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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June 15, 2021
In consulting with the Dove Creek Fire and Pleasant View Fire, with the extreme dry conditions we are experiencing, Sheriff Don Wilson of the Dolores County Sheriff’s Office will be implementing a stage 1 fire ban for all of Dolores County on Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 12:00 A.M. Stage 1 fire ban means the following:
June 15, 2021
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Effective June 16th San Juan National Forest and partners implement fire restrictions due to critical conditions
November 1, 2020
The Town of Dove Creek, Town of Rico and Dolores County have received CARES Act funds to help local businesses and non-profit organizations that have experienced business disruption due to COVID-19. Five hundred dollars ($500) is available to all eligible businesses within Dolores County.

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