Vallecito Reservoir

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Redwine case has ‘person of interest’

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office investigators said Wednesday they have identified a “person of interest” in the Dylan Redwine case after a former FBI criminal profiler was hired to help create...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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High court sets back mercury rules

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday against the Obama administration’s attempt to limit power-plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants, but it may be only a temporary...

DATE: June 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News