Rico

Austin Cope / KSJD

Numbers at the Rico Elementary School have fallen significantly within the past three years, according to counts from the Dolores County School District, Re-2J. In 2014 the school had 20 students, then 17 students last year, and then seven this year. Preschool teacher Rebecca Pugh called that ten-student drop “this year’s mass exodus.”

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There is hot water under the town of Rico, but using it for geothermal development would be expensive.


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Rico Town Manager Mike England has been terminated, effective immediately.


Artists of Rico Colorado Gain Steam

Nov 26, 2015
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ARC, Artists of Rico, provides an exchange of ideas and nurtures a sense of community among the area’s talented artists and craftspeople.  We talk with two leaders from ARC about how making and creating in a small, mountain town; how art can lead community development; and the ARC Pop Up Gallery at the Argentine Grill on Noel Night in Rico.

  • The Rico Hotel is purchased by the Telluride Ski and Golf Company for employee housing.
  • Two men who organized a motorized protest ride through a southeast Utah canyon ordered to pay $96,000 in restitution.


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