Fishing

Are the fish in Lake Nighthorse safe to eat?

With Lake Nighthorse now open to the public, many people discovering the new waterway in Durango want to know: Is it OK to eat the fish? The simple answer is yes, but a deeper look into the...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court upholds flows for Dolores River

A state water court has upheld a controversial new in-stream flow right established by the Colorado Water Conservation Board for the Dolores River. In 2015, the state water board appropriated a 900...

DATE: April 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Outfitters focus on outdoor fun, adventure

Dolores Outfitters is bringing outdoor adventure back to town. The refurbished store and gas station at 341 Railroad Ave. specializes in camping, fishing, hunting, snowshoeing and boating gear,...

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

Colorado Parks and Wildlife launches updated purchasing system

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has launched its integrated purchasing system, a one-stop shop for CPW products, including hunting and fishing licenses, campsite reservations, OHV and snowmobile permit...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

McPhee managers plan to open reservoir early

McPhee Reservoir and San Juan National Forest officials are proposing to open the McPhee boat ramp two weeks earlier in mid-April for the 2018 motorized boating season. But in order to do so, the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces new purchasing system

Colorado Parks and Wildlife plans to move to a new purchasing system Jan. 1 that will serve as a one-stop shop for all CPW products. During the changeover, customers will not be able to make...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Idaho angler’s record-setting trout in Utah deemed invalid

SALT LAKE CITY – An Idaho man who caught a record-setting trout in Utah has been told his fish does not qualify for the record anymore because he caught it without a valid fishing license. Sidney...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Littered fishing line harms wildlife

Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges residents to leave no trace and never litter discarded monofilament (fishing line) during or after fishing. In early August, a dead osprey was found in the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Blasting operation set for Thursday afternoon in Hermosa area

Blasting operations are set to begin Thursday in Hermosa Creek Special Management Area behind Purgatory Resort as crews start to build a fish barrier for a cutthroat trout reintroduction program....

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Return of the native Colorado River cutthroat trout

When all is said and done, the upper reaches of Hermosa Creek, north of Durango, will have the largest continuous stretch of native Colorado River cutthroat trout in the state. “In Colorado, we’ve...

DATE: July 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fish barrier to be built on Hermosa Creek

Construction will begin Monday in the Hermosa Creek Special Management Area to erect a fish-migration barrier on Hermosa Creek as part of the Colorado River Cutthroat Trout Reintroduction Project....

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Outdoors