Durango

January 7, 2015--Durango’s councilors back tribe’s water request (Durango Herald)

The Durango City Council signed a resolution Tuesday supporting the delivery of water from Lake Nighthorse to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. “This water would really help our future,” Chairman Manuel Heart said.


Durango: Wastewater-Plant Upgrade Deadline Extended

The city’s wastewater-treatment plant will not have to make millions of dollars worth of improvements by 2017 to meet new clean water guidelines. This came after negotiations with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. While all the estimated $55 million upgrades will have to be made, the state health department agreed to extend the city’s deadline until 2023.

October 29, 2014--Durango wastewater-plant repair deadline extends (Durango Herald)

The Durango wastewater-treatment plant will not have to make millions of dollars worth of improvements by 2017 to meet new clean water guidelines, after negotiations with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.


October 19, 2014--City’s smelly situation (Durango Herald)

Proposed sewer plant upgrades carry a price tag of $55 million, according to engineers hired to advise Durango City Council.In addition to the staggering estimate, the construction must be completed by December 2017 to meet state regulations for higher water quality.Currently, the plant is releasing more nitrogen and phosphorous into the Animas River than the new regulations allow.If the


September 22, 2014--Durango digs out from deluge (Durango Herald)

The flash flood watch for Durango was lifted at 9 a.m. However a flash flood advisory was put in place for Archuleta County until 11:30 a.m. The city of Durango awoke Sunday morning to face the aftermath of torrential downpours and violent flash flooding that took place in the early-morning hours.


July 4, 2014--Web page urges Lake Nighthorse protest (Durango Herald)

A Facebook page is promoting a protest at Lake Nighthorse Saturday, but it’s unclear who is behind the page and if people will show up. The page said the goal of “Occupy Nighthorse” is to have Lake Nighthorse open to recreational use by residents.


July 3, 2014--Durango water rights in danger (Durango Herald)

State officials alerted the Durango City Council on Tuesday of two ballot initiatives that could impact the city’s water rights.


June 19, 2014--No play at Lake Nighthorse this year (Durango Herald)

The Bureau of Reclamation gave vague reassurances Wednesday that progress is being made to open Lake Nighthorse for recreation but few details. Kathleen Ozga, resource manager with the bureau’s Western Colorado area, gave an update at a public meeting at the Durango Community Recreation Center.


May 16, 2014--Udall and Bennet request plan for Lake Nighthorse (Durango Herald)

Lake Nighthorse won’t open in 2014, but some, including the state’s U.S. senators, hope to speed the process. fresh voice Thursday as Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet wrote to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation asking the agency to issue a plan for opening the reservoir for recreation soon.


April 22, 2014--Has Durango sold its river, and its soul, to recreation? (High Country News)

Oxbow Preserve consists of 44 acres of land just north of Durango--population 15,000 people. The City acquired the land from private owners back in 2012 with the help of $400,000 in statewide lottery funds that are doled out for such things.


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