Drought

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Water managers release drought plan for McPhee Reservoir

Frequent dry spells have motivated McPhee Reservoir managers to create a draft drought contingency plan, and they have extended the public comment period. Since 2000, drought conditions left the...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores builder specializes in Hobbit houses

The creations of natural-materials builder Brett LeCompte, of Dolores, are featured in the 2017 architecture book “Small Homes: The Right Size,” by Lloyd Kahn. Several pages display LeCompte’s...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir manager releases drought plan

The Dolores Water Conservancy District that manages McPhee Reservoir is seeking public comment on a new Drought Contingency Plan. The district along with Montezuma Irrigation Company and Ute...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County drought gets disaster status

The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated Montezuma County a primary natural disaster area on July 2. Counties receive the designation after experiencing severe drought for eight consecutive...

DATE: July 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

County receives drought designation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated Montezuma County a primary natural disaster area on July 2. Counties receive the designation after experiencing severe drought for eight consecutive...

DATE: July 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

County receives drought designation

The U.S. Department of Agriculture designated Montezuma County a primary natural disaster area on July 2. Counties receive the designation after experiencing severe drought for eight consecutive...

DATE: July 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water seminar to discuss supply, demand

The Colorado River District's annual water seminar - "Shrinking in Supply, Growing in Demand" - will take place Sept. 13 at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. The cost is $30 and...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Water seminar participants to discuss shrinking supply, growing demand

The Colorado River District’s annual water seminar — “Shrinking in Supply, Growing in Demand” — will take place Sept. 13 at the Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. The cost is $30 and...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Gentlemen's agreement settles water exchange for now

Mesa Verde National Park and the Town of Mancos have agreed to a temporary water exchange in light of current drought conditions. Mesa Verde National Park has a 1962 junior water right off the...

DATE: July 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Fire ban lifted

The Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest service have lifted fire restrictions on the lands they manage in Southwest Colorado. At Mesa Verde National Park, fire restrictions have been...

DATE: July 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Farmers urged to grow for Miller Coors

YELLOW JACKET — Local farmers will soon raise their beer mugs and declare a hearty “Cheers!” thanks to a proposal by Miller Coors to grow their malting barley here. Test plots at the CSU Yellow...

DATE: July 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

USFS, BLM cut fire limits

Thanks to the arrival of monsoonal weather patterns and lowering of fire danger, the San Juan National Forest will eliminate fire restrictions at higher elevations and ease fire restrictions at...

DATE: July 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - News