McPhee Reservoir

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

2017 becomes a year to remember on the Dolores River

Above-average snowpack last winter triggered a rarely seen extended whitewater release on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam that lasted 85 days. An estimated 24,000 boaters flocked to the 200...

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

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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