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Dolores County, Colorado

Dolores County encompasses 1,064 square miles, mostly high mesas and narrow valleys in the western portion. The eastern portion is high mountains. The elevation in Dolores County ranges from 5,900 feet in Disappointment Valley to 14,046 feet on Mount Wilson. Dolores County had a population of 1,890 in 2005. Approximately 700 live inside the city limits of Dove Creek, while the remaining live outside the city limits (approximately 880), or in the Rico/Dunton area (300).

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May 16, 2022
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May 2, 2022
DURANGO, Colo., May 2, 2022 – The San Juan National Forest will begin selling permits to cut firewood this year at select retail outlets across the Forest starting May 2nd. Specific agency offices will offer permits for sale, utilizing established protocols and times listed below.
April 27, 2022
Attention Dolores County Residents in the Cahone & Dove Creek areas. Dolores County will be taking orders for those residents wanting Mag Chloride Dust Control in front of their residences. Cost is $1.50 per foot. (Example: 300 feet will cost $450) Minimum of 300 feet!

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April 22, 2022
Oil and Gas Property Revenue has been at a steady decline from 2015, being 73% of the county tax revenue to 62% in 2021 with a total lost revenue of $1,258,600.00 over the years.
April 22, 2022
Per Colorado statue, County Sheriff’s are responsible for Search and Rescue in their respective county. All SAR missions in Dolores County incur expenses – some into the thousands of dollars. If it weren’t for volunteer SAR members, that number would even be higher. ALL SAR mission expenses are paid for by the County.
April 22, 2022
PUBLIC NOTICE The Dolores County Commission is accepting applications for the distribution of Conservation Trust Fund (Lottery)

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