Water supply

Bob Wolff reappointed to Southwestern Water Conservation District board

La Plata County Commissioners voted 2-1 on Tuesday to retain Bob Wolff as the county’s representative to the Southwestern Water Conservation District. The water district is comprised of one...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Raw’ water is making waves in the market, but its benefits aren’t clear

For once, I’m ahead of the curve! I’ve been drinking raw water all my life. I know what you’re thinking. “Aha! She drinks raw water! That’s why she’s such a remarkable thinker, with such...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Water outage affecting Crestview homes in Durango

City crews shut off water to homes in the Crestview neighborhood Wednesday while repairing valves and replacing a fire hydrant at the intersection of Leyden Street and Forest Avenue. The water...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What if we could predict water availability with greater accuracy?

Researchers are working to predict water flow in the Western United States – in the same way meteorologists predict weather – to help cities, ranchers and emergency managers make crucial decisions...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango and water district consider $200,000 pipeline to tap Lake Nighthorse

A new pipeline could bring Durango residents closer to receiving drinking water from Lake Nighthorse. The city and La Plata-Archuleta Water District will likely split the cost of a new $200,000...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

40 homes without water in northeast Durango

A water main repair has about 40 homes without water in northeast Durango. Assistant Utilities Director Jarrod Biggs said crews worked Wednesday on a 16-inch water main that has been problematic...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council mulls charging snowbirds for water, trash

In a workshop, the Cortez City Council discussed the possibility of changing the city policy on water and trash fees for residents who don’t live there in the winter. Public Works Director Phil...

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

Durango West II residents on day three of water outage

Some residents in Durango West II subdivision are on day three of having no water as the result of a water main break that occurred Sunday. According to the district’s website, a water main break...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leaking water main causes outage near Powerhouse Science Center

Water was shut off to government buildings and the museum near the intersection of 12th Street and Camino del Rio Thursday while crews repaired a leaking water main. Crews started repairs...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water experts prepare for Colorado’s population boom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If population projections for Colorado and the region are on target, water supplies could be a critical issue by mid-century, experts say. La Plata County’s population is...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Club maintenance briefly impacts water supply

The Glacier Club is not facing a water crisis, despite some rumors to the contrary. The club asked members to conserve water earlier this week, as it switched the source of its main water supply....

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water protection bill aims to put court ruling into law

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, is pushing for a bill that would prevent federal agencies from taking ski resorts’ water rights. The Colorado representative and Sen. John...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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