Dolores

Bulldozers finish Burro Fire lines; crews prepare for next steps

Crews battling the Burro Fire on Saturday received help from a light rain, and finished bulldozing about 4 miles of containment lines in the key northwestern and southwestern sectors of the fire....

DATE: June 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores hires attorney, seeks town manager

The Dolores Town Board is righting the ship after recent resignations by the town attorney and town manager. On Monday, board members voted to appoint Jon Kelly as their new attorney. Kelly has a...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board discusses budget and hiring process

The Dolores School District Re-4 board on Thursday discussed the district’s hiring techniques and proposed deficit budget. The discussion began after board treasurer Casey McClellan moved all...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows to 3,400 acres; rainfall expected

More than 170 firefighters were battling the Burro Fire on Thursday south of Rico, which was in its seventh day and had burned 3,400 acres in and around the Bear Creek drainage. Because of the...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews struggle to contain Burro Fire; CPW closes some areas

The Burro Fire in the Bear Creek drainage of the Dolores Valley continued to grow on Tuesday, but is not threatening any structure. Also on Tuesday, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced that some...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows to 1,400 acres; forest closing to recreation

The Burro Fire northeast of Dolores started in the Bear Creek drainage on Friday and has rapidly grown to 1,400 acres. The main fire is burning in steep spruce-fir timber 5 miles up the Bear Creek...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petitions to recall 2 Dolores School Board members resubmitted

Petitions to recall Dolores School District Re-4A Board President Dee Prock and board member Vangi McCoy were resubmitted on Thursday, the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office reported....

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores town manager suddenly resigns

Interim Dolores Town Manager David Stahl Sr. abruptly resigned this week after alleging that town board members violated Colorado’s Sunshine Law while preparing for an interview process for town...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Increased logging raises risk to drivers on Lone Dome Road

The San Juan National Forest encourages drivers to use caution this summer on Forest Road 504, known as the Lone Dome Road, because of increased logging truck activity. The road is accessed from...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores High School graduates look to kinder future

It was standing room only at the Dolores High School gym where 39 students received their diplomas on Saturday morning. The crowded graduation ceremony came at the end of a year marked by...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board votes to raise teacher salaries

The Dolores School District Re-4A Board of Education voted to raise district teachers’ salaries for the 2018-2019 school year during a special meeting on May 24. Many of the district’s teachers,...

DATE: May 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nature Center at Butler Corner in Dolores prepares for grand opening

Kathie Butler, owner of the Nature Center at Butler Corner, plans to open a visitors center and weaving shop in Dolores to make her property more guest-friendly. Butler has operated the Nature...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News