Dolores schools hire 24 new educators

Dolores Schools Superintendent Scott Cooper spent much of his summer vacation hiring a record 21 new teachers and one counselor. A combination of retiring teachers, teacher burnout, and families...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Town wants parking input

The Dolores Town board continues to struggle with a parking ordinance, and is calling for more public participation in the decision-making process. "We want to hear from the public on this, but...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Days and Night in the sun

The contrast of young kids competing to eat watermelon fastest while their granddads and uncles participated in an ear-splitting chainsaw competition a few yards away personifies the tradition of...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Moose sighted near Lizard Head Pass

Moose are occasionally seen in the Silverton and Lake City area. Now, they seem to be taking a liking to the Dolores and San Miguel river basins. Lori Shields and Michael Chihocky, of Cortez, were...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Gardner crosses aisle on lands bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., voted against many of his Republican colleagues on a measure that would allow states to gain greater control of federal public lands during a Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Portions of Calico Trail heavily damaged

The San Juan National Forest Dolores Ranger District reports that sections of the popular Calico Trail, located six miles northwest of Rico, have been heavily damaged from use during very wet...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Navajos on walk for change

A group of young Navajos on a yearlong, 1,200-mile walk arrived in Cortez last week to raise awareness of environmental and social issues. Since Jan. 6, 30 activists have covered 850 miles on their...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Junior Livestock Sale brings in $170K

This year's Junior Livestock Sale, which featured 107 animals raised by local 4-H members, brought in a grand total of $170,450 at the Aug. 1 event at the Montezuma County Fair.The Saturday...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Gardener stumbles into show with a little help from 'Lucifer'

Dedicated to Tom 'Pop' Miller Born on a Mississippi Delta plantation in a current-day ghost town, Tom "Pop" Miller owned and operated a family orchard and regional wholesale floral company. A...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

County voters face 0.4 percent hospital tax

County voters will be asked in November to approve a new sales-and-use tax to fund a $14.2 million overhaul of the 40-year-old Southwest Memorial Hospital. The ambitious project entails building a...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Mud volleyball players welcome rain

The downpour on Friday afternoon didn't dampen spirits much at the Montezuma County Fair. In fact, for the five teams playing mud volleyball, it added an extra splash of fun. Spectators backed...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Trainers tame colts during competition

Skittish, unbroken horses flinched, bucked and whinnied in protest as trainers subdued them during the Colt Start Challenge Saturday at the Montezuma County Fair. The event is part competition,...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

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