VIDEO: Mountain lion swims across McPhee Reservoir

A mountain lion was seen on video swimming across McPhee Reservoir last weekend in Southwest Colorado, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW posted a video of the lion swimming across the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man swims 9.5 miles of McPhee Reservoir

When endurance athlete Adam Lederer sought out a new long-distance challenge last year, he decided to swim the 9.5-mile length of McPhee Reservoir. And he did it at night, in rough water. “I was...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opening of McPhee and House Creek boat ramps delayed

The opening of the McPhee and House Creek boat ramps has been delayed until June 1 to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Hand-launched non-motorized and non-trailered watercraft are allowed to launch...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmers to get full supply from McPhee Reservoir

McPhee Reservoir is expected to provide a full irrigation supply, but a boating release below the dam is not expected, water officials report. Dolores Basin snowpack was at 96% of average April 9,...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Opening date for McPhee boat ramp delayed

The McPhee Reservoir boating season has been delayed to minimize the impact and spread of the novel coronavirus. The McPhee boat ramp’s opening date has been pushed to May 1, according to the San...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montana’s water is free of invasive mussels, meaning less risk for Colorado

WASHINGTON – Montana’s reservoirs and water systems are free of invasive mussels, which lowers Colorado’s risk of invasion, said Mike Preston with the Dolores Water Conservancy District on...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado holds invasive mussels at bay as threat grows

Colorado Parks and Wildlife decontaminated more mussel-infested boats in 2019 than in 2018, but inspectors again kept the invasive and destructive mussels out of the state’s lakes and reservoirs....

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Kokanee arrive last minute for Dolores fish giveaway

A kokanee salmon giveaway in Dolores that was nearly canceled because of a small spawn was saved at the last minute Thursday when a school of 250 to 300 salmon swam up the Dolores River to a...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘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

‘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. 19, 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

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