The man who swam 9.5 miles of McPhee Reservoir

When endurance athlete Adam Lederer sought out a new long-distance challenge last year, he decided to swim the 9.5-mile length of McPhee Reservoir. And he did it at night, in rough water. “I was...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores focuses on water, pot and new trail

Dolores is planning a major upgrade to its water system and is contemplating a new trail in town in cooperation with the local bike club. Monday, the Dolores Board of Trustees will vote on final...

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

New bakery in Dolores aids women in need

A nonprofit bakery with a larger mission to help women in need has launched in Dolores. Three Chicks Bakery and Deli was started by Alana Connelly and Layce Cates to provide support, employment and...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County, BLM explore option to access public land near Cortez

Montezuma County officials are again hopeful they have found a public area to access Bureau of Land Management land south of Summit Lake. The 2,000-acre area is landlocked by private lands, and the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores debates where to put marijuana facilities

Dolores’ pending pot regulations have created a type of gold rush, except it’s marijuana green. In April, voters approved marijuana retail shops, commercial cultivation, testing and manufacturing....

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores schools finalize plan for reopening in-person classes

The Dolores School District finalized its reopening plan Tuesday evening after receiving approval from the school board. The plan includes in-person and online learning options for students for the...

DATE: July 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoonal rain provides float time on Dolores River

Heavy monsoon rains have temporarily revived the boating season on the Dolores River, and improved conditions on McPhee Reservoir. The Dolores River upstream of Dolores surged to 700 cubic feet per...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Changes suggested for Montezuma County land use code

The Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners is considering changes to the land use code that would loosen regulations for residential development. A public hearing is scheduled for Aug. 18...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Chamber of Commerce announces community-wide yard sale and farmers market

The Journal The Dolores Chamber of Commerce as announced a community-wide yard sale and farmers market set to take the place of Escalante Days on Aug. 8, with businesses, residents, growers and...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire burning in Bear Creek area northeast of Dolores

A small fire is burning between Dolores and Rico, just south of Colorado Highway 145 on San Juan National Forest property. Dubbed the Bear Creek 2 Fire, the blaze was first reported about 8 a.m....

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

The River Bar and Grill agrees to revamp operations, gets new license

The Dolores Town Board voted unanimously to renew the liquor license for The River Bar and Grill after the general manager agreed to revamp operations to prevent liquor violations. The restaurant...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rebuilt Dolores playground and fun center opens

“If you build it, they will come,” definitely holds true for the new Dolores playground. After a two-year fundraising and rebuilding process, children again are playing on a castle-style fun center...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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