Lake Nighthorse

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Bureau of Reclamation OKs Lake Nighthorse lease

The Bureau of Reclamation recently approved a lease agreement that will allow the city of Durango to manage recreation at Lake Nighthorse. The city approved the 25-year lease in January, and the...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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City signs lease for Lake Nighthorse

The Durango City Council approved a long-awaited lease Tuesday that will allow the city to manage recreation at Lake Nighthorse. “We have been waiting for this to be on the agenda since 2009,”...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Most public commenters wanted motorboat-free Lake Nighthorse

More than 250 public comments submitted on Lake Nighthorse recreation focused overwhelmingly on the most common complaint surrounding the lake’s management: keep motorized boats out of the water....

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lake Nighthorse to open seasonally to motorized boating

A final environmental assessment was released Monday for the Lake Nighthorse recreation plan, which will open waters to motorized boating for portions of the year. The Bureau of Reclamation chose...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Parks and Wildlife giving away salmon at Lake Nighthorse

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is giving away kokanee salmon to fishing license holders at Lake Nighthorse on Nov. 4, 11 and 18. Recipients must present a 2016 Colorado fishing license and should...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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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

Lake Nighthorse turn lane work to begin Tuesday

Construction on a left turn lane on County Road 210 to access a boat ramp at Lake Nighthorse is expected to begin Tuesday and continue through October. La Plata County hired Four Corners Materials ...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office gets new boat, organizes dive team

In November 2012, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office led a search of Vallecito Reservoir for missing teenager Dylan Redwine. But it needed the help of a dive team and turned to the New Mexico...

DATE: June 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office gets new boat, organizes dive team

In November 2012, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office led a search of Vallecito Reservoir for missing teenager Dylan Redwine. But it needed the help of a dive team and turned to the New Mexico...

DATE: May 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Public comment on Lake Nighthorse ends May 25

The window for public comments on a draft environmental assessment regarding recreational use at Lake Nighthorse will close next week. Wednesday is the last day the public can submit comments,...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lake Nighthorse road project moves forward

A project for a turning lane on County Road 210 accessing Lake Nighthorse is expected to go to bid next month. “This has been budgeted several years, but we didn’t want to get ahead of ourselves...

DATE: April 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Efforts to bring Lake Nighthorse water to the thirsty begin

After years of planning, a key constituent to water security in southwest La Plata County is on its way. A 4.6-mile pipeline that will carry water from Lake Nighthorse to Lake Durango went to bid...

DATE: April 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news