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For the first time in nearly 30 years, Rico Memorial Day Services are canceled.

The services have been rescheduled to Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. the Rico Community Church.

The VFW POST 5181 Memorial Day Service will be held on Monday, May 27th at 10:00 a.m. at the Dove Creek Cemetery.


Boulder busting a success! Photo by CDOT

UPDATE: According to a Colorado Department of Transportation sent out Sunday evening (May 26, 2019), a CDOT crew has successfully blasted one of the massive boulders that destroyed a section of Hig


The Journal (Cortez) –

Dolores County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Coty Kelshaw graduated from the Southwest law enforcement academy on May 18, 2019.

Linda Funk

History Writer

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Thank you once again to the kindhearted people of Dolores County.

Last weekend my best friend lost her brand new pair of expensive sunglasses at a well used intersection.

NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 – In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches.

The truth is, I don’t actually have forty friends in my immediate community.

Turns out the spring of 2019 has become the Spring of the Missing Stuff. Actually it started last fall when I lost my grubbing hoe.


Ellan Louise Wallace

Ellan Louise Wallace, age 68, of Katy, peacefully entered her heavenly resting place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. She was born in 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio to John and June O’Neill.

Betty Jane Springmeyer

Betty Jane Springmeyer was born February 22, 1930 in Mansfield, OH, the daughter of Fred & Christine Zimmerman.

A memorial in honor and celebration of life of Frankie "Joe" Nelson will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cahone Cemetery, in Cahone, Colorado.

Dorothy (Young) Holiday was born on January 3, 1930, in Hugoton, Kansas, to Zelma & Elery Young.

She married Eddie Holiday.

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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.

Breea Mykel Meyer

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

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.

Semi Slid off Roadway in Dolores

The view from your front door can be deceiving today.

Highway 491 from the UT State Line to Cortez is reported to be slick.

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