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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 23, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2022 Contact: Deana Harms, Fire Mitigation, Education, Prevention Specialist, 970-403-5576
May 18, 2022
PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo., 18 May, 2022—The Plumtaw Fire is burning 7 miles north of Pagosa Springs, 2 miles west of the intersections of Plumtaw and Fourmile Roads. An evacuation notice has been issued for the Lost Valley of the San Juans, located in Mineral County, CO. No further evacuations or pre-evacuations have been ordered at this time.
May 16, 2022
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May 19, 2022
The event will take place July 9, 2022. Click to view the special event permit.
May 19, 2022
The July 2, 2022 auto and truck show will be held 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  View the special event permit.
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.

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