McPhee Reservoir

McPhee managers plan to open lake early

McPhee Reservoir and San Juan National Forest officials are proposing to open the McPhee boat ramp two weeks earlier in mid-April for the 2018 motorized boating season. But in order to do so, the...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: County commissioners had a full plate, full chambers

Montezuma County government faced a flurry of issues and projects in 2017. Cmmissioners aligned with Pleasant View residents to prevent major changes to an intersection, partnered with local land...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speedskating on McPhee

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republicans announce run for county commissioner

Three Republican candidates have announced their intention to run for the District 1 seat on the Montezuma County Commission in the 2018 election. Jim Candelaria, Charlie Rosenbaugh and incumbent...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry early winter concerns McPhee managers

Winter is off to a slow start in the Dolores Basin, and it’s becoming a concern for McPhee reservoir managers. Mountain snowpack is sparse, with more brown ground showing than the white stuff....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores-area roads and trails close for winter wildlife

Seasonal closures for several local roads and trails will kick in Dec. 1. For the purpose of protecting winter wildlife habitat, the Dolores Ranger District will close the McPhee Overlook Trail to...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

October test shows no mussels at McPhee; recreation impacted

A coalition of local government agencies that formed to prevent an invasive mussel contamination at McPhee Reservoir can claim victory in its first year. A test in October showed no sign of the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting on McPhee boat access planned for Nov. 15

There will be a public meeting on McPhee Reservoir access and boat inspections on Nov. 15 at the Cortez Conference Center Destination Grill at 6 p.m. Access from the Sage Hen area will also be...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton tours McPhee area with Montezuma County officials

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, was brought up to speed on issues at Sage Hen and House Creek during a tour Friday with Montezuma County and San Juan National Forest Service officials. Tipton saw...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir closing boat ramps for winter

McPhee and House Creek boat ramps on McPhee Reservoir will close for the season on Tuesday, Oct. 31, and will reopen on May 1. Due to low visitation during winter months, Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire north of McPhee Reservoir contained, Forest Service says

Nearly an inch of rain on Saturday helped contain the Hoppe Fire north of McPhee Reservoir in the Dry Creek Recreation Area, fire officials report. Forest Service Fire Engine Capt. Mike Bryson said...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sag Hen gets improved access

To better accommodate the public, the San Juan National Forest has improved access to McPhee Reservoir from the Sage Hen area west of Dolores. County Road X and side roads that lead to the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News