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Gravel mine in Animas Valley can go commercial

An inactive gravel mine in the Animas Valley cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its attempt to formally shut down and repurpose the land for a large-scale commercial development. La Plata County...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New owner sheds light on plans for recently purchased Animas Valley property

A prime piece of undeveloped property in the Animas Valley previously owned by the U.S. Forest Service sold for nearly $1.7 million this summer, but don’t expect to see bulldozers and construction...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Buyer of U.S. Forest Service’s Trimble property revealed

A Florida company has been revealed as the winner in a bidding war for a prime piece of undeveloped property in the Animas Valley previously owned by the U.S. Forest Service that sold for nearly...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wet weather stalls Animas Balloon Rally

A light storm dumped much-needed rain Friday morning in Southwest Colorado, but it was poor timing for Doug Lenberg, Tristan MacLean and Wade Lee. The men, along with more than a dozen friends,...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

James Ranch grills up a restaurant

Drive roughly 10 miles north of Durango and you’ll find the comely and sprawling James Ranch, an over 400-acre landmark founded by Kay and Dave James in 1961. Before the snow falls, its pastures...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango shows up in force for Ed Zink memorial

If you want Ed Zink’s legacy of unwavering community service to continue, live it. That was the message to hundreds of people who attended a memorial service for the Durango native Monday at the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wetlands north of Durango approved for expansion

Wetlands north of Durango in the Animas Valley have been approved for expansion. For years, the Zink family has been working to restore a good part of their 150-acre ranch , which has been in the...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

Three mosquito samples from the Animas Valley have tested positive for West Nile virus over the last two weeks. The samples are the first collected by the Animas Mosquito Control District to test...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Burn scar flooding dissipates in Falls Creek Ranch

Heavy rain above the southern end of the 416 Fire burn scar Friday did not materialize into serious flooding, in part, because meadows and fields in the Falls Creek Ranch subdivision helped absorb...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Request approved to rezone Animas Valley property for higher density

La Plata County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a request to rezone a property in the Animas Valley for a higher-density development. According to county records, Chris Hall and his...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service puts vacant land in Animas Valley out for bid

Let the bidding begin on an estimated 20 acres of prime undeveloped U.S. Forest Service land in the Animas Valley. A few years ago, the Forest Service announced its intent to sell the mostly...

DATE: June 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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