Lake Nighthorse

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 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | 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

First rescue mission on Lake Nighthorse is for Otto the dog

Turns out the first official rescue mission on Lake Nighthorse was for a 3-year-old pup named Otto who went overboard when his owner’s single-person sailboat capsized after winds picked up Sunday....

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiny anglers first to experience Lake Nighthorse

Makayla Salazar, the first person to catch a fish in Lake Nighthorse, is too young to remember the construction of the long-awaited lake. Lake Nighthorse was approved by Congress in 1968 to fulfill...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What you need to know about Lake Nighthorse opening

Lake Nighthorse opens for recreation Sunday. It is a moment decades in the making. First approved by Congress in 1968 to fulfill a water rights settlement with Native American tribes, it was scaled...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protecting Native American artifacts at Lake Nighthorse

With the anticipated opening of Lake Nighthorse, local agencies are gearing up for the daunting task of protecting the many Native American cultural sites at risk to looting and vandalism. “If you...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango identifies ‘quiet’ days on Lake Nighthorse

Durango City Council approved a revised operations plan for Lake Nighthorse on Tuesday that sets aside Mondays and Wednesdays each week for quiet use. The new rules will be enforced when the lake...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Quiet lake’ supporters concerned Lake Nighthorse rules predetermined

As the opening day for Lake Nighthorse approaches, residents who support a quiet lake are concerned Durango city officials have already made decisions, making the latest round of public-input...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News