Dolores sees first applicant for marijuana store

The marijuana gold rush anticipated after Dolores voters approved the business has not sparked up as expected. Just one applicant filed by the initial Feb. 5 deadline to start a retail marijuana...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Boulder blasted apart on Colorado 145

A rockfall has slowed traffic on Colorado Highway 145 between Dolores and Rico, east of the small community of Stoner. The boulder landed in the southbound lane at mile marker 27, not far from the...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

What to look for in your gardening mail order

By Gail Vanik With the arrival of COVID-19, many people have turned to online or catalog shopping. Gardeners have been using catalogs and online shopping for a long...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores passes $2 million budget, reports tax revenue increase

The Dolores Town Board approved a $2.04 million budget for 2021 that funds a variety of services and includes a major solar project, infrastructure upgrades and recreation amenities. The budget is...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Nation calendar highlights work of mystery photographer

A mysterious box of century-old photographs depicting Navajo culture and Western pioneers has been brought to life by two old friends from Dolores. A calendar project called “Hogback in Time” was...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Online party hosted by Dolores River Boating Advocates

The popular river permit party and fundraiser for the Dolores River Boating Advocates will move online this year because of the pandemic. The live telethon style event will be held Jan. 27-29 from...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect pleads not guilty in theft of Dolores campground’s iconic Airstream

A Cortez woman charged in the alleged theft of a classic Airstream camper from the Dolores River Campground has pleaded not guilty, according to 22nd Judicial District court proceedings. Elizabeth...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Athletes in Southwest Colorado shine during unusual year

During a year that will be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficulties that it caused, numerous athletes across Montezuma and Dolores counties delivered big-time highlights and...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Dolores-Norwood Road will close for 25 miles during winter

Dolores County has issued a winter closure on a 25-mile section of the Dolores Norwood Road (Forest Road 526) for highway vehicles. Vehicle closure gates are placed at the Cottonwood Road...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aspen Wall Wood fire continues to burn and smoke

The slash fire at the Aspen Wall Wood sawmill yard southeast of Dolores continues to burn and smolder a week after erupting into a firestorm that required two days to contain. The fire that broke...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores water and sewer rates to increase

An increase in monthly water and sewer service rates in Dolores will go into effect in January. The base water rate will increase by $5 to $30.84 per month, up from $25.84. The base sewer rate will...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Fire threatened entire Dolores sawmill, owner says

A fire in massive slash piles behind the Aspen Wall Wood sawmill in Dolores has been 100% contained, but county emergency officials estimated that it could burn for days – and up to a year if it...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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