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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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.
October 27, 2020
Durango, Colo., October 27, 2020 – The majority of the San Juan National Forest has received measurable rain and snowfall, and fire danger has moderated. Fire restrictions on the San Juan National Forest will be rescinded at 12:01 a.m. on October 28, 2020. This means that beginning on October 28, visitors to the forest may have a campfire.

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