Lake Nighthorse

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

Have any ideas for Lake Nighthorse recreation?

Herald staff report The city of Durango will hold an open house and public meeting to consider options for shared recreational use at Lake Nighthorse Tuesday at Durango Community Recreation Center,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council approves annexation of Lake Nighthorse

Durango City Council unanimously approved the annexation of Lake Nighthorse on Tuesday evening, a step toward opening the area April 1. “I think it’s thrilling,” said Councilor Sweetie Marbury,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workshop set to discuss Lake Nighthorse recreation

A workshop to examine recreation at Lake Nighthorse will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. March 1 at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. The public process and options for shared motorized...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango and water district consider $200,000 pipeline to tap Lake Nighthorse

A new pipeline could bring Durango residents closer to receiving drinking water from Lake Nighthorse. The city and La Plata-Archuleta Water District will likely split the cost of a new $200,000...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council commits to opening Lake Nighthorse on April 1

Durango City Council unanimously committed to opening Lake Nighthorse on April 1 and forming an advisory group to help guide the management of the area. “I for one really want to hear what a...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse gets OK for annexation, zoning

Despite reluctance and some skepticism about projected operational costs and revenues from fees that will be brought in by recreationalists at Lake Nighthorse, annexing and zoning the 1,500...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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