Photos: Catch-free kokanee

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse to close for season

Lake Nighthorse will close for the season Nov. 14 and reopen sometime in April. Durango Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz said visits to the lake and revenue projections are below...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman fly fishes 52 rivers in 52 weeks

Shelley Walchak fell in love with fly fishing like a teenage girl falls in love with a boy. She was about 59 at the time, so older than a teenager, but the draw was similar. The woods and the water...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Reeling in a win

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pastorius Reservoir to be drained as result of illegal fish stocking

For the second time in 20 years, Pastorius Reservoir will have to be drained because someone illegally stocked it with northern pike, an invasive species considered highly dangerous to native...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Casting a line at Haviland Lake

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thousands of endangered fish found in San Juan River

At a little known waterfall on a remote part of the San Juan River, more than a thousand endangered fish, previously unaccounted for, have been found in populations that are thriving – a...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Trout species thought to be extinct found alive in Southwest Colorado

A native species of trout thought to be extinct was found alive and well recently in Southwest Colorado. Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced the discovery of a “unique genetic lineage” of the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Repairs force drainage of Groundhog Reservoir; no bag limit on fish

Malfunctioning dam equipment discovered this week at Groundhog Reservoir has forced Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. to begin draining the lake in order to make repairs, officials report. As a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos State Park and Jackson Gulch Reservoir open to the public

“I caught it all by myself!” Rylee Sanchez, 5, said excitedly after catching a fish in the Jackson Gulch Reservoir at the Mancos State Park. Sanchez was fishing with her father, Matt, on Monday,...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parks and Wildlife saves 300 fish from 416 Fire’s deadly runoff

About 300 fish in the Animas River were saved Wednesday from the deadly runoff from the 416 Fire that in recent days has killed thousands of fish in the stretch north of Durango down to the New...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir fishing abounds in Southwest Colorado

Durango resident Samantha Brow is an avid high-country creek angler, but she tried her skills at Groundhog Reservoir in western Colorado on July 1 and was happy that she did. “We paddled onto the...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

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