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McPhee Reservior levels look promising for boating release

The drought is over, and the 2017 water season is looking good for the region. “We’re in good shape to fill the reservoir. We’ve got enough snow on the ground,” Dolores Water Conservancy District...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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Cortez man who died in crash with snowplow identified

A 50-year-old man from Cortez has been identified as the driver who died Sunday after his vehicle collided with a Colorado Department of Transportation snowplow near Dolores. Colorado State Patrol...

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

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Climate study shows trouble for upper Dolores River basin

Fish habitat in the upper Dolores River basin is at risk from overall warmer weather and longer, more intense droughts, according to a long-term climate study recently released by Trout Unlimited....

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

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Home explosion kills Rico resident

A home explosion Monday in Rico killed a resident inside, according to fire officials. The explosion occurred about 4:30 p.m. on 340 N. Piedmont St., at the north end of town, said Dolores Fire ...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Galloping Goose gearing up for winter trips

For the first time in more than 60 years, the Galloping Goose No. 5 will make a winter-time excursion. Managers of the restored rail bus are working with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

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

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Above average snowpack bodes well for McPhee Reservoir, farmers, boaters

Above-average snowpack in the Dolores Basin bodes well for McPhee Reservoir, farmers and recreational boaters on the Lower Dolores River. Snotels in the basin show snowpack at 136 percent of the...

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

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Feds pull drilling from Lone Mesa State Park

The Tres Rios Bureau of Land Management office has elected to defer portions of proposed oil and gas leases that are within Lone Mesa State Park north of Dolores. About 1,000 acres from three...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Longtime Dolores doctor retires amid state inquiry

A longtime Dolores doctor has closed his office and retired amid a review by the Colorado Medical Board that alleged improper prescription of painkillers, including morphine and methadone,...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Volunteer help wanted at Dolores public lands office

The Dolores public lands office is currently looking for volunteers who have interest in National Forest and Bureau of Land Management public lands in the Dolores area to provide front-desk...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores expands plans for the holidays

Dolores is expanding its Christmas activities this year. On Saturday, the Dolores Community Center will hold its 25th annual gift bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizer Ruby Gonzales said this...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County agrees to adopt historic Bedrock bridge

Durango has the notorious Bridge to Nowhere. Montezuma County may soon have a historic bridge to somewhere else. The Colorado Department of Transportation has offered to donate to the county a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Luminarias lighted Dec. 8 at the Anasazi Heritage Center

Mesa Verde Country will host a Luminaria Night celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Anasazi Heritage Center, 27501 County Road 184 in Dolores. The traditional open house event was canceled at...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News