McPhee Reservoir

Dolores builder specializes in Hobbit houses

The creations of natural-materials builder Brett LeCompte, of Dolores, are featured in the 2017 architecture book “Small Homes: The Right Size,” by Lloyd Kahn. Several pages display LeCompte’s...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir manager releases drought plan

The Dolores Water Conservancy District that manages McPhee Reservoir is seeking public comment on a new Drought Contingency Plan. The district along with Montezuma Irrigation Company and Ute...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Road X will close due to mussel concerns

At their meeting May 8, Montezuma County commissioners voted to temporarily close County Road X to motor vehicle traffic because of concerns about invasive mussels. The road will be closed for at...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flight focuses on dam's flushing power for the Dolores River

The Earth drops away, and the twisting, turbulent Animas River suddenly comes into full view as LightHawk pilot Jim Grady guides his 1953 Cessna 180 into the faded blue sky near Durango.But this...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boat with mussels is stopped at McPhee boat ramp

A pontoon boat carrying the invasive quagga mussel was intercepted Friday morning at the main boat ramp of McPhee Reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife inspectors stopped the boat before it...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Houseboat infested with mussels is intercepted

A trailered houseboat encrusted with invasive mussels was discovered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 160 at Mancos Hill on Tuesday. The boat, which was on a...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores River whitewater release is flowing strong

McPhee reservoir managers have released an update on the whitewater schedule for boaters on the Lower Dolores River below the dam. Releases will reach optimum flows of 1,900 cfs to 2,100 cfs...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Locals discuss mussels, boating regulations in Cortez

Colorado lakes are free of the invasive quagga and zebra mussels that have caused havoc in some states, in part because of rigorous boat inspections, according to a specialist with the Colorado...

DATE: April 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Registration is underway for 2017 birding festival

Registration for the 13th Annual Ute Mountain-Mesa Verde Birding Festival, May 10-14, is underway. Twenty-five tours led by experienced birding guides take participants to birding sites throughout...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boating season begins early as McPhee Reservoir fills

A boating release on the Dolores River below McPhee Dam will begin earlier than expected, water managers announced Monday. A warm March has started the runoff early into McPhee Reservoir, which is...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County briefs

Fairground policy on alcohol, marijuana The Montezuma County commission adjusted its fairgrounds policy to address marijuana and alcohol. Any sale, use or marketing of alcohol, marijuana or any...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Meeting on mussels, lake access planned

The Journal There will be a community meeting on local reservoir access and mussel inspections on Thursday, March 30, at 6 p.m. at the Conference Center at Destination Grill, in Cortez. Federal,...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News