Lake Nighthorse

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West La Plata County residents one step closer to water

West La Plata County residents are one step closer to receiving water after the La Plata West Water Authority entered the final design phase of engineering this month on the construction of a...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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No-wake Lake Nighthorse petition draws 1,200 signatures

A petition aimed at preventing wakes on Lake Nighthorse was presented to the Durango City Council on Monday. Rose Chilcoat, with the Quiet Lake Nighthorse Coalition, delivered about 1,200...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Protection plan for Lake Nighthorse approved

A plan for protecting the archaeological sites around Lake Nighthorse when it opens to the public and during development was approved Tuesday by the Durango City Council. Councilor Dick White...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Petition calls for speed limit for boats on Lake Nighthorse

Hundreds of people are backing a petition calling for slow boating that creates no wake on Lake Nighthorse. The Quiet Lake Nighthorse Coalition formally launched its efforts last Saturday during...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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