s, Bior’s...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM donates radios to Egnar Fire Department

The Bureau of Land Management Southwest Colorado Fire and Aviation Management Unit transferred 10 two-way radios to the Egnar Volunteer Fire Department in San Miguel County to enhance its wildland...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Galloping Goose adds to railroad collection

The Society now has two narrow gauge freight cars from the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad being stored in Dolores. They are a block away from the museum, across from the bank, in a work yard...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores to seek interim manager

The town of Dolores is advertising for an interim manager to replace departing manager Jay Ruybalid, who resigned this month. Mayor Chad Wheelus said the interim manager will be charged with...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect pleads guilty after shooting in Dolores

A man who fired a gun into an occupied vehicle parked on Second Street in Dolores in April was sentenced to prison this month. Dustin Ray Wall pleaded guilty to illegally discharging a firearm and...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez, Dolores students show improvement in state tests

Students in Cortez and Dolores showed overall improvement in standardized testing in the past school year, according to the Colorado Department of Education. Results for the Colorado Measures of...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores again searching for town manager

Dolores Town Manager Jay Ruybalid has resigned after serving for one year. He confirmed on Tuesday that he recently gave three-weeks notice, but declined a Journal request for comment on his...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning underway for Dolores school campus renovations

The Dolores School District Re-4 plans to revamp their campus, and are working to finalize a Master Plan to help secure state funding. Architecture firm Humphries Poli Architects has been awarded a...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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