McPhee Reservoir

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Houseboat infested with mussels is intercepted

A trailered houseboat encrusted with invasive mussels was discovered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 160 at Mancos Hill on Tuesday. The boat, which was on a...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores River whitewater release is flowing strong

McPhee reservoir managers have released an update on the whitewater schedule for boaters on the Lower Dolores River below the dam. Releases will reach optimum flows of 1,900 cfs to 2,100 cfs...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Locals discuss mussels, boating regulations in Cortez

Colorado lakes are free of the invasive quagga and zebra mussels that have caused havoc in some states, in part because of rigorous boat inspections, according to a specialist with the Colorado...

DATE: April 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Registration is underway for 2017 birding festival

Registration for the 13th Annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival, May 10-14, is underway. Twenty-five tours led by experienced birding guides take participants to birding sites throughout...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Boating season begins early as McPhee Reservoir fills

A boating release on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam will begin earlier than expected, water managers announced Monday. A warm March has started the runoff early into McPhee Reservoir, which is...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County briefs

Fairground policy on alcohol, marijuana The Montezuma County commission adjusted its fairgrounds policy to address marijuana and alcohol. Any sale, use or marketing of alcohol, marijuana or any...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting on mussels, lake access planned

The Journal There will be a community meeting on local reservoir access and mussel inspections on Thursday, March 30, at 6 p.m. at the Conference Center at Destination Grill, in Cortez. Federal,...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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A tribute to John Porter

When I first met John Porter in 1980, he had just taken the reins as manager of the Dolores Water Conservancy District. In retrospect, without John’s interpersonal and diplomatic skills, the...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Forecast points to a long Dolores River rafting season

An epic boating season on the Lower Dolores River is starting to shape up, thanks to above-normal snowpack in the San Juan Mountains. The most probable runoff forecast shows inflow of 440,000...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County has precedent for taking over Sage Hen area

In an effort to boost the local outdoor recreation economy, Montezuma County commissioners want to obtain ownership of the roughly 800-acre Sage Hen area on McPhee Reservoir from the San Juan...

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

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Rafting season looks likely for Lower Dolores River

The drought is over, and the area is looking good for the 2017 water season, Dolores Water Conservancy District Engineer Ken Curtis told Southwest Colorado Livestock Association members at their...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County lobbies to reopen Sage Hen campground

Tucked into a secluded cove of McPhee Reservoir lies the once-popular Sage Hen area of the San National Forest.But since it was closed to camping in 2006, the recreation area near Dolores has lost...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News