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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

Vallecito marina reopens after legal dispute reaches resolution

Vallecito Marina, 18 miles northeast of Durango, will open this weekend after a legal dispute among managers put its reopening date for the summer season in jeopardy. After months of negotiations,...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hiker rescued near Vallecito Lake

A hiker who injured his leg Tuesday near Vallecito Lake required emergency rescue, according to Upper Pine River Fire Protection Chief Bruce Evans. Around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a call came into...

DATE: April 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito reservoir managers aim to resolve contract disputes before summer season

Vallecito water and recreation managers are trying to resolve contract disputes so the marina can reopen by May 15, the start of recreation season. But a recently released government report reveals...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eastern La Plata mobilizes neighbors to prepare for COVID-19 outbreak

Upper Pine Fire Protection District, its board and its neighboring communities are in the process of creating the first ever Eastern La Plata Incident Management Team to aid in the COVID-19...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are city slickers escaping to Vallecito? Lake community sets up neighborhood watch

The weekend before the statewide stay-at-home order, the roads around Vallecito Lake were filled with cars, some with out-of-state license plates. “When you have people from Vegas walking into the...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield trustee candidates prioritize recreation economy

Bayfield Board of Trustees candidates emphasized the local economy, recreation and activities for children in the weeks leading up to the April 7 municipal elections. Residents who live within town...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito marina is closed during legal dispute among managers

Recreation at Vallecito Reservoir is temporarily frozen – literally and legally – because of a legal dispute between the groups managing the lake. Two managing groups – the nonprofit Vallecito...

DATE: Feb. 20, 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

Vallecito’s newest restaurant brings ‘mountain man’ culture to life

VALLECITO – At the Fur Trappers Steakhouse and Bar at Vallecito Lake, co-owner Cheryl Marable raced around checking temperatures, waiting on tables, placing orders and managing operations. Marable,...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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