Vallecito ice fishing tournament draws competitors from around country

The ice fishing tournament at Vallecito Reservoir completed its fifth year Saturday with a 5-pound catch and 153 participants from around the country. Competitors arrived early to attempt to snare...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Boy’s disqualification at Vallecito ice fishing tournament sparks uproar

The Vallecito Conservation and Sporting Association held its fifth annual ice fishing tournament Saturday, resulting in some winning catches and disputed results. The ice fishing tournament is the...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some Colorado water officials balk at Wall Street buying rights

The prospect of Wall Street buying water rights in Colorado has seemingly brought the water community on the Front Range and Western Slope together – a rare occurrence between two sides of the...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can NASA satellites help monitor snowpack across the American Southwest?

SILVERTON – Understanding how much snowpack lies in the mountains of the American Southwest is critical for communities in the region, and an unsung project led by NASA may bring the next great...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nordic skiing returns in full to Vallecito Reservoir

After years of dispute about jurisdiction, an agreement has been reached that will allow Nordic skiing to return to Vallecito Reservoir in full, which is expected to take effect this winter. For...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine, accused of killing 13-year-old son, Dylan, set for trial Thursday

The long-awaited trial for Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, begins Thursday. The homicide trial is perhaps the most high-profile case in...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine River low flows sign of tough season ahead

The Pine River has recorded some extremely low levels this month – possibly signaling tough seasons ahead for irrigators and fish alike. The Pine River Irrigation District, which manages the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield hunter encounters mountain lion: ‘Be good, kitty’

A Bayfield hunter’s video of a mountain lion, sitting silently 20 yards from him, has gained national media attention. “Hold on there kitty. I see you,” said Steve Shively, a resident near...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prolonged drought results in record-low flows on Animas River

The Animas River has been setting records this week – just not the good kind. All week, the Animas River has recorded record lows at a gauge station in Durango, which has been tracking flows on the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies after going off County Road 501 near Vallecito

A Durango man died this weekend after a driving off County Road 501 near Vallecito. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the wreckage was found by a passerby around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lemon Reservoir struggles to fill, while Vallecito nears capacity

Their land sits mere miles apart, but irrigators on the Florida River will likely have a shorter irrigation season than some of their neighbors on the Pine River in eastern La Plata County....

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine Fire dives into swift-water rescues

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District crew members went all in during swift-water rescue training at Vallecito Creek. The three-day certification training, taught by Arroyo Rescue and...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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