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

Vallecito snowblower race a test of speed

Many residents have honed their snow-moving skills in the last few days, and next weekend about a dozen could put their talents to the test at the Vallecito Lake Snowblower Race. “It started out...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly half of the Nordic skiing trails at Vallecito Reservoir could remain closed this winter

Nearly half the Nordic skiing trails at Vallecito Reservoir are expected to remain closed this winter until issues lingering from last year over user fees can be resolved. “We were hoping to get it...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito Creek receives water rights protections

Water rights have been secured to protect fish and other aquatic life on a stretch of Vallecito Creek, northeast of Durango. The Division Seven Water Court last week issued a decree to the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito Creek turns orange after intense rain cell hits high country

Vallecito-area residents woke up Friday morning to the sight of Vallecito Creek running orange. But no, it was not another Gold King Mine spill. Butch Knowlton, La Plata County’s director for the...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Service dog owner butts heads with Vallecito restaurant

A man who says he was discriminated against for having a service dog in a restaurant earlier this month in Vallecito has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice’s disability rights...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vallecito, Ignacio businesses prepare for bikers for Labor Day

How do local businesses prepare for Labor Day weekend without a bike rally? This is not the first time the organized motorcycle rally in Ignacio has fallen by the wayside, to be replaced quickly...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine waives extradition, will be brought to Durango

Mark Redwine, the man suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, waived his right to an extradition hearing Tuesday in a Bellingham, Washington, courtroom. As a result, the La Plata County...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman calls off search for Dylan Redwine’s remains

A community search for Dylan Redwine’s remains northeast of Vallecito Reservoir has been called off after his father’s arrest. The eight-day search was scheduled to start Friday and conclude Aug....

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: County Road 501 reopens after propane truck crash

County Road 501 near Vallecito Lake was closed for a couple of hours Monday afternoon after a truck carrying propane crashed, according to Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. Driscoll said...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, friends remember Dylan Redwine

With pizza, sodas, balloons and cake, it could have been a typical birthday party for any 18-year-old. Except the teen is gone. More than four years after his disappearance, friends and family...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, friends to gather to remember Dylan Redwine

Dylan Redwine’s mother and friends will gather Monday – on what would have been his 18th birthday – at Dylan’s memorial bench at Pine River Cemetery. The boy disappeared just before Thanksgiving...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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