McPhee Reservoir

Sattley one of four running for county commissioner

Jesse James Sattley, of Dolores, has petitioned onto the November ballot for Montezuma County commissioner representing District 1. Sattley, 70, was raised in the county and has worked as a farmer...

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

Plateau Fire forces Escalante bike race to new location

The Escalante Bike Race scheduled for Saturday has moved to a new location because of forest closures from the Plateau Fire. The races will be held at the Sage Hen area 6 miles west of Dolores...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: More Sports

Wildfires north of Dolores grow to a total of 2,305 acres

The Plateau and West Guard Fires burning north of Dolores have rapidly expanded, in part because of back-burning efforts by firefighters. The Plateau Fire, in Plateau Canyon north of McPhee...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir levels in Southwest Colorado are dropping fast

The drought and extremely low winter snowpack are wreaking havoc on water supplies for reservoirs and irrigators in Southwest Colorado. Narraguinnep and Groundhog reservoirs are at their lowest...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two wildfires north of Dolores grow; some roads closed

Two lightning-caused wildfires discovered Sunday north of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest have grown and have triggered area closures. The Plateau and West Guard Fires are being managed for...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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