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

Greater Dolores Action cancels Dolores River Festival

Greater Dolores Action has announced that the 17th annual Dolores River Festival on June 6 has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event usually draws about 1,500 people to hear...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores and Cortez chambers form business task force

The Dolores Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has teamed up with the Mancos and Cortez chambers to form the Montezuma Business Task Force. The effort is to support local businesses during the...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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