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By merging with Axis Health Systems, you will have signed the death warrant for local healthcare.

December 10, 2019

9:30 a.m.

C172019M24 BAILEY, MICHAEL Plea Hearing

C172016T48 CARMICKLE, ALLEN Plea Hearing

According to a December 2nd Press Release, the Board of Directors of Axis Health System (AHS) announced the retirement of their Chief Executive Officer, Bern Heath, Ph.D..

San Juan Record (Monticello) – The San Juan Health Service District will build a health clinic in the Spanish Valley.

Highway 491 Temporarily Closed Due to Multiple Slide Offs

The Thanksgiving storm brought its share of treachery to the region with high winds, blowing snow, and precipitation ranging from rain to hail.

Columns & Opinions



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Fire Safety on Forest Service Public Lands

The San Juan National Forest has experienced a remarkably clear and dry fall. Forest visitors have been able to enjoy the Forest without any fire restrictions.


I am a very reluctant and nearly always unsuccessful plumber. I have bad memories of reaching up under a sink trying to loosen nuts you can’t see.


Robert Clifford Diederich

Robert Clifford Diederich, Bob, 89, passed away on October 24, 2019 in his home in Billings Montana of natural causes.

Betty Jean Jones

Betty Jean Jones, age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 22, 2019 in Belling-ham, Washington.

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Betty Jean Jones, age 87, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 22, 2019 in Bellingham, Washington.

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Kirby Dwayne Sanchez was born May 26, 1952 in Cortez, Colorado. 

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On July 12th 2019, shortly before 5:00 p.m. MST, a series of lightning strikes hit around Dove Creek and surrounding points.


Only minutes after, a report was made of fire near the old Squaw Point Fire Station.


At the time of this article, three separate points or origin were reported, and though there are still agencies on scene, all of them are extinguished.


Bradfield Afloat - by Karen Black

The Dove Creek Press is grateful for all of its readers and those contributors on the ground sharing our area's beauty and happenings.

Tristen Blake Jarmon

View the full 2019 High School Graduation video and photos of all Graduates, below:

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