Power boating

McPhee Reservoir boat ramp will open Saturday

The San Juan National Forest’s Dolores Ranger District will open the main McPhee boat ramp to motorized vessels on Saturday. Hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. until May 1, then 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Motorized...

DATE: April 10, 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

McPhee likely to fill for farmers’ irrigation needs

Thanks to recent improvements in snowpack, full-service irrigators of McPhee Reservoir are expected to get a full supply this farming season, officials report. But it will take a miracle from the...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

McPhee managers plan to open reservoir early

McPhee Reservoir and San Juan National Forest officials are proposing to open the McPhee boat ramp two weeks earlier in mid-April for the 2018 motorized boating season. But in order to do so, the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Access to McPhee Reservoir improves at Sage Hen

To better accommodate the public, the San Juan National Forest has improved access to McPhee Reservoir from the Sage Hen area west of Dolores. County Road X and side roads that lead to the...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma County commissioners vote to restrict Sage Hen road access

Montezuma County commissioners voted this week to continue the temporary closure of County Road X in the Sage Hen area until Nov. 30. The closure of Road X and side roads to McPhee Reservoir is to...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Invasive species concern limits Vallecito Reservoir access

The Pine River Irrigation District and the Bureau of Reclamation have closed several informal boat-launching sites at Vallecito Reservoir to prevent the introduction of aquatic invasive species....

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Electra Lake open to public after dam repairs

After being closed to the public for the past two years because of dam repairs, Electra Lake is reopening to limited public access until Oct. 31. “We’re going to be very careful about not...

DATE: June 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Lake Marina hosting June 13 event

Navajo Lake Marina is inviting the public to its “Welcome to the Water” event June 13. The marina, located in New Mexico just south of the Colorado border and about 50 miles from Durango, has a...

DATE: May 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

Revamped ramp now open at Navajo Lake

After undergoing major repairs, the boat ramp at Navajo State Park now is open to the general public for boat launching. The boat ramp was resurfaced and extended another 300 feet into the...

DATE: April 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don’t miss the boat; get them ready now

As the spring season emerges and temperatures begin to rise, Colorado Parks and Wildlife suggests now is the time to properly de-winterize boats to make sure they’re functional. Many state parks...

DATE: March 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Outdoors