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Dolores County

  • Montezuma County attorney Ian MacLaren has been appointed judge for the Dolores County Court, and wolverines may return to Colorado.
  • Later this month, Montezuma and Dolores counties will be transitioning to a new emergency alert system called Everbridge. Both counties and the Cortez Police Department will make the change from using the Nixle alert system to Everbridge. The switch comes after recent shootings in Cortez and flooding in Dolores this past spring exposed weaknesses in the old system. Vicki Shaffer, the public information coordinator for Montezuma County, says that the upgrade will mean officials will be able to target specific neighborhoods during an emergency when sending out alerts. And Colorado House District 32 has a new Representative at the statehouse.
  • Last Wednesday, Montezuma Land Conservancy, or MLC, was awarded a grant to help protect a 3,000 acre ranch in Dolores County. The grant from the nonprofit Great Outdoors Colorado will help with the costs associated with conserving land like the Ivins Ranch, which is located near Groundhog Reservoir. The conserved land would directly border public lands like the Lone Cone State Wildlife Area and the McKenna Peak Wilderness Study Area. According to James Reimann, the conservation director for MLC, the newly protected area could help provide wildlife like elk and lynx with a corridor to safely travel across.
  • The State of Colorado reached a settlement with mining company Sunnyside Gold Corporation on Monday over the 2015 Gold King Mine spill; The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and the Dolores County Board of Commissioners are holding a joint meeting on Thursday.
  • Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was in Fort Collins Wednesday, hosting a conversation about resilience in the face of crisis; The Dolores County Courthouse was put on lockdown on Thursday due to credible threats made against local elected officials, but a suspect has since been arrested and there is no longer an active threat; The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District is providing at-home meals for students after district schools moved online this week due to spiking COVID-19 infections.
  • Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed two bills on Wednesday that aim to reduce the cost of health care. The Bureau of Land Management has announced fire…
  • The Dolores County Public Health Department will be holding a vaccination clinic on Monday.Dolores County moved to the green level on the state’s COVID-19…
  • The town of Mancos is holding a public meeting on Tuesday to discuss the replacement of the town's Main Street Bridge.The federal Bureau of Land…
  • Axis Health System will be holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday at Cortez Integrated Healthcare.The Dolores County Public Health department is…
  • The Colorado state health department is moving Dolores County into “Level Orange” restrictions Friday due to increasing coronavirus infections.A group…