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.
February 24, 2022
The Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center has been announced.

Public Notices

September 27, 2022
September 22, 2022
Notice of a public hearing to consider whether Dolores County will participate in the Colorado Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program
August 22, 2022
The Board of County Commissioners acting as the Board of Health will hold a public hearing on October 3, at 10:30 a.m. to consider revisions to the Dolores County Onsite Wastewater Treatment System.

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