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Dolores Man Creates Speed Skating Track and Hockey Rink Near Town

After a section of McPhee reservoir near Dolores froze this winter, a local business owner decided to turn it into a place to ice skate. Nicholas Ian Tyson Jones runs Lizardhead Cyclery, but he likes to speed skate in his spare time. He cleared a track for speed skating near the McPhee Overlook trailhead, as well as a ice hockey rink on the Dolores River near Joe Rowell Park. KSJD’s Austin Cope went to Dolores on Wednesday to see the track and learn what Jones has done to create it.

 

Click below to listen to an edited version of their interview.

Or click below to listen to the full interview.

 

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Full interview with Nicholas Ian Tyson Jones

Dolores Outfitters, another local business, created an aerial video about the rink earlier this month. Click here to watch it.

Austin Cope is a former Morning Edition host for KSJD and now produces work on a freelance basis for the station. He grew up in Cortez and hosted a show on KSJD when he was 10 years old. After graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School in 2010, he lived in Belgium, Ohio, Spain, northern Wyoming, and Himachal Pradesh, India before returning to the Cortez area. He has a degree in Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio.
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