Animas-La Plata Project

La Plata County water board rep appointed president

La Plata County’s representative on the Southwestern Water Conservation District board was appointed board president on Tuesday, and the Dolores County representative will serve as vice president. ...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Policy considered to address cost, use of Nighthorse water

The Animas-La Plata Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Association is drafting a policy allowing for future use of the Animas-La Plata Project’s water for construction, maintenance and other...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse to Dryside pipeline construction begins

Standing on a slope above Lake Nighthorse on a sunny Wednesday morning, La Plata Water Conservancy District President Brice Lee told a crowd of about 50 water stakeholders, “Water is like...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Colorado state Sen. Jim Isgar dies at 64

Standing on his deep roots in La Plata County, former state Sen. Jim Isgar may have made his largest mark on the state’s agricultural community. Two months shy of his 65th birthday, he died in...

DATE: March 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Settlement reached over rights to Animas River water

A settlement over diversion and storage rights to Animas River water was rubber-stamped this week, ending more than two years of negotiations and laying the groundwork for regional entities to...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse assessment available soon for comment

An environmental assessment and other documentation on Lake Nighthorse may soon be available for public review and comment, bringing residents a step closer to recreational use, U.S. Bureau of...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local icon Fred Kroeger dies at 97

Whether you call him the epitome of the Greatest Generation or the man who would not give up, former Durango Mayor Frederick V. Kroeger, who died Saturday at 97, left a legacy for generations of...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse water-rights settlement pushed to Jan. 15

A ruling on the settlement agreement reached last month in the years-long Animas-La Plata Project legal battle over water rights to Lake Nighthorse was continued to Jan. 15. Chief District Judge...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water rights stakeholders able to reach settlement in Animas - La Plata Project

A collective sigh of relief was let out in 6th Judicial District Court on Monday after a settlement was reached by several local agencies with a stake in the water rights of the Animas-La Plata...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds plot recreation work at Lake Nighthorse

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has plans to build an entrance station and boat-decontamination station at Lake Nighthorse, according to Brent Rheese, the bureau’s Upper Colorado River regional...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A failure to launch

On paper, the boat dock, trails and other amenities that would fulfill common dreams for Lake Nighthorse have support from all the groups that govern the area. But questions about maintaining water...

DATE: April 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water negotiations underway

Negotiators from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Western Colorado area office of the Bureau of Reclamation opened negotiations Monday on the tribe’s use of water from Lake Nighthorse. The...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News