Water

Hot, dry summer calls for wise watering

Colorado has faced higher-than-normal temperatures this summer, with several fires burning and severe fire restrictions declared statewide. The hot weather is anticipated to continue into...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sewer repairs along U.S. Highway 550/160 could take days

A manhole on U.S. Highway 550/160 near Santa Rita Park partially collapsed on a sewer pipe midday Friday causing sewage to spill over the highway, the Animas River Trail and some made its way to...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir levels in Southwest Colorado hit 16-year low

The drought and paltry winter snowpack are wreaking havoc on water supplies for reservoirs and irrigators in Southwest Colorado. Narraguinnep and Groundhog reservoirs are at their lowest levels in...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Parks and Wildlife to conduct work in Hermosa Creek

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct treatment, as part of an initiative to restore native Colorado River cutthroat trout populations in the Hermosa Creek area, Tuesday and Wednesday to...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural La Plata County residents in a pinch for water

Residents in rural La Plata County are feeling the pinch of Durango’s decision to cut off new customers at its water dock. “The urban communities that have water docks, in my opinion, have a...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Red Mesa Reservoir must make improvements or face demolition

RED MESA The clock is ticking for managers at Red Mesa Reservoir who have six years to raise millions of dollars for state-ordered repairs to prevent the dam’s demolition. “It’s going to be a...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse water makes it to western La Plata County

The long-awaited vision of Lake Nighthorse supplying water to the parched, water-strapped western part of La Plata County is finally coming to fruition. This spring, a pipeline was completed that...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Code violations delay opening of Mancos RV park

In a lengthy meeting on Wednesday, the Mancos Town Board voted to extend a development agreement with the owner of an RV park originally scheduled to open July 4. The town board approved a...

DATE: July 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

McPhee Reservoir water inflow is lowest since dam was built

Inflow into McPhee Reservoir from the Dolores River has dropped to a historic low, falling below the 2002 levels that were the previous driest year since the reservoir was built. As a result,...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos imposes water restrictions amid drought conditions

The town of Mancos is implementing mild water-use restrictions to prepare for potential shortages later this year. Town Administrator Heather Alvarez has announced that the town would be...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reducing personal water use in small ways adds up

The small ways people can reduce water use in their day-to-day lives can be especially important during a drought. Education about water conservation is important in both rainy years and dry years,...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burro Fire grows to 3,400 acres; rainfall expected

More than 170 firefighters were battling the Burro Fire on Thursday south of Rico, which was in its seventh day and had burned 3,400 acres in and around the Bear Creek drainage. Because of the...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News