Local schools getting millions in aid; here’s how they’ll spend it

School districts across Southwest Colorado are set to receive hefty chunks of federal dollars in the latest round of coronavirus relief aid, leaving administrators with big decisions about how to...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prescribed fires in Dolores, Pagosa planned to begin next week

San Juan National Forest’s Dolores and Pagosa ranger districts will conduct prescribed fires beginning next week. Burning operations will take place over several days when weather and fuel...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores creates new summer festival

Dolores has a new festival this summer, and your pooch is invited. The inaugural SummerFest will take place July 17 at Joe Rowell Park and features a dog carnival, car show, live music and vendors....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum restores narrow-gauge freight cars

Before the Galloping Goose No. 5 rail car carried passengers and mail to and from Dolores in the 1930s and ’40s, freight trains and steam locomotives dominated the historic railroad town....

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River Anglers seeks water quality protection for streams

The Dolores River Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited seeks to designate nine stream reaches in the Upper Dolores River watershed for Outstanding Waters status. The designation offers protection for...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Impact of logging near Dolores raises concerns about recreation access

San Juan National Forest officials are addressing concerns about a logging project’s impact to recreation in the Boggy Draw area north of Dolores. The 22,346-acre Salter Vegetation Management...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dolores teacher from Sudan releases children’s book

In her newly released children’s book, “My Beautiful Colors, A Refugee Story,” Dolores high school teacher Nyibol Bior translates her experience as a refugee in the Second Sudanese Civil War into...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ride of the Ancients returns to Dolores June 26

The popular Ride of the Ancients cycling event is back, and has been revamped into a gravel-grinder course from Dolores through the San Juan Mountains on June 26. Riders can choose between a...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Dolores River Festival canceled again because of pandemic

The Dolores River Festival has been canceled again because of COVID-19 restrictions, but there will be live music, drive-in movies and dancing in the streets this summer and fall in Dolores. State...

DATE: March 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board approves move to four-day week

In an effort to attract and retain quality teachers, Dolores School District Re-4A will move to a four-day school week next school year. The Dolores School District Board of Education approved the...

DATE: March 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT to begin road projects in Cortez, Dolores and Rico

The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin pavement surface improvements of several stretches of highways in Cortez, Dolores and Rico. Crews will mobilize next week. The project will also...

DATE: March 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wood mill fire subsides, smoldering continues

The slash pile fire at the Aspen Wall Wood mill south of Dolores has subsided significantly but continues to smolder nearly three months after it began. Smoke from the fire is way down, and is...

DATE: March 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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