McPhee Reservoir

Montezuma County finds water for road maintenance

The Montezuma County Road Department has found a solution to a water supply problem for road maintenance. For decades, the county has been tapping into its 20 shares of Montezuma Valley Irrigation...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir supply drops to a historic low

Inflow into McPhee Reservoir from the Dolores River has dropped to a historic low, falling below the 2002 levels that were the previous driest year since the reservoir was built. As a result,...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest, BLM areas reopen

The San Juan National Forest announced on Wednesday that it would reopen to the public at 3 p.m. Thursday, rescinding the Stage 3 closure order that has been in place since June 12. The lifted...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire meeting will be at Dolores Community Center June 14

There will be a community meeting on the Burro Fire and San Juan National Forest Stage 3 closure on June 14 at the Dolores Community Center at 6 p.m. The meeting is being held in conjunction with...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest is closing to recreation; McPhee uncertain

The San Juan National Forest plans to close the forest to most entry this week to protect natural resources and public safety because of the fire danger. The closure order is expected to be signed...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Desert dust causes early snowmelt and water loss

RED MOUNTAIN PASS – The snowpack of the San Juan Mountains face an increasingly alarming problem that may further vex water issues in the West: dust. As more demands are placed on water, more...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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