Vallecito

Mountain lion, too close for comfort, captured and sent to rehab

A 6-month-old mountain lion getting a little too close for comfort to homes and people around Vallecito was captured last weekend and sent to a rehabilitation center after wildlife officers...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

WATCH: Santa takes a break, skis on Vallecito Lake

Santa, it appears, took some time off from his Christmas delivery route to water ski on Vallecito Lake. Yes, the video was shot at the beginning of the decade, but Stan “Doc” Folsom, who dressed up...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After two-year closure, Nordic skiing may return in full to Vallecito Reservoir

The situation is looking a little brighter for people who want to Nordic ski around Vallecito Reservoir but have been prohibited from some popular areas after a dispute over user fees. For years,...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Logging starts on Middle Mountain, north of Vallecito

A logging operation for trees killed by the beetle outbreak has begun on Middle Mountain, north of Vallecito, which is expected to continue for the next three years. Joshua Merril-Exton, a timber...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rusty Shovel Saloon closes in Vallecito, focuses on Durango

VALLECITO – The Rusty Shovel Saloon, a bar and restaurant at Vallecito Reservoir, has closed after operating for five years in the small, lakeside community northeast of Durango. The saloon, known...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeowner shoots, kills bear in Vallecito

A homeowner in Vallecito on Sunday shot a bear displaying aggressive behavior and little fear of people, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. CPW spokesman Joe Lewandowski said the bear killed...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man thrown from horse requires helicopter transport to Mercy

A longtime Pine River Valley resident is expected to recover after being thrown from a horse last weekend and suffering injuries that required helicopter transport to Mercy Regional Medical Center....

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite cold spring, bears should have good natural food supply

A wet winter and spring should help keep bears fed and out of neighborhoods across Southwest Colorado. “Most of the bears are able to make an honest living,” said Matt Thorpe, area wildlife manager...

DATE: June 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traps set for bear burglar northeast of Durango

A bear destroyed the interior of a vehicle early Thursday near Vallecito Reservoir. It is at least the second incident in two weeks in which a bruin has broken into a vehicle near the lake...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear with pizza craving breaks into car near Vallecito

A bear that broke into a car early Tuesday near Vallecito Reservoir had a craving for pizza, but the bruin lumbered away with an empty stomach. “There wasn’t any food in the car,” said Abigail...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Video: Drone footage shows rescue of kayaker from Vallecito Creek

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District posted drone footage showing the rescue mission of an injured kayaker Tuesday on Vallecito Creek. Crews were able to extricate that man, which required...

DATE: April 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kayaker injured at dangerous rapid on Vallecito Creek

A kayaker required rescue Tuesday afternoon after getting injured at a dangerous Class 4 rapid on Vallecito Creek. Bruce Evans, fire chief for Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, said a call...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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