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Dolores Outfitters focus on outdoor fun, adventure

Dolores Outfitters is bringing outdoor adventure back to town. The refurbished store and gas station at 341 Railroad Ave. specializes in camping, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing and boating gear,...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM asks residents in La Plata, Montezuma counties about access to land, trails

The public has been weighing in on where it would like to see additional parking lots and trails in the Tres Rios District of the Bureau of Land Management. During community meetings in Cortez and...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Popular coffee shop reopens in Dolores

Loop’s Coffee House and Bistro has opened in Dolores at 795 Railroad Ave. Owner Mark Looper took over the former Pony Expresso building and, along with his girlfriend Misty Henderson, remodeled it...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Body found near McPhee Reservoir is identified

A body discovered Friday in the Sage Hen area has been identified as Erick Hurley, 31, who had been missing since March 2017, reports Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The cause of death was...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kinder Morgan begins paying back taxes

Back taxes owed by energy giant Kinder Morgan have begun flowing into Montezuma County coffers. In December, the company cut a check for $1.38 million to the county owed from 2011, reports assessor...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apple reference books donated to libraries in Cortez, Mancos and Dolores

A fundraising campaign has resulted in local libraries each receiving a newly published set of reference books on apple varieties. The Illustrated History of Apples in the United States and Canada...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Embezzlement, money laundering case rocks tiny Towaoc

Eight people have pleaded guilty to embezzling and money laundering of government money from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Estimates of the amount stolen has...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Affidavit provides details in shooting death of Ignacio man

An arrest affidavit provides details about an alleged slaying that took place on Haycamp Mesa east of Dolores in early January. Kevin Wade Folsom, 39, was arrested on Jan. 3 and later charged with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montrose mill eyes San Juan Forest for timber

Montrose Forest Products has announced it is working on plans to expand its Montrose mill to process ponderosa pine harvested from the San Juan National Forest in Southwest Colorado. The $20...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes united on restoring Bears Ears National Monument during testimony to Congress

During a U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources hearing Tuesday in Washington, D.C., local Native American tribes voiced unanimous opposition to a bill that replaces Bears Ears National Monument...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes blast member’s testimony against Bears Ears

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council has rejected congressional testimony made by a tribal member supporting a bill to replace Bears Ears National Monument with two smaller monuments. Suzette Morris...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pleasant View residents concerned about elk management

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has agreed to meet with Pleasant View landowners regarding wildlife-damaged fence issues and other concerns. The situation came to the forefront after landowner Debbie...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News