McPhee Reservoir

McPhee farmers face shortages after dry winter

A Dolores Basin snowpack that came in at half its normal level means McPhee Reservoir will not fill to capacity, and farmers may receive 20 percent less water this season. On Thursday, Dolores...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Saturday marks the beginning of a new season of recreation

Dolores recreation is opening up on several fronts beginning this week. The McPhee Reservoir boat ramp, boat inspection station and Doc’s Marina will open on Saturday. Hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m....

DATE: April 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court upholds in-stream flows for lower Dolores River

A state water court has upheld a controversial new in-stream flow right established by the Colorado Water Conservation Board for the Dolores River. In 2015, the state water board appropriated an...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting about McPhee boating season set for April 11

The San Juan National Forest’s Dolores Ranger District will open the main McPhee boat ramp to motorized vessels on April 14. Hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until May 1, then 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. ...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies respond to brush fire near Narraguinnep Reservoir

Multiple fire agencies on Friday afternoon were fighting a brush fire west of Narraguinnep Reservoir off County Road 23 north of Colorado Highway 184. Dispatch called for assistance from the...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Dolores town manager has deep well of experience

New Dolores interim Town Manager David C. Stahl Sr. brings a mix of municipal government and business experience to the position. The energetic Colorado native is 67, but is not ready to retire...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawmakers Coram and Catlin discuss guns, water and internet

About 40 Dolores residents got a chance to hear from Republican state legislators Saturday at the Dolores Public Library. Rep. Marc Catlin and Sen. Don Coram, both from Montrose, gave updates on...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two counties renew debate over conservation status for Dolores River

Dolores and Montezuma County commissioners on Tuesday debated whether a National Conservation Area designation for the Lower Dolores River was worth pursuing. In the lively meeting at Bubba’s...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fifty residents listen to town board candidates speak

Fifty citizens listened to 13 candidates for Dolores town board positions answer questions during a League of Women’s Voters forum at the Dolores Community Center March 16. Eleven candidates are...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mayor candidates share views at forum

Fifty citizens listened to 13 candidates for Dolores Town board and mayor positions respond to questions during a League of Women’s Voters forum on March 16 at the Dolores Community Center. Eleven...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chappell enters race for Montezuma County commissioner

Montezuma County commissioner candidate Steve Chappell wants to retain the agricultural roots of the county and support Christian conservative values. The hunting outfitter grew up in the county...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found near McPhee Reservoir is identified

A body discovered Friday in the Sage Hen area has been identified as Erick Hurley, 31, who has been missing since March, reports Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Two locals searching for...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News