Water supply

Southern Utes pursue EPA-approval for water-quality standards

As the Southern Ute Indian Tribe pursues federal approval to set and manage water-quality standards, La Plata County officials are calling for a transparent process and clarity on which waters...

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

Water line break near Park Elementary under repair

The city planned to shut off water to a 3-to-4 block area around Park Elementary school to fix a broken water line Friday evening. The water outage was expected to start around 6 p.m. and is...

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

Durango City Council wants input on fluoridation

A special public meeting concerning the use of fluoridation in Durango’s drinking water will be held at 5 p.m. Monday in Smith Chambers at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave. Residents are invited to...

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

Durango City Council could put fluoride on February ballot

Voters may decide whether fluoride should be added to Durango’s city water in April. The Durango City Council will vote on whether the question will be go to voters on Feb. 7. A public hearing...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango voters likely to decide whether to halt fluoridation in drinking water

A petition that would stop the city of Durango from adding fluoride to its drinking water appears to have enough signatures, and now it will either be adopted by the Durango City Council within 30...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

After slow start, snow is catching up in Western mountains

DENVER – After a dry autumn, snowfall is rebounding to normal levels at Western ski areas and in the mountains that feed the vital Colorado River. Snow totals were encouraging across most of the...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Water line break pinches north Durango along County Road 203

Water line breaks are part of life in cold climates and a common annoyance for utility departments and plumbers this time of year. Temperatures were in the teens early Tuesday morning, gradually...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

McElmo Flume established as a monument to pioneers’ ingenuity

CORTEZ The historic McElmo Creek Flume has been officially consecrated as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and early water development. The project is the culmination of a three-year local effort to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Policy considered to address cost, use of Nighthorse water

The Animas-La Plata Operation, Maintenance and Replacement Association is drafting a policy allowing for future use of the Animas-La Plata Project’s water for construction, maintenance and other...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango will get its water this winter solely from the Animas River

For the first time in well over a century, the city of Durango will rely exclusively on the Animas River for its water supply throughout the winter. “There’s always a first time for everything,”...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes nudge Obama on monument and water

Ute Mountain Ute leaders traveled to Washington this week to attend President Barack Obama’s eighth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference . Tribal Chairman Manuel Heart and councilwoman...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse to Dryside pipeline construction begins

Standing on a slope above Lake Nighthorse on a sunny Wednesday morning, La Plata Water Conservancy District President Brice Lee told a crowd of about 50 water stakeholders, “Water is like...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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