Vallecito Marina did just fine in 2020. What will this summer bring?

The Vallecito Marina opens Saturday, and several local residents expect a strong season for recreation and the community’s economy. The marina is one of the main attractions for visitors to the...

DATE: April 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local 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

Dolores River Anglers seeks water quality protection for streams

The Dolores River Anglers Chapter of Trout Unlimited seeks to designate nine stream reaches in the Upper Dolores River watershed for Outstanding Waters status. The designation offers protection for...

DATE: April 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Dusty snow tied to shorter spring runoff in Southwest Colorado

The Southwest Colorado snowpack has seen five notable layers of dust this winter, each with the capacity to have a big impact on spring runoff. Little dark specks of dust absorb more solar...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water supply, wildfire concerns loom over spring, summer

Once again, Southwest Colorado’s prolonged drought is expected to bring a host of challenges over available water and fire danger in the coming months. “I’m really worried about the conditions we...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

How will Durango City Council candidates address the environment?

When it comes to the environment, Durango’s seven City Council candidates plan to focus on a wide-ranging list of issues, but one – wildfire management – rose to the top. The candidates are running...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango survey offers insight into wide-ranging water issues

Durango community members have a chance to weigh in on water issues – such as supply, quality and conservation – as the city of Durango updates its future water plans. Water is not a guarantee for...

DATE: March 16, 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

City wants input on recreation at Lake Nighthorse

The next recreation season at Lake Nighthorse is approaching, and the city of Durango has a question: What should recreational use look like this year? Lake Nighthorse, a reservoir and recreation...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

One, two, three storm punch for Southwest Colorado

Get ready for some snow in Southwest Colorado. A series of winter storms over the next few days are expected to bring much needed moisture to the region, said Mike Charnick, a meteorologist for the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shakeup at water district brings in new face to deal with old problems

A fresh face was appointed to the Southwestern Water Conservation District to bring new ideas to decades-old problems surrounding water in the arid Southwest – at least that’s the hope of La Plata...

DATE: Feb. 8, 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

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