Input sought on reservoir recreation

Officials are looking to the public to shape the face of recreation at Lake Nighthorse, the reservoir filling southwest of town.A series of public meetings has been scheduled Nov. 10 through Jan....

DATE: Oct. 28, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightner Creek runoff fouling Animas River

Lightner Creek is at it again. It would be hard to be a resident of the area, or even a visitor, and not notice the “stain” of gray-brown water that Lightner Creek is introducing into the Animas....

DATE: Oct. 23, 2010 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

No trespassing

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has overcome environmentalist protests, uncertain funding, project downsizing and cost overruns to bring the decades-old Animas-La Plata Project to completion. Now...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Salazar vows to protect habitat

U.S. Rep. John Salazar on Friday announced plans to protect two areas of important wildlife habitat near Durango that have been considered recently for gas and oil development.Under proposed...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monument to honor A-LP donors

A site overlooking Lake Nighthorse has been graded to accommodate a commemorative monument honoring those who contributed over the years to the construction of the reservoir, the focal point of the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

National Guard lends a hand

Regular users of the Animas River Trail might have noticed several tons of boulders piled up on the side of the trail near the Wastewater Treatment Plant at Santa Rita Park.The rocks are part of a...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

One fish, two fish

The Colorado Division of Wildlife’s biennial fish population survey began Tuesday on the Animas River between Durango High School and the Ninth Street bridge.The other stretch of the Animas to be...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Saving Silver Ledge

RED MOUNTAIN PASS – The weather-worn headframe of the Silver Ledge Mine, visible from U.S. Highway 550 north of Silverton, is a reminder that evidence of San Juan County’s mining legacy is in...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandals cut down gates at whitewater park

Among the technical whitewater skills world champion kayaker Cathy Hearn can teach you is re-installing slalom gates.“Most of us have done it now,” she said of feeding twine line by boat from one...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

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