McPhee Reservoir

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Career manager of Bureau of Reclamation retires

Throughout the storied life cycle of McPhee Reservoir, the stoic presence of Vern Harrell of the Bureau of Reclamation has been there, watching over the lifeblood of the Southwest Colorado...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores teacher chosen to serve on state education cabinet

A Dolores art teacher is one of 20 educators chosen from across the state to serve on the Colorado Department of Education’s new Commissioner’s Teacher Cabinet. Kevin Vaughn, who has worked for...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores River gets a D- by Conservation Colorado

In a river report card released Thursday, Conservation Colorado gave the Dolores River a D-minus based on low flows below McPhee Dam.The environmental group says improved dam management is needed...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

House Creek boat ramp extends hours for holiday

To help accommodate boaters at McPhee Reservoir, the invasive species inspection station for the House Creek boat ramp will extend its hours of operation over the coming holiday weekend. The House...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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McPhee Reservoir experiences big gain in traffic

McPhee Reservoir is seeing increased use this summer because of decreased opportunities for motorized boating on other Southwest Colorado reservoirs that have been closed to guard against the...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Boating below McPhee dam is wrapping up

McPhee Reservoir managers expect the rafting flows on the Lower Dolores River to end this week as the last of the mountain snowpack melts off.At noon June 21, flows below the dam were at 800 cubic...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report pending on Rico home explosion

The investigation report on a home explosion in Rico that killed a woman on Jan. 23 has yet to be released, according to the Rico Fire Department. Lisa Salliby, 42, was killed in the explosion,...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Galloping Goose schedules New Mexico excursions

Take a ride on the historic Galloping Goose rail bus during its summer and fall excursions on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad in northern New Mexico. The Goose No. 5, based in Dolores, will...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Commissioners vote to restrict Sage Hen road access

Montezuma County commissioners voted on Monday to continue the temporary closure of County Road X in the Sage Hen area until Nov. 30. The closure of Road X and side roads to McPhee Reservoir is to...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hearing on Road X closure scheduled for June 19

Montezuma County commissioners will conduct a public hearing on June 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ hearing room for the purpose of reviewing County Road X access to McPhee Reservoir and...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lower Dolores River continues to flow

McPhee Reservoir managers said on Tuesday that they will continue to release boatable flows into the Lower Dolores River until at least 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15. Flows of no less than 800 cubic...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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