Lake Nighthorse

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

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

Day use proposed for Lake Nighthorse in draft assessment

Recreationists are inching closer to enjoying the waters of Lake Nighthorse , now that the Bureau of Reclamation has released a draft environmental assessment with a proposal for recreational use....

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse assessment available soon for comment

An environmental assessment and other documentation on Lake Nighthorse may soon be available for public review and comment, bringing residents a step closer to recreational use, U.S. Bureau of...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse water-rights settlement pushed to Jan. 15

A ruling on the settlement agreement reached last month in the years-long Animas-La Plata Project legal battle over water rights to Lake Nighthorse was continued to Jan. 15. Chief District Judge...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water rights stakeholders able to reach settlement in Animas - La Plata Project

A collective sigh of relief was let out in 6th Judicial District Court on Monday after a settlement was reached by several local agencies with a stake in the water rights of the Animas-La Plata...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds plot recreation work at Lake Nighthorse

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has plans to build an entrance station and boat-decontamination station at Lake Nighthorse, according to Brent Rheese, the bureau’s Upper Colorado River regional...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A failure to launch

On paper, the boat dock, trails and other amenities that would fulfill common dreams for Lake Nighthorse have support from all the groups that govern the area. But questions about maintaining water...

DATE: April 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse construction likely this summer

Construction on some facilities at Lake Nighthorse could start this summer, after the Ute tribes expressed support for recreation. The letters of support will allow the Bureau of Reclamation to...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s councilors back tribe’s water request

The Durango City Council signed a resolution Tuesday supporting the delivery of water from Lake Nighthorse to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. “This water would really help our future,” Chairman Manuel...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

First kokanee spawning at Nighthorse

LAKE NIGHTHORSE – From a platform tethered 100 feet offshore, members of a Colorado Parks and Wildlife team spawned kokanee salmon in Lake Nighthorse for the first time. Members of this first...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News