Snowslide hits Colorado Highway 145 near Trout Lake; avalanche threat ‘high’

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting avalanche mitigation today on Colorado Highway 145 from north of Rico to Ophir. The highway could have intermittent closures of 30 minutes or...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dolores Schools superintendent search on tap for special meeting

The search for a new Dolores School District superintendent is underway, with a special board meeting set for tonight that aims to engage community members, school board trustees and staff in the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado 145 reopens between Dolores and Telluride

Colorado Highway 145 reopened about 11 a.m. between Dolores and Telluride after a work crew recovered a crashed vehicle near County Road 38 at the West Fork of the Dolores River. The highway was...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores man arrested in Farmington in child solicitation case

Detectives with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico arrested a Dolores man for allegedly attempting to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex at a park in Farmington on Dec. 17. Jeremy Lee,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm blankets Montezuma County with heavy, wet snow

A Christmas storm dumped 3.2 inches of snow in Cortez and about 6 inches in Dolores overnight Tuesday. For Cortez, the heavy, wet snow had a snow-water equivalent of about 5-to-1, said Jim Andrus,...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of the Ancients manager set to retire

A mix of excitement and pride emanates from Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Manager Marietta Wetherill Eaton as she prepares to retire in January after a four-decade career working in...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores School board gets good news, bad news

The Dolores Re-4a School District has received two awards from the Colorado Department of Education for student performance on state tests. Superintendent Phil Kasper announced that Dolores High...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rico is awarded two transportation grants

Rico was recently awarded two transportation grants. The town was awarded a $10,000 Charge Ahead Colorado grant from the state energy office for an electric vehicle station. The station will be...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores, Towaoc residents face heightened risk of wildfire

An updated wildfire risk map released by the Colorado State Forest Service shows the foothill towns of Dolores, Towaoc and Durango have a “higher” potential to be impacted by a wildfire. The...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Parks and Wildlife offers reward in elk poaching case

Colorado Parks and Wildlife continues to seek information about two bull elk killed illegally northeast of Norwood in the Uncompahgre National Forest in early November. Now, a reward of $1,250 is...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Price increase proposed for monument museum

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument will host two public meetings to discuss proposed fee increases for the monument’s visitor center and museum west of Dolores. The meetings will take place...

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

Dolores residents, businesses get wildfire analysis

How safe is your home or business from being damaged or destroyed by a nearby wildfire? The issue became pertinent this year for Dolores locals when the Plateau Fire came within 6 miles of town. To...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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