Construction and property

Will higher density help Durango’s housing future?

Jeff Dupont’s rental unit above his garage helped make it possible for him to move his family into historic Durango. Previous to that, he was living in a subdivision outside the city, where median...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing boom doing little for lower-income workers

A development boom in subdivisions adjacent to downtown is adding dozens of homes to Durango’s real estate stock, but the increasing supply will do little to temper costs – and teachers, clerks,...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rising prices make it difficult for first-time homebuyers

Wildland firefighter Jonathan Wegener dreamed about homeownership for about four years before recently purchasing his first home in north Animas City. For a while he hunted for a house in Mancos...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks public comment on allowing ADUs in new areas

The city of Durango is seeking feedback on a plan to allow single-family homeowners to build and rent out apartments on their properties in new areas of town. The new rules could apply to...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores residents, businesses get wildfire analysis

How safe is your home or business from being damaged or destroyed by a nearby wildfire? The issue became pertinent this year for Dolores locals when the Plateau Fire came within 6 miles of town. To...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road to monument ruins closed because it crosses private land

A road to popular ruins on two local national monuments has been closed while officials seek an alternative access point that avoids private property. It was discovered in July that Bureau of Land...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School plans for a new home

Animas High School is beginning the process to design a permanent home. This week, the charter school began community meetings with parents, teachers, students, staff members, the board of...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Housing boom appears to have stabilized this year

The homebuilding market may be slowing down a bit and stabilizing after an exceptional year in 2017, although home prices have continued to rise. Rising interest rates nationally could be...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Montezuma County administrator resigns for job at RE-1 schools

For five years, Montezuma County Administrator Melissa Brunner has been the captain of the ship, guiding the county through smooth and rough waters. But now she will get on board with...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County hospital district to buy Cortez clinic building

The Montezuma County Hospital District has agreed to purchase the walk-in care clinic building from Southwest Health System as part of a financial recovery plan. The district board approved a...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New $4 million fire station opens in Cortez

The community marveled at the new $4 million main fire station of the Cortez Fire Protection District during a packed open house Oct. 12. The modern, two-story red brick building at 31 N....

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper says teamwork needed to meet housing demands

Businesses, nonprofits and government will have to work together to meet the need for housing in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday in north Durango. “No one segment is going to be the...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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