Press Release

Oil and Gas Property Tax Revenue in Decline

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.

Dolores County needs to come up with a viable plan that is low cost to its residents but will recoup the loss of Oil and Gas revenue from the last few years, and secure the uncertainty of Operating Grants and Contributions, while placing the burden on every individual passing through doing business in our County, not just Property Owners.

State SAR Fund

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. But, you say, if I buy a fishing or hunting license, or register an off-highway vehicle, snowmobile or boat in Colorado I am paying for SAR, right? Sort of. Fifty cents of your license goes into the State SAR fund.

Notice of Special Event Application

Notice is hereby given that: Ride of the Ancients (ROTA) has submitted a Special Events application to the Board of Dolores County Commissioners.

The intended use is for: A cycling even on Dolores County Roads

The location of the event will begin and end at the Dolores River Brewery, up the hill past the Boggy Draw turnoff on Road 31 (Dolores-Norwood Road) to the Groundhog Reservoir turnoff on F533, and F611 to Dunton and back to Dolores on F535 depending on the route you choose.

Resolution Designation

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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