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Local elk herds decline; Colorado Parks and Wildlife seeks solution

Hunters in Southwest Colorado say fewer elk and too many hunters in the forest have ruined their favorite outdoor experience, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking solutions and wants public...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Charley, a patrol horse, dies: ‘He was a good horse,’ says sheriff

Charley, a mounted patrol horse with the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, has died from illness, said Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Charley had been sick for several months, Nowlin said, and was being...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: News

Dolores to address marijuana moratorium

The Dolores Town Board will decide at its Tuesday board meeting on a retail marijuana moratorium that expires at the end of the year. There are three options, said Interim Town Manager Ken Charles....

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Famous wayward condor that visited Montezuma County is growing up

Nate, the young California condor that became famous after his wayward flight to Montezuma County from the Grand Canyon in 2014, is alive and well. Nicknamed “Nate” based on wing tag number, N8,...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Winter’s snowfall makes for summer skiing in Southwest Colorado

Skiers, snowboarders and sledders are getting summer runs in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains thanks to lingering snowpack from an above-average winter. For those willing to hike or ski...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Investigators conclude Burro Fire likely human-caused

The 2018 Burro Fire that torched 4,600 acres of the San Juan National Forest northeast of Dolores and cost more than $3 million to fight was likely human-caused, according to a completed...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Update: Crew blasts boulder blocking Colorado 145

A crew on Sunday blasted one of two boulders that has shut down Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores for two days, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office. Trucks have begun hauling the...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Whitewater dam release for Dolores River scheduled for Memorial Day weekend

A 10-day whitewater boating release is planned for the Dolores River below McPhee dam and reservoir, managers said this week. The recreational water flows will be let out from Tuesday to May 30 and...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Mesa Verde National Park denies public access to horse roundup

Planning has begun on a roundup of “trespass” horses at Mesa Verde National Park, and a public adoption process will follow. But the park has denied a request by The Journal to report on and...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Montezuma commissioners declare county a gun sanctuary

Montezuma County commissioners on Thursday declared the county a gun sanctuary in response to a proposed gun control law in the Colorado Legislature. About 150 people filled the commissioners’...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Should Dolores allow pot stores? Town, residents weigh in

Dolores residents and the town board on Monday considered allowing a retail marijuana shop in town during a workshop attended by 40 people. The town's moratorium on retail marijuana sales expires...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: 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. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: News

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