Lake Nighthorse

Lake Nighthorse revenue, visitation fall short in 2018

The city of Durango has high expectations for Lake Nighthorse’s second season after a somewhat rocky first year with lower-than-expected revenue and visitation. The lake was closed for nine days...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police looking for ‘lost and cold’ hunter

Durango Police are looking for a man who illegally entered an office trailer at Lake Nighthorse and left a note saying he was “lost and cold.” The man was caught on surveillance camera about 6 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 19, 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

In western La Plata County, tap water may soon flow

BREEN – The vision of taking water out of the Animas River and delivering it to homes in western La Plata County, known for its lack of available water, is inching closer to reality. Residents on...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire, construction hurt Lake Nighthorse revenue

The 416 Fire and boat ramp reconstruction are likely responsible for lower-than-expected visitation and revenue at Lake Nighthorse this summer. The lake has generated about $60,123, and the city...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango will soon take comments on e-bikes

Electronic bikes on the city’s paved trails have been allowed for 10 months under a pilot program, and soon the city will look to hear from the public about how things are going. City of Durango...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Updated: Want to do something outside? Here’s what’s open (and closed)

Extreme fire danger has prompted mass closures of trails, Forest Service land and city open spaces. But not all of Durango’s outdoor playgrounds are closed; many trails and recreation areas remain...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parking lot repairs to limit access at Lake Nighthorse

The city of Durango and Bureau of Reclamation recently announced that motorized boating and launching boats from trailers at Lake Nighthorse will begin Saturday and continue through Memorial Day on...

DATE: May 17, 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

Lake Nighthorse dedication honors years of hard work

Officials gathered Monday to celebrate the opening of Lake Nighthorse and the 50 years of work behind the reservoir that sits in Ridges Basin, southwest of downtown Durango. “My heart is full...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse delays motor boating until May 19

The city of Durango announced a four-day delay in the start of motorized boating on Lake Nighthorse. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is repairing the parking lot where the boat ramp is located, and...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local waters roiled by scallywags and weeds

When Lake Nighthorse made its debut, the city emphatically said that motorized boats would not be allowed until May. Yet the photo commemorating Opening Day showed this boat clearly cruising along...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

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