Dolores River

‘Take a Boater Farming’ brings Dolores River stakeholders together

The Dolores River is the lifeblood of Montezuma County – and has a whole host of stakeholders, including boaters, farmers and recreationists. In recognition of this, the Dolores River Boating...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kokanee spawn less than expected on Dolores River

Few kokanee salmon will be available for the public fish giveaway in Dolores Oct. 24 at 3 p.m. because of a weak spawn up the Dolores River, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. However, there...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir contains strong carryover supply for 2020

McPhee Reservoir has strong carryover supply going into the 2020 irrigation season, and even below-average winter snowfall will refill it, officials say. This winter’s above-average snowpack...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lost Canyon wildfire south of Dolores is contained

Fire crews on Friday mopped up a wildfire that broke out Thursday morning south of Dolores, said Dolores Fire Chief Mike Zion. The 2-acre Lost Canyon Fire torched trees and created spot fires in...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New manager appointed to lead Dolores Water Conservancy District

Longtime district engineer Ken Curtis has been appointed the new general manager for the Dolores Water Conservancy District. Curtis replaces Mike Preston, who is retiring after leading the...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

51 days on Dolores River a boon to boaters, biologists

For 51 days this spring and summer, water managers opened the spigots on McPhee Reservoir, sending millions of gallons of water down the Dolores River – a boon to fish, farmers and boaters. During...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Tubers rescued again on Dolores River

Dolores County Search and Rescue again responded to unprepared tubers in distress on the Dolores River in Ponderosa Gorge. On July 18, three nonresident adults in their 50s set out from Bradfield...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who drove Jeep into Dolores River likely won’t be charged

A Dove Creek man who tried and failed to cross the Dolores River in a Jeep at high water last month will likely not face any charges or citations, according to the Bureau of Land Management. Rodney...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

VIDEO: Jeep tries, fails to cross Dolores River at high water

A Jeep tried – and failed – to cross the Dolores River last weekend during high runoff, prompting an investigation by the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management. Susan...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

There’s still time for whitewater boating on the Lower Dolores River

There is still time to boat the Dolores River below McPhee Dam. A whitewater release might continue into early July while the last of the remaining snowpack comes off the high peaks. Managers are...

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Six inner-tubers rescued on Dolores River

Six Dolores County youths reported missing on the Lower Dolores River were found Sunday morning by a Flight for Life helicopter, according to the Dove Creek Press . The group attempted to float the...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Mancos, La Plata, Animas rivers are near flood stage

Rivers in Southwest Colorado on Saturday again approached flood stage as warm weather sent snowmelt downstream overnight. The National Weather Service on Saturday issued flood advisories for the...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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