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Landslides close a section of Taylor Mesa Road near Dolores

Recent landslides have forced a stretch of Taylor Mesa Road, about 3.5 miles from its intersection with Highway 145 outside Dolores, to close until work crews are able to clear the blocked area....

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores builder brings Middle-earth Hobbit houses to Southwest Colorado

The creations of natural-materials builder Brett LeCompte of Dolores are featured in the 2017 architecture book, Small Homes: The Right Size by Lloyd Kahn. Several pages display LeCompte’s...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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High flows scour Lower Dolores River channel

The earth drops away, and the twisting, turbulent Animas River suddenly comes into full view as LightHawk pilot Jim Grady guides his 1953 Cessna 180 into the faded blue sky near Durango. But this...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Boat with mussels is stopped at McPhee boat ramp

A pontoon boat carrying the dreaded invasive quagga mussel was intercepted Friday morning at the main boat ramp of McPhee Reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife invasive-species inspectors stopped...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Festive furniture builder named Dolores Citizen of the Year

Every Colorado mountain town has that one character who embraces the adventurous spirit and love of community more than usual. And for Dolores that person is Dan Heeney, who was named Citizen of...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Sheriff asks Dolores board to draft bullying policy

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin is asking the Dolores school district to draft an anti-bullying policy before the next school year. Nowlin attended the board’s meeting on Thursday to ask them...

DATE: April 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores River whitewater release is flowing strong

More than a month of boating conditions are expected on the Lower Dolores River below the dam, McPhee Reservoir managers said in an update on the whitewater schedule. For the next few days, flows...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Canyons of the Ancients National Monument to kick off night-sky program

Stargazing expert Jennifer Frost is on a mission to make sure the public does not miss out on the wonders of the night sky. The new interpretive park ranger for Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Dolores to open infant-toddler center

The Dolores School District will add infants and toddlers to its student body beginning next school year. The preschool was awarded $25,000 in grants from the Buell Foundation and the Colorado...

DATE: April 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Boating season begins early as McPhee Reservoir fills

A boating release on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam will begin earlier than expected, water managers announced Monday. A warm March has started the runoff early into McPhee Reservoir, which is...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Researchers flock to Lower Dolores for ecological studies

An army of biologists and environmentalists is descending on the Lower Dolores River to study the ecological benefits of a rare high-volume release from McPhee Dam. Biologists with Colorado Parks...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Montezuma irrigation company bans boats at Narraguinnep

Narraguinnep Reservoir has been closed to all boating to avoid an invasive mussel contamination, according to lake managers. The permanent boating ban went into effect Tuesday, said Brandon...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News