McPhee Reservoir

Lower Dolores River continues to flow

McPhee Reservoir managers said on Tuesday that they will continue to release boatable flows into the Lower Dolores River until at least 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15. Flows of no less than 800 cubic...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water managers release drought plan for McPhee Reservoir

Frequent dry spells have motivated McPhee Reservoir managers to create a draft drought contingency plan, and they have extended the public comment period. Since 2000, drought conditions left the...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mussel expert to speak tonight in Dolores

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will give a presentation on the risk of invasive mussels to Colorado waterways on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m., at the Dolores Community Center, 400 Riverside Ave....

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rafting on Lower Dolores starting up again

The Dolores River below McPhee dam has boatable flows again after a brief hiatus to fill the reservoir.Flows between 800 and 1,200 cubic feet per second are expected through Sunday, and could...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee managers restrict boating access points

McPhee Reservoir managers expect big crowds this Memorial Day weekend at the lake remind boaters that the Dolores Water Conservancy District and Bureau of Reclamation are restricting access to...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boating below McPhee dam ending

The whitewater boating season on the Lower Dolores River below McPhee dam is ending, but it may be briefly revived later. By midnight May 23, flows will ramp down to 600 cubic feet per second, hold...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper to sign hemp bill into law in Cortez

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to sign the industrial hemp bill at noon Sunday at Cortez City Hall. Attendance is open to the public, though space is limited. Hickenlooper also plans to sign...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Demolition of retired M-CHS to start next week in Cortez

The retired Montezuma-Cortez High School building will finally come down starting Monday, according to Re-1 school district officials.Owner’s Rep Jim Ketter, who is overseeing the project, said...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sage Hen gets restricted acess

A multiphased plan is being considered by Montezuma County, San Juan National Forest and McPhee Reservoir managers that would prevent motorized boats from launching at the Sage Hen area from County...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

7 western senators object to suspension of BLM councils

The Trump administration’s decision to suspend the Bureau of Land Management’s citizen advisory boards has drawn criticism from those who say the councils were one of the few ways to engage with...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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