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Wildfire north of McPhee Reservoir contained, Forest Service says

Nearly an inch of rain on Saturday helped contain the Hoppe Fire north of McPhee Reservoir in the Dry Creek Recreation Area, fire officials report. Forest Service Fire Engine Capt. Mike Bryson said...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Anglers host cleanup at fishing ponds

On Oct. 7, the Dolores River Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a fall cleanup day at the Twin Spruce Fishing Ponds north of Dolores. The Dolores River Anglers will be joined by members...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for Southwest Colorado

A red flag warning is in effect in parts of Southwest Colorado from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday because of expected gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels, the National Weather Service said...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT hiring snowplow drivers, maintenance workers

Colorado Department of Transportation is hiring permanent and seasonal full-time and part-time snowplow drivers and road maintenance workers across the state. Most positions starting in November....

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sky Ute Casino team members send donations to Houston

When the team members of Sky Ute Casino Resort saw the news of the flooding and devastation in Houston, they knew something needed to be done. Employees of Sky Ute Casino Resort went into action...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Park service seeks input on fee hikes at Hovenweep, Natural Bridges

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on proposed fee increases at Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. The park service proposes to increase park entrance fees at...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores State Bank donates to Western Excelsior fire victims

Dolores State Bank recently donated $1,500 to the Mancos community in response to the Western Excelsior mill fire. At the beginning of July, the bank gave checks for $500 each to the Mancos Fire...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Love on a Hanger makes finals Boutique Awards

Love on a Hanger of Cortez has been voted into the final round of the 2017 Boutique Awards in Colorado as a contender for Overall Boutique of the Year and Storefront Boutique of the Year. The...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos Brewfest will offer top local bands, food, drink

The third annual Mancos Valley Summer Brewfest will offer an afternoon of local music, beer, wine and food Saturday at Cottonwood Park. Mancos Brewing Co. presents the annual celebration in...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

New Dolores River bridge installed near Bedrock

The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction have installed the new Dolores River Bridge on Colorado Highway 90, according to a CDOT news release. The precast concrete...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County seeks Sand Canyon parking solution

Montezuma County commissioners say they have found evidence that they might own a right of way near the popular Sand Canyon trailhead that could help provide room for additional parking. The...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest officials seek comment on plan for new Boggy Draw trails

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest is seeking public input regarding a proposal for new trail construction within the Boggy Draw Trail system, located about 3.5 miles north...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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