Fishing

Ash blamed for fish kill in Animas River

An ash flow likely caused a small fish kill in the Animas River north of Durango, and it is likely more fish will die as ash flows into the river from the 416 Fire burn scar. Leah Espinosa and her...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Anglers asked to pick right time of day to avoid stressing fish

Fish in streams and rivers across Southwest Colorado are likely stressed as water levels dwindle. Low flows and high temperatures lead to lower dissolved oxygen levels in the water, which can be...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces closure of some wildlife areas

Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Tuesday that some State Wildlife Areas in Southwest Colorado have closed to all public access. Several water-based wildlife areas and two state parks remain...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State wildlife commission to hold meeting in Cortez

The public is invited to attend the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the Cortez Conference Center. A full agenda includes presentations from...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fishing spots available for Colorado’s free fishing weekend

Fishing is free this weekend, and in Southwest Colorado, there are dozens of places to go. “Your fishin’ is our mission,” said John Alves, senior aquatic biologist for Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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