McPhee Reservoir

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

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

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

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