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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August 9, 2022
The event is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to bring photos along with medical and dental records of their missing loved ones. If families would like to provide DNA (cheek swabs) at the event, two biologically related family members of the missing person are encouraged (not required) to attend.
July 14, 2022
Saturday August 6, 2022 Do you have tires lying around? Want to get rid of them? Bring them to the Dolores County Transfer Station on August 6, 2022 between 9a.m. and 5p.m. or until event limit reached.
June 27, 2022
Dear Dolores County Residents:

Public Notices

July 6, 2022
Beginning on July 1, 2022, the Dolores County Board of County Commissioners will sit as the County Board of Equalization in the regular public meeting location, 8477 Rd 7.7, Dove Creek Colorado 81324, to review the assessment roll of all taxable property located in the County, as prepared by the Assessor, and to hear appeals from determinations of the County Assessor.
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.

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