Journal Staff Report

Prescribed burns to begin at Boggy Draw

The Dolores Ranger District is planning to conduct several prescribed burns starting in mid-August. Burning operations will take place over multiple days when weather and fuel conditions are...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marine from Mancos, Colorado, dies after combat in Iraq

The Marine Forces Special Operations Command on Sunday announced the death of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer, 35, of Mancos. He died after being injured during combat Saturday in Iraq,...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resurfacing work begins west of Mancos Hill on U.S. Highway 160

Chip-seal operations are underway at the eastern edge of Cortez for a project that will bring a fresh surface to U.S. Highway 160 from the eastern edge of town to the top of Mancos Hill. The $2.6...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Boating Advocates to host permit party

The fifth annual Dolores River Boating Advocates permit party will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Dolores Community Center. Kevin Fedarko, author of the bestselling book The Emerald Mile,...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces new purchasing system

Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans to move to a new purchasing system Jan. 1 that will serve as a one-stop shop for all CPW products. During the changeover, customers will not be able to make...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Lowry celebrates 50 years as a historic landmark

A presentation and tours are planned for Saturday, Oct. 7, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Lowry Pueblo’s status as a National Historic Landmark. The free celebration will begin at the...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Navajo code talker to speak in Cortez

World War II veteran and Navajo code talker Sam Sandoval will speak Monday at the Sunflower Theatre, 8 E. Main St., in Cortez. The theater and the Cortez Cultural Center are hosting Sandoval in...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Escalante Days to feature games, music in Dolores

Escalante Days and Nights will be held Friday and Saturday in Dolores. The theme this year is “Where the Wild Still Lives.” The children’s bike parade begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Dolores...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Multiple agencies battle fire at Western Excelsior in Mancos

MANCOS – Multiple agencies battled a large fire Monday at Western Excelsior in Mancos that led to the evacuation of nearby homes because of heavy smoke. Although calmer winds and lower temperatures...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southwest Health warns of possible fraudulent calls

Southwest Health System was notified that community members are receiving calls from a number from Southwest Memorial Hospital, (970) 564-2271, with a recording offering loans and financial...

DATE: July 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sleeping Ute flower rebounds

A reassessment of threats to a rare wildflower found only on Ute Mountain Ute Tribal land in southwestern Colorado has convinced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the species no longer needs...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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