Emergency planning

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

100 Club plans fundraiser for families of first responders

The 100 Club of Montezuma County is holding a barn dance to raise funds for the families of first responders who die in the line of duty.The 21-and-up event will take place at the Montezuma County...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health department will hold emergency exercise

What if there were an outbreak of a deadly, highly contagious disease in Montezuma County? Getting life-saving treatment would be the first priority. So to test the logistics of distributing...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency centers file complaint after 911 outages

Emergency communications centers from across the state have filed an official complaint after 911 outages in June and July. It was filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission by 12 mostly...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County elects new commissioners

Dolores County elected two new commissioners, opted out of SB152, retained the county judge, and passed an ambulance district mill levy.Republican Steve Garchar won the District 2 commissioner...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislature places 911 system under the microscope

DENVER – In the wake of 911 outages in Southwest Colorado and throughout the state, lawmakers are looking at the future of the system and how to regulate it. A legislative committee is examining...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outage reveals flaw in SW Colorado's fiber-optic system

Widespread phone and internet outages last Friday in Southwest Colorado demonstrated a weakness in regional fiber-optic connectivity, especially for 911 dispatch centers.Dispatch centers in...

DATE: June 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Preparation is key so winter travel doesn’t leave you stranded

A blustery, white Southwest Colorado winter can impose Darwin’s evolutionary theory of “survival of the fittest” on the unprepared. “One of the biggest things to remember is that the conditions in...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

K9 Search and Rescue celebrates 30 years

For 30 years, the K9 Search and Rescue Team in Dolores has been helping find the lost, injured and deceased victims in the backcountry using a dog’s strong sense of smell. The all-volunteer...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

K9 Search and Rescue celebrates 30 years

For 30 years, the K9 Search and Rescue Team in Dolores has been helping find the lost, injured and deceased victims in the backcountry using a dog's strong sense of smell. The all-volunteer...

DATE: July 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

The week to hug EMS workers

In its 40th year, National Emergency Services Week, May 18 through May 24, honors hundreds of thousands of emergency medical service practitioners who provide the first response and often...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News