Dolores County

Dolores County, Colorado

PO Box 608
Dove Creek, CO 81324
Phone: (970) 677-2383
Fax: (970) 677-2815

On southwestern border of CO, south of Grand Junction; organized Feb 19, 1881 from Ouray County. Name Origin: For the Dolores River, which runs through it; from Spanish Rio de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores, ' River of Our Lay of Sorrows.'

Area (sq mi):: 1068.09 (land 1066.97; water 1.13) Population per square mile: 1.70
Population 2005: 1,827 State rank: 59 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 22.60% Population 2000: 1,844 (White 92.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 3.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 4.40%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 42.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,106; median household $32,196; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,180-$24,384
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 25.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Senators Michael Bennet (D) and Cory Gardner (R), along with Representative Scott Tipton (R), today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to convey about four acres of Forest Service land to Dolores County for the location of a new fire station along the West Fork of the Dolores River.
This bipartisan legislation-drafted in consultation with Dolores County and the Forest Service-is a win for homeowners and emergency responders in the West Fork," Bennet said.
Located on the border of the San Juan National Forest, Dolores County is in critical need of a fire station.
Tenders are invited for installation of dropped ceilings and lighting in the dolores county courthouse.
Notes: the dolores county maintenance department will be holding a required pre-bid meeting on october 30th at 9:00 a.
Notes: mandatory pre-bid meeting: september 7, 2017 at 9:00 am in the dolores county commissioners room, 409 n main, dove creek, co.
The Paradox Community Trust has invited applications for technical support from small enterprises and local entrepreneurs sited in select communities of the Paradox Basin region, including western San Miguel County, Egnar, Norwood and Redvale, western Montrose County, Naturita, Nucla, Paradox and portions of Dolores County, Rico and Dove Creek.