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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 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.
January 25, 2022
Get the latest information regarding permit requirements, the development and land use application process, important reminders and more. Click for more information.

Public Notices

December 1, 2022
Notice is hereby given that a Proposed Budget has been submitted to the West Dolores Cemetery Board, for the ensuing year of 2023. A copy of such proposed budget has been filed in the office of the Dolores County Commissioners where the same is open for public inspection at the Dolores County Commissioners office, 409 North Main, Dove Creek, Colorado during regular business hours (8:30a.m.
December 7, 2021
A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE CORTEZ JOURNAL AS THE NEWSPAPER FOR ALL OFFICIAL PUBLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND FURTHER AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY TO USE THE COUNTY WEBSITE AS MEANS OF PROVIDING NOTICE OF COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS AND AGENDAS PURSUANT TO CRS 24-6-402(2)(III) WAS ADOPTED AND RECORDED ON DECEMBER 6, 2021 AT A REGULARLY HELD MEETING OF THE DCBOCC.
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