Dolores

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The Forest Service is developing an informal method of handling uncontested historic-road claims, but it may not be completed in time to help the Montezuma County commissioners in their current quest to obtain title to part of the Dolores-Norwood Road. They say the route predates the San Juan National Forest and the agency agrees, but as things stand, the matter has to be adjudicated in court.

  • Montezuma County may not have to join a regional council in order to be eligible for funding for broadband expansion.
  • Tuesday is election day for municipalities across Colorado.

  • The Town of Dolores will hold an election April 5th even though there may be no contested races for mayor or town trustee.
  • Voters in San Juan County, Utah, will be using existing county-commission districts in the November election rather than new ones mandated by a federal court.

  • Dolores is about to join Cortez and Mancos in becoming home to a Family Dollar store.


  • Residents of area towns who want to have a say in how their community is governed will have their chance this spring during municipal elections.
  • A federal judge has ruled that the Navajo Nation can proceed with a lawsuit against Urban Outfitters, Inc., for selling items labeled with Native American names.


  • Dolores residents troubled by two recent burglaries at the same residence.
  • The Montezuma County commissioners choose seven citizens to possibly serve on a Master Leasing Plan committee.


  • Increased bear activity in the town of Dolores has Montezuma County Sheriff concerned.
  • Montezuma County commissioners voice anger over the Bureau of Land Management's initial proposal for a Master Leasing Plan.


  • Cortez police search for semi truck that caused a gas pump fire early Tuesday morning.
  • Dolores Town Board postpones meeting Monday night for lack of a quorum.
  • Nine people dead and four missing after flash flood in Hilldale on the Utah-Arizona border.


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In the 1930s and 40s, the Galloping Goose moved small freight and passengers around southwest Colorado. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lew Matis, President of the Galloping Goose Historical Society, about the history of these gas-powered railroad cars, why they represented important innovation in their time, and an upcoming opportunity to ride on the historic Galloping Goose.


The 39th Annual Escalante Days

Aug 5, 2015
Sandy Feutz & Tom Vaughan / Creative Commons

The 39th Annual Escalante Days will be happening in the town of Dolores on August 7th and 8th. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Rocky Moss, Manager of the Dolores Chamber of Commerce, and Kiwanis member Bill Brown, about what will be going on at this year's event and how the Kiwanis Duck Race supports scholarship funding for local students.

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