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According to USGS, shortly after 8:10 a.m.

The Dolores County Sheriff's Office

The Dove Creek Fire Department, and Dolores County Sheriff’s Office responded to a possible electrical fire on East Avenue.

The Dolores County Sheriff's Office

Investigated a report of a UTV driving careless on city streets.

The Colorado Dept. of Transportation (CDOT) and BACtrack are partnering to promote the use of breathalyzers, empowering Coloradans to make smart decisions when it comes to drinking and driving.

Tracer rounds are prohibited on Public Lands due to the increased risk of fire

A recent six-acre fire was caused by tracer rounds on 18 Road in Grand Junction. This fire was quickly contained by firefighters.

EXTENSION NOTES BY GUS WESTERMAN, COUNTY DIRECTOR - DOLORES COUNTY 4-H

It has been far too long since I have had an article in the Dove Creek Press and I feel bad about that. I am getting used to the new deadline and have just not been around lately.

Columns & Opinions

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.

PHUNQUE’S DESK - RELUCTANT PLUMBER

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.

“Season’s Edge”

“I like the edge season!” my husband, Peter, said, as we watched the moon rise over the mountains and felt a chill breeze rise with it. As far as I know, Peter invented this expression.

Phunque’s Desk - shoe Brands

It takes a lot of shoes to run 5 to 10 miles a day for 36 years. Actually it’s down to four miles now and it’s not really running, but it was for a long time.

Obituaries

Rena Jo Hatfield Todd

On Friday, November 15, 2019, Rena Jo Hatfield Todd, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 96.

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

Rena Jo Hatfield Todd

On Friday, November 15, 2019, Rena Jo Hatfield Todd, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 96.

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A Celebration of Life will be held for Kirby Sanchez Saturday, November 23rd at 12:00pm, at Rock Springs Church in Cortez.

Photo Galleries

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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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The 2019 SIPA (Statewide Internet Portal Authority) User Conference was held today, April 16, 2019 at the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center in Downtown Denver.

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