Water supply

Ute Mountain Utes are awarded a $9 million grant for water upgrades

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has been awarded a $9 million federal grant to upgrade its water and wastewater infrastructure in Towaoc and White Mesa. The grant, issued through rural development...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dryside residents dealing with low-running spring in Marvel

A private water distribution service may make Dryside deliveries to offset a shortfall at a natural spring in Marvel that has been running at little more than a trickle lately. The spring, just...

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

Navajos sue feds over Gold King Mine spill

Leaders of one of the nation’s largest American Indian tribes blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as their attorneys sued Tuesday, claiming negligence in the cleanup of the Gold King...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Construction in Animas River to start Monday

Construction to correct the flow of the Animas River upstream of the Whitewater Park is expected to start Monday. This week, crews will start putting up fencing and traffic-control barriers, the...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo farmers remain skeptical of river water

SHIPROCK – Along a dirt road near the San Juan River in the Navajo Nation, some fields are lush with corn, melons and alfalfa, but many others are filled with dry weeds. They are a reminder that...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwestern Water hears proposals for Dryside irrigation

Options to pump Animas River water to Redmesa for irrigation were recently floated to the Southwestern Water Conservation District, though none of the projects have funding. The proposals would...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arts a part of long-term plan of city of Durango

When more people move to town, where will they live? This is the core question the city’s revisions to the comprehensive plan will strive to answer, especially now that Ewing Mesa, once envisioned...

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

Monsoons finally arrive, bring rain to Southwest Colorado

Monsoons finally arrived in Southwest Colorado this week after a couple of brief flirtations earlier this summer, promising more rain for a parched region. There were two weak monsoon surges from...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Software to be replaced at city water dock

Software on the city water dock will be replaced this week after a glitch in the system placed the facility out of order intermittently on Friday. The water dock is on Frontage Road off U.S....

DATE: July 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Permaculture event set in Mancos

In the arid West, where water is precious, sustainable practices are key. The public is invited to learn about ways to reuse and repurpose at the second annual Four Corners Permaculture Convergence...

DATE: July 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Councilors opt for fluoridation of drinking water

The Durango City Council decided Tuesday fluoride will remain in the city’s drinking water. Public health arguments that fluoridated water helps protect those with limited access to dental care...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain-barrel law helps educate about water conservation in the West

It’s not rocket-science, and it’s not really all that controversial. But it was illegal in Colorado until last month, and it could have landed violators a $500 fine. The crime: catching rain in a...

DATE: June 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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