Lake Nighthorse

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

A glimmer of progress?

Opening Lake Nighthorse for recreation has been as tough a sell as getting the construction of its home – a 1,500-surface acre reservoir in Ridges Basin – approved and built in the first place. In...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Web page urges Lake Nighthorse protest

A Facebook page is promoting a protest at Lake Nighthorse Saturday, but it’s unclear who is behind the page and if people will show up. The page said the goal of “Occupy Nighthorse” is to have Lake...

DATE: July 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

No play at Lake Nighthorse this year

The Bureau of Reclamation gave vague reassurances Wednesday that progress is being made to open Lake Nighthorse for recreation but few details. Kathleen Ozga, resource manager with the bureau’s...

DATE: June 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public meeting planned on Lake Nighthorse

The Bureau of Reclamation plans to hold a public meeting June 18 to update residents on progress toward opening Lake Nighthorse for recreational use. A news release from Ed Warner, Western Colorado...

DATE: May 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Powell could ‘call’ on regional reservoirs

Water shortages from a persistent drought in the Southwest have left Lake Powell dangerously low, threatening operation of the Glen Canyon Dam hydroelectric power plant relied on by 5.8 million...

DATE: May 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Udall and Bennet request plan for Lake Nighthorse

Lake Nighthorse won’t open in 2014, but some, including the state’s U.S. senators, hope to speed the process. The frustration surrounding Lake Nighthorse found a fresh voice Thursday as Sens. Mark...

DATE: May 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Durango levels need boost

As a dry summer is most likely in the cards, the Lake Durango Water Authority wants to bolster, by any means, the reserve of water it has in Lake Durango for 1,200 customers southwest of Durango....

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nighthorse hangups test patience

The frustration about lack of recreation at Lake Nighthorse was heard loud and clear at the Animas-La Plata Water Conservancy District meeting in Marvel last week. Conspicuous by their absence were...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Lake Durango users, water is low

The welcome monsoon rains have more than settled the dust, but they’ve done little for Lake Durango water customers. The estimated 1,200 Lake Durango Water Authority customers are under Stage 3...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Opening Lake Nighthorse by 2014? Hold your horses

In defiance of gravity, water from the Animas River is piped 600 feet up the hillside from Santa Rita Park to Lake Nighthorse reservoir.The pumps are so powerful that they could suck the Animas...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News