Dolores County

Planning underway for Dolores school campus renovations

Dolores School District Re-4 plans to revamp its campus and is working to finalize a master plan to help secure state funding. Architecture firm Humphries Poli Architects has been awarded a...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tubers rescued again on Dolores River

Dolores County Search and Rescue again responded to unprepared tubers in distress on the Dolores River in Ponderosa Gorge. On July 18, three nonresident adults in their 50s set out from Bradfield...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Doe Canyon Fire grows to 90 acres in Southwest Colorado

The Doe Canyon Fire southeast of Dove Creek grew this weekend, but at low intensity. By Monday, the fire had scorched 90 acres in the San Juan National Forest east of the Lower Dolores River...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six inner-tubers rescued on Dolores River

Six Dolores County youths reported missing on the Lower Dolores River were found Sunday morning by a Flight for Life helicopter, according to the Dove Creek Press . The group attempted to float the...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defendant in high-speed chase is found incompetent in Cortez

A Mancos man who allegedly ran down several officers during a high speed chase in March, seriously injuring two of them, has been found incompetent to proceed in court procedures against him. Casey...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman, daughter face trial in dispute with Dolores County Fire

CORTEZ – A verdict is expected this week in the trial of a Mancos woman and her daughter, who have been accused of illegally excavating land belonging to the Dolores County Fire Protection District...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Avalanche victim near Rico saved by companions

In December, an avalanche east of Rico buried a snowmobiler who was saved by his companions, according to a recently released report by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. On Dec. 16, two...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | 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

Road to monument ruins closed because it crosses private land

A road to popular ruins on two local national monuments has been closed while officials seek an alternative access point that avoids private property. It was discovered in July that Bureau of Land...

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

Dolores County elects new public officials

In Dolores County, local races were contested for sheriff, clerk and recorder, and coroner. Unaffiliated Don Wilson won a close race for sheriff, earning 636 votes (55 percent) compared with...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to begin draining the lake in order to make repairs, officials report. As a...

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

Bait trapping proposed to control Spring Creek wild horses

The Bureau of Land Management is considering bait trapping to manage the Spring Creek Basin wild horse herd between Dove Creek and Norwood. BLM’s Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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