Two wildfires north of Dolores grow; some roads closed

Two lightning-caused wildfires discovered Sunday north of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest have grown and have triggered area closures. The Plateau and West Guard Fires are being managed for...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two wildfires north of Dolores grow; some roads closed

Two lightning-caused wildfires discovered Sunday north of Dolores on the San Juan National Forest have grown and have triggered area closures. The Plateau and West Guard fires are being managed for...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir water inflow is lowest since dam was built

Inflow into McPhee Reservoir from the Dolores River has dropped to a historic low, falling below the 2002 levels that were the previous driest year since the reservoir was built. As a result,...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan National Forest, BLM areas reopen

The San Juan National Forest announced on Wednesday that it would reopen to the public at 3 p.m. Thursday, rescinding the Stage 3 closure order that has been in place since June 12. The lifted...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir reopens after forest closure lifted

Some public lands near the Burro Fire will remain closed, even as the San Juan National Forest reopened to the public at Thursday after rescinding the Stage 3 closure order that has been in place...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Companies show interest in McPhee hydropower potential

Two companies have recently expressed interest in exploring building a pump-back hydroelectric power facility at McPhee Reservoir. Pump-back storage systems utilize two reservoirs at different...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee farmers face shortages after dry winter

A Dolores Basin snowpack that came in at half its normal level means McPhee Reservoir will not fill to capacity, and farmers may receive 20 percent less water this season. On Thursday, Dolores...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee farmers face shortages after dry winter

A Dolores Basin snowpack that came in at half its normal level means McPhee Reservoir will not fill to capacity, and farmers may receive 20 percent less water this season. On Thursday, Dolores...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee Reservoir boat ramp will open Saturday

The San Juan National Forest’s Dolores Ranger District will open the main McPhee boat ramp to motorized vessels on Saturday. Hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. until May 1, then 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Motorized...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court upholds in-stream flows for lower Dolores River

A state water court has upheld a controversial new in-stream flow right established by the Colorado Water Conservation Board for the Dolores River. In 2015, the state water board appropriated an...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court upholds flows for Dolores River

A state water court has upheld a controversial new in-stream flow right established by the Colorado Water Conservation Board for the Dolores River. In 2015, the state water board appropriated a 900...

DATE: April 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Dolores town manager has deep well of experience

New Dolores interim Town Manager David C. Stahl Sr. brings a mix of municipal government and business experience to the position. The energetic Colorado native is 67 but is not ready to retire...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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