Lake Nighthorse

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

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

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