Dolores

Fairgrounds ‘a petting zoo’ of Plateau Fire evacuees

The fair is over, but animals returned to the Montezuma County Fairgrounds last week as evacuees of the threatening Plateau Fire north of Dolores. About 45 alpacas, 25 goats, some chickens and a...

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

Plateau Fire hits 16,300 acres; pre-evacuation lifted

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday lifted the pre-evacuation notice for the Plateau Fire, which has burned 16,300 acres north of Dolores since July 22. Containment reached 93 percent...

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

Plateau Fire forces Escalante bike race to new location

The Escalante Bike Race scheduled for Saturday has moved to a new location because of forest closures from the Plateau Fire. The races will be held at the Sage Hen area 6 miles west of Dolores...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Plateau Fire hits 13,084 acres; crews extend fire lines

The Plateau Fire north of Dolores expanded aggressively this week, jumping control lines, expanding forest closures and triggering voluntary pre-evacuation orders for residents on the mesa north of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grazing on the Glade adjusted

The San Juan National Forest plans to adjust grazing management for cattle ranchers in the Glade area north of Dolores for long-term range health, according to a recently released draft record of...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pre-evacuation notices issued north of Dolores

A pre-evacuation notice has been issued for residents north of Dolores as the Plateau Fire, burning 5 miles to the north on the San Juan National Forest, continues to grow. The notice affects all...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trade magazine highlights Dolores engravers Jerry and Marcie Ryan

Ryans’ Custom Products, a personalization retailer in Dolores, is featured in the July issue of Insights, a national trade magazine. Jerry and Marcie Ryan have been creating custom award trophies...

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

President Dee Prock resigns from Dolores school board

Dee Prock, president of the Dolores school board, has resigned in the midst of a recall election effort against her. In April, critics targeted Prock and fellow board member Vangi McCoy for a...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners revise, broaden tax plan

The Montezuma Board of County Commissioners is considering asking voters for a 1 percent sales tax in November to offset budget shortfalls from the local oil and gas market and residential tax...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Mountain Quilters Guild’s show is Aug. 24-25

The Dolores Mountain Quilters Guild plans to hold its 2018 biennial quilt show from Aug. 24-25 at the Dolores Community Center. It “promises be an exciting showcase for local quilting artistry,”...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

42nd annual Escalante Days party scheduled for Aug. 10-11

“Where the Wild Still Lives” is the theme of the 42nd annual Escalante Days and Nights festival in Dolores Aug. 10-11. The downtown festival began in 1976 to commemorate the nearby Escalante Ruin,...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kevin Wade Folsom pleads guilty in Haycamp slaying, gets 25 years

Kevin Wade Folsom on Monday pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of James Lloyd Box Jr., who was fatally shot Jan. 2 on Haycamp Mesa east of Dolores. After accepting the plea deal, District...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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