Highly invasive aquatic weed discovered in the Animas Valley

A highly invasive aquatic weed has been discovered in a number of ponds in the Animas Valley, putting the heat on to eradicate it before it enters the Animas River and, potentially, Lake...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anglers asked to stop fishing at noon daily on several Southwest Colorado rivers

Fishing pressure has caused “critical levels for trout survival” on several rivers in Southwest Colorado, leading Colorado Parks and Wildlife to ask anglers to curtail activity during the heat of...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anglers asked to stop fishing at noon daily on several Southwest Colorado rivers

Low flows and warm water temperatures have led Colorado Parks and Wildlife to ask anglers to curtail activity during the heat of the day on several rivers in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rising water temperatures threaten fish populations

With rising temperatures and prolonged drought, Southwest Colorado’s rivers and streams are increasingly running lower and warmer, creating an uncertain future for fish and other aquatic life....

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Historic landscape in Southwest Colorado now permanently protected

For 30 years, Tom Macy has been working to preserve a 65,000-acre swath of land in the Navajo River Watershed of Southwest Colorado. As the Western representative for The Conservation Fund, an...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recently hired Southwestern Water Conservation District director fired

The Southwestern Water Conservation District’s newly hired executive director was fired recently for not meeting job performance expectations, said the district’s board president, Bob Wolff. For...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lemon Reservoir struggles to fill, while Vallecito nears capacity

Their land sits mere miles apart, but irrigators on the Florida River will likely have a shorter irrigation season than some of their neighbors on the Pine River in eastern La Plata County....

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rare cutthroat trout, saved in 416 Fire, set to be released back into the wild

While firefighting crews were in the throes of battling the 416 Fire as it rapidly spread through the San Juan National Forest north of Durango in June 2018, an unlikely rescue mission was being...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Southwest Colorado’s ‘mega-drought’ raises wildfire concerns

Extreme drought has crept back into Southwest Colorado. This time last year, after the winter of 2018-19 brought significant snowpack to the Rocky Mountains, headlines and reports across the West...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forecast for Animas River flows doesn’t look rosy

The forecast for the spring runoff on the Animas River does not look promising: below-average water volumes, a below-average peak flow and an early snowpack melt. “I think, unfortunately, it’s one...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Key stakeholders emphasize collaboration at Western water event

What happens when key stakeholders in Southwestern water management come together at the same table? Competing uses and the need for collaboration become more clear, and the path to solutions...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water dock repaired

The Dolores water dock has been repaired and went back in service Feb. 14. Damage from vandalism forced the unit to close Feb. 6. Somebody pried up the base plate, which disabled the coin operator...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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