Local Briefs

Land use, development code workshop slated

The city of Durango will host a Land Use and Development Code revision workshop at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave.

This workshop will offer community members an opportunity to learn about and provide feedback about a set of proposed new zoning districts. Topics for discussion will include an overview of each district, the general types of allowable uses that are proposed, the typical forms of development that are anticipated, proposals for buffering between districts and the proposed locations for the districts.

For more information, call 375-4850 or visit www.DurangoCodeUpdate.com.

Comments sought on open-space plan

The city of Durango is seeking comments from the public about the Horse Gulch Open Space Management Plan.

The draft plan provides a framework for the sound stewardship of the Horse Gulch open-space area and is available for review at www.durangogov.org and click “Hot Topics.” Horse Gulch encompasses more than 3,600 acres and includes the Telegraph, Raider Ridge and Horse Gulch Trail System.

Comments should be submitted in writing by email to rec@durangogov.org by Jan. 31.

For more information, call 375-7321.

Wednesday’s bird walk explores river habitat

A bird walk will be hosted by Durango Nature Studies at 9 a.m. Wednesday at For the Birds, 1560 East Second Ave.

Participants will explore the habitat along the Animas River Trail around the fish hatchery and Huck Finn Pond. The walks last 90 minutes. Participants should bring binoculars. The event is free, but donations to the hosting group are welcome.

For more information, call 382-9396.

Durango Swim Club seeks members

The Durango Swim Club has a reduced-fee program for a limited number of eligible children who’d like to swim on the team.

A coach will determine if the child is able to safely complete practices, and the child must be committed to attending practice. A swimsuit and equipment will be provided to the participating child, and assistance can be given to attending meets.

For more information, visit www.durangoswimclub.org under “Team Info,” or email Suzanne Schieltz at suzanneschieltz@hotmail.com.

Herald Staff