Construction and property

Durango wants to hear from residents about how two parks should be redeveloped

The city of Durango is gathering ideas for Santa Rita and Cundiff parks, which will be transformed in coming years. The redevelopment of Santa Rita Park is slated to start as soon as construction...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treated water makes its way east to rural residents in La Plata County

Water pipeline construction is marching along on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango, from County Road 225A to Bayfield, allowing rural businesses and property owners to tie in with the treated water...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission approves city housing plan

Last year, the city permitted more than 350 housing units, setting a record high, and it’s looking to encourage more residential construction with market-friendly policies. Members of the Durango...

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

As home prices rise, fewer residents benefit from mortgage assistance in Southwest Colorado

Mortgage assistance through the HomesFund is designed to help working families buy homes, but as housing prices rise, it is tougher for the nonprofit to aid residents. The number of households the...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: Mancos rises from ashes, ends year with a bang

This was a year of beginnings, growth and camaraderie in Mancos. The Western Excelsior fire At 1 p.m. on May 8, The Western Excelsior plant in Mancos erupted into flames , prompting at least 10...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: A year of planning and building in Cortez

Cortez had a busy year, full of changes and new beginnings. Proposed Main Street medians spark debate The Cortez City Council and other departments announced several plans this year that received...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traffic lights may signal start of hotel construction on Camino del Rio

Traffic lights and cones sprung up Wednesday along Camino del Rio near Natural Grocers and the site of a future hotel. The lights are required to control traffic while commercial trucks work on the...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road between Walmart and Home Depot may be complete by late spring

The long-awaited Escalante Drive extension between Walmart and Home Depot could be finished by late spring, but a developer will determine when the road opens to the public. NE Construction , a...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Development plans abandoned for Boker Lumber site on College Drive

The most recent plans to build homes on the Boker Lumber site on College Drive in Durango have been abandoned. Numerous and controversial proposals to develop the site have come and gone, but the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County commissioner seeks resolution to conflict over courthouse

Amidst controversy over the safety of the Archuleta County Courthouse, a county commissioner and chief district judge for the 6th Judicial District plan to seek a resolution next week. “I am...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Condos, businesses planned for College Drive and East Eighth Avenue in Durango

A three-story building is proposed to replace the former home of Kangaroo Express at the corner of College Drive and East Eighth Avenue. Reynolds, Ash and Associates is proposing the Eastside...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Condos, businesses planned for College Drive and East Eighth Avenue in Durango

A three-story building is proposed to replace the former home of Kangaroo Express at the corner of College Drive and East Eighth Avenue. Reynolds, Ash and Associates is proposing the Eastside...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News