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

Agencies consider Sage Hen motorized trail proposal

Officials with the San Juan National Forest, Bureau of Reclamation, Montezuma County Recreation Committee, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Thursday discussed a proposal to allow motorized use on...

DATE: May 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boating release ‘very likely’ on Dolores River

A two- to four-week whitewater release from McPhee Dam into the Dolores River is “very likely” and is expected to begin in late May or early June, reservoir managers told a gathering of 40 boaters...

DATE: April 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southwest Colorado lakes and reservoirs prepare for boat inspections

As boating season begins on lakes and reservoirs, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is ramping up mandatory boat inspections and reminding boat owners that they must purchase an Aquatic Nuisance Species...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee and House Creek boat ramps to open soon

The main McPhee Boat Ramp, located on the Dolores Ranger District in San Juan National Forest, will open to motorized vessels on April 13. Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Lower Dolores boatable even without reservoir release

Spring runoff from above-average snowpack has created impressive boatable flows on the Dolores River below McPhee Reservoir, even without a release from the dam. Gauges show the lower Dolores River...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought level drops a notch for Montezuma County

A drop in drought intensity for Montezuma County, combined with mountain snowpack tracking near 100 percent of average, bodes well for the 2019 irrigation season. The Four Corners has been the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought level drops a notch for Montezuma County

A drop in drought intensity for Montezuma County, combined with mountain snowpack tracking near 100 percent of average, bodes well for the 2019 irrigation season. The Four Corners area has been the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old marina debris in McPhee will not be removed soon

Although it might be unsightly, the debris on the shore near Doc’s Marina in McPhee Reservoir will not be removed soon, a U.S. Forest Service official said. Low water levels have exposed tires and...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfires north of Dolores grow to a total of 2,305 acres

The Plateau and West Guard fires burning north of Dolores have rapidly expanded, in part because of back-burning efforts by firefighters. The Plateau Fire, in Plateau Canyon north of McPhee...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfires north of Dolores grow to a total of 2,305 acres

The Plateau and West Guard Fires burning north of Dolores have rapidly expanded, in part because of back-burning efforts by firefighters. The Plateau Fire, in Plateau Canyon north of McPhee...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir levels in Southwest Colorado hit 16-year low

The drought and paltry winter snowpack are wreaking havoc on water supplies for reservoirs and irrigators in Southwest Colorado. Narraguinnep and Groundhog reservoirs are at their lowest levels in...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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