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Free the Park to be a Park!

Town Hall Asbestos abatement begins on June 10th and will take 4-6 weeks. The Demolition project will start on or about July 22nd.

Flanders Park will soon only be a park for everyone to enjoy!

An Explanation of the New ½ Cent Tax Increase

Thank you voters and citizens of the Town of Dolores, you passed a .005 tax increase for the maintenance of our roads. This ½ penny will help us pay for mag chloride to keep the dust down on the streets, continue to motor grade the streets to eliminate potholes, fix curbs and gutters, and pay for maintenance personel.

What this means to your pocketbook: For every dollar you spend at the food market you get charged a ½ a penny. Technically this is a rounding issue that now comes to the town to pay for maintenance. Here is a chart for further understanding:

Grant Opportunity

The Nonprofit Infrastructure (NPI) Grant Program is a statewide grant program for small, community-based nonprofit organizations that provide services to communities that have historically been underrepresented, underserved, or under-resourced. The grant is designed for nonprofits in historically-marginalized communities that need help building capacity following the COVID-19 pandemic. This program is administered under the direction of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).

Proposed Federal Protection for Dolores River

A bill aiming to protect 76 miles of the Dolores River appears poised for passage. The measure was reintroduced this spring by Senator Michael Bennet after it ran out of time in the 2022 session. The legislation has bi-partisan support, including an identical companion bill in the House introduced by Representative Lauren Boebert.

Recycling Tips and Tricks

Four Corners Recycling Initiative provides free recycling drop off sites in Dolores and Mancos as well as at the Public Lands Office.

The large bins accept:

  • Cardboard (no plastic attached and please flatten boxes the bins fill quickly)
  • Plastic 1 & 2 (please rinse out)
  • Paper (no newspaper-newspaper will contaminate the entire bin of paper)
  • Mixed metals

Recycling Center Locations

Dolores Recreation Access and Infrastructure Improvement Project - Notice of Opportunity to Object

The San Juan National Forest has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) and draft decision notice and finding of no significant impact (DN/FONSI) for the Dolores Recreation Access and Infrastructure Improvement Project. The proposed action is to be located on the Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest, in three discrete locations, including the Boggy Draw trail system, the Transfer Horse Campground Horse Corral, and Forest Service Road 385.


Town of Dolores

601 Central Avenue
PO Box 630
Dolores, CO 81323

(970) 882-7720

Office Hours

Lobby is open Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch

Lunch hour business available by request 970-882-7720

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