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Took a report of an injured hawk. DOW was notified.

During a regular patrol, an officer found two open doors at a local business. The building was cleared and secured.

Friday, August 8, 1941


Dan Hunter, Owner and Publisher


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Local news

The 2019 Dolores County Fair had many exhibits and was very well attended! We thank everyone for joining us at our wonderful event.

Tristen B. Jarmon of Dove Creek, Colorado received the 2019 Ronald Reagan Leadership Medal.

MANCOS—Gov. Jared Polis has issued a proclamation recognizing the Four Corners area’s first responders who will be feted on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Mancos State Park. 

Columns & Opinions

Running shoes and everyday shoes are apparently built differently. I have six pair of running shoes and not a single pair of them hurt my Morton toe.

July 23, 2019

Dear 7th Street Elementary Families:

The Journal (Cortez) – Southwest Memorial Hospital lost $6.9 million in 2018 but expects to profit by a million in 2019.

Friday, August 1, 1941


Dan Hunter, Owner and Publisher


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Martin Sanford Bussard passed away on August 8, 2019, peacefully at his family's home.  He was 93 years old.

Martin was born on Squaw point  in 1925 in a Log Cabin.


Velda Ray Ayers was born January 18,1934 in Cahone Co. and died August 15, 2019 at home in Cortez.

The family of Wyatt Watkins would like to thank everyone for all the condolences, love, and support you have shown to our family through this difficult time.

Wyatt Roger Watkins  November 26, 1977-July 31, 2019

Wyatt Roger Watkins, 41, of Cortez, CO passed away July 31, 2019.

He was born November 26, 1977 in Leadville, CO the son of Roger and Vicki Watkins.

Photo Galleries

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:

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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