Vallecito Reservoir

Arizona man spends night clinging to life vest in Vallecito Reservoir

An Arizona man in his early 20s was rescued Tuesday morning from Vallecito Reservoir after spending the night clinging to a life vest. Roy Vreeland, deputy chief with the Upper Pine River Fire...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Missing hikers east of Vallecito Lake found

Two missing hikers east of Vallecito Lake were found Saturday evening by Archuleta County officials, said Butch Knowlton, director of La Plata County Search and Rescue. La Plata County Search and...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito couple faces cancer, insurance uncertainty

In the months since Vallecito resident Connie Allen was diagnosed with breast cancer, the fear of losing affordable insurance has loomed over her. For Connie and her husband, Doug, owners of...

DATE: June 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Missing hiker found north of Vallecito Reservoir

La Plata County Search and Rescue found a 19-year-old Nebraska man who was reported missing Thursday above Vallecito Reservoir after he failed to return from a hike. Christian Clear, of Alliance,...

DATE: July 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Items of interest found in Dylan Redwine search

A five-day search for evidence connected with the death of 13-year-old Dylan Redwine uncovered items of interest, but, as expected, details about them are scant. The items were found within a...

DATE: July 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ongoing search aimed at ‘finding justice for Dylan’

MIDDLE MOUNTAIN – Investigators on Thursday combed the rugged wilderness above Vallecito Reservoir in search of more evidence in the death of Dylan Redwine, a 13-year-old boy who went missing in...

DATE: July 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito Marina open for summer

Saturday, May 28, was the start of a three-day weekend and the unofficial kickoff of the summer season, and it brought a sigh of relief to the marina operator and business owners in Vallecito....

DATE: June 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency crews rescue 72-year-old man after he falls from horse outside of Vallecito Reservoir

A 72-year-old man was rescued Sunday morning at a remote area outside Vallecito Reservoir after he fell off his horse. La Plata County Emergency Director Butch Knowlton said a report came in around...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rangers monitoring small fire in San Juans

The Columbine Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest is monitoring a small lighting-started fire that ignited Sunday between Lemon and Vallecito reservoirs. The fire was less than a tenth...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito Marina open in time for holiday

Just in time for one of the year’s biggest boating days, the new Vallecito Marina will open to the public for the first time this summer. There was a flurry of activity at the marina in the days...

DATE: July 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dylan Redwine’s mother files wrongful-death lawsuit

Two years and two days after her son’s partial remains were found on Middle Mountain, Elaine Hatfield Redwine filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her ex-husband, Mark Redwine. Hatfield filed the...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News