Montezuma, Dolores counties renew debate over conservation status for Dolores River

Dolores and Montezuma County commissioners are debating whether a National Conservation Area designation for the Lower Dolores River is worth pursuing. In the lively meeting at Bubba’s Restaurant...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found near McPhee Reservoir is identified

A body discovered Friday in the Sage Hen area has been identified as Erick Hurley, 31, who had been missing since March 2017, reports Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The cause of death was...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McPhee likely to fill for farmers’ irrigation needs

Thanks to recent improvements in snowpack, full-service irrigators of McPhee Reservoir are expected to get a full supply this farming season, officials report. But it will take a miracle from the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

McPhee managers plan to open reservoir early

McPhee Reservoir and San Juan National Forest officials are proposing to open the McPhee boat ramp two weeks earlier in mid-April for the 2018 motorized boating season. But in order to do so, the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Photo: Speedskating on McPhee

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry early winter worries McPhee Reservoir managers

Winter is off to a slow start in the Dolores Basin, and it’s becoming a concern for McPhee Reservoir managers. Mountain snowpack is sparse, with more brown ground showing than snowy white. Snotels...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

October test shows no mussels at McPhee

A coalition of local government agencies that formed to prevent an invasive mussel contamination at McPhee Reservoir can claim victory in its first year. A test in October showed no sign of the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

McPhee Reservoir closes boat ramps for winter

McPhee and House Creek boat ramps on McPhee Reservoir will close for the season on Tuesday and will reopen on May 1. Because of low visitation during winter months, Colorado Parks and Wildlife...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire north of McPhee Reservoir contained, Forest Service says

Nearly an inch of rain on Saturday helped contain the Hoppe Fire north of McPhee Reservoir in the Dry Creek Recreation Area, fire officials report. Forest Service Fire Engine Capt. Mike Bryson said...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear takes a swim in McPhee Reservoir

First, the bears came down from the hills for the food. Now, they seem to be coming for the drink. During a summer of bear sightings in Dolores, Cortez, Mancos and Durango, a bear now has been...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Access to McPhee Reservoir improves at Sage Hen

To better accommodate the public, the San Juan National Forest has improved access to McPhee Reservoir from the Sage Hen area west of Dolores. County Road X and side roads that lead to the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sag Hen gets improved access

To better accommodate the public, the San Juan National Forest has improved access to McPhee Reservoir from the Sage Hen area west of Dolores. County Road X and side roads that lead to the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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