Coronavirus flushed Colorado rafting in 2020

Colorado’s river communities endured a $36 million decline in commercial rafter spending in 2020, all flushed downriver in the pandemic. Colorado’s rafting industry hosted 112,000 fewer commercial...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Animas River projected to stay low over coming months

Snowmelt season is in full swing, but one may not know that by looking at the Animas River, which this week more closely resembles a slow trickle through Durango than a roaring, muddy torrent more...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two popular lakes north of Durango impacted by maintenance projects

Two popular lakes for recreation north of Durango that were drained in 2019 will be impacted this summer as a result of maintenance projects. Xcel Energy spokesman Randy Fordice said in an email to...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Days to return this year

Durango’s Animas River Days is back on, according to event organizers. Every year since 1983, the river-running festival has been held in Santa Rita Park at the Durango Whitewater Park. It features...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Confluence of rivers, people drive career path for Barb Horn

“The care of rivers is not a question of rivers, but of the human heart.” – Shozo Tanaka, 19th-century Japanese politician When Barb Horn reads these lines from Shozo Tanaka, considered Japan’s...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River, once again, sets record low flow

Once again, the Animas River has recorded a record low flow, according to a gauge in Durango with more than a century’s worth of data collecting. Before this winter, the previous low flow at the...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango project trumps plan for a play wave on the Animas River

With efforts to construct a play wave for river runners in the Animas River at the 29th Street put-in falling flat, the city of Durango will instead conduct regular maintenance and stream bank...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Test run for Lake Nighthorse release?

Will 2021 be the year water is finally released from Lake Nighthorse in Durango to downstream users in New Mexico? The answer should become clearer Wednesday. The San Juan Water Commission in New...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some Colorado water officials balk at Wall Street buying rights

The prospect of Wall Street buying water rights in Colorado has seemingly brought the water community on the Front Range and Western Slope together – a rare occurrence between two sides of the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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