Letters to the Editor
To the Citizens of Dolores:
Members of the Montezuma County VFW Ladies Auxiliary No. 5231, whose Post Home is in Mancos and whose members come from Mancos, Cortez and Dolores, have been posting the American flags on the streets of Dolores for the past year.
The flags have been posted 19 times since August 2012. During that time, eight flags have disappeared. The most recent disappearance occurred this past Saturday,...
This year's preliminary third grade reading scores have been released. Unfortunately for Dolores Elementary, there are several irregularities in the unofficial TCAP report.
Several invalid test scores resulted from testing irregularities. Invalid scores are weighed similarly to an unsatisfactory score, making the other testing results somewhat depressed.
We also had a coding issue with our data...
I am writing this letter on behalf of my brother, Jack, who recently passed away. He and his wife lived in the senior housing unit just east of the (Dolores) high school.
During the many past winters, there was a young person or persons who came over from the high school and cleared his car and sidewalk of snow, knowing that Jack was disabled and several times each week had to drive into Cortez for his dialysis treatments.
Your headline "Irrigators, rafters face bleak summer" is misleading. (April 18 Dolores Star & April 16 Cortez Journal). While it is true that rafting below McPhee reservoir is dependent upon releases from the dam - which will not be taking place this year - this is not the only option for white water rafting on the Dolores River. The upper Dolores provides plenty of opportunities for rafting. Last year, which...
I would like to give a big thanks to Dolores Star Editor, Shannon Livick. She is bringing important and timely news to the people of Dolores.
For example, just last week Ms. Livick reported that the school construction project is way over budget. The school board met quickly, without much time for public input, and voted to spend an additional $750,000 for the new school. Her article was very accurate and...
The doctors and staff of Montezuma Veterinary Clinic would like to thank all who have taken the time to call or come by and offer kind condolences, as well as to drop off many cards and other tokens in sympathy of Dr. Shane Cote's passing. He was a compassionate and caring man who went out of his way to help others in every way. He will be missed greatly by all who knew him and we will honor his memory by carrying...
The Dolores Community Center Association would like to thank all of those who assisted with and attended our recent fundraiser. We would especially like to thank The Clampers for providing the wonderful meal. The Vanishing Breed Band also deserve a special thanks for their great dance music. The evening was successful for both organizations that benefited from the proceeds. We hope if you attended, you had a good...
On Monday, April 15, the Dolores High School 1085-ECHO Distracted Driving Student Leadership Team put on a presentation for the students of DHS and guests. The presentation shared the dangers of distracted driving, identified distractions in the vehicle, and addressed possible solutions to minimizing distractions in the vehicle. The Dolores High School students participated in an interactive assembly, observed a...
It would be funny if it weren't so sad. A Denver based law firm which specializes in Civil Rights was hired to represent a coalition of more than 50 families, four unnamed teachers/coaches and eight unnamed families. This was due to the school board and administration not answering concerns of community members. It took a letter from an attorney to bring many items to light.
We would like to thank the Town of Dolores and all of the egg hunters and parents for the great Easter Egg hunt Saturday. It was by far the best municipal egg hunt we have ever attended. Joseph, 10, said, "They had a lot of eggs that were very full of delicious candy. There were lots of eggs for all of the kids to find."
"It was fun running to get all of the eggs," reported Courtney, age 5.
In the March 29 Dolores Star front-page article, "Emotional School Board Meeting Draws Large Crowd," I was quoted as telling the school board, "Don't let a handful of parents derail you." Taken out of context, it could easily be construed to mean, "Don't listen to parents," something one would never hear uttered from this educator whose doctoral study and postdoc research focuses on family and community engagement.