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Dolores builder brings Middle-earth Hobbit houses to Southwest Colorado

The creations of natural-materials builder Brett LeCompte of Dolores are featured in the 2017 architecture book, Small Homes: The Right Size by Lloyd Kahn. Several pages display LeCompte’s...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas Valley landowners seek rezoning to build duplexes

Two landowners are seeking county approval to rezone a portion of their Animas Valley property, with plans to build six affordable rental units. John and Dana Ogorzalek own a 2.6-acre parcel that...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OK’s 194-apartment project

The Durango Planning Commission approved a proposed 194-unit apartment complex near Walmart after residents raised concerns over traffic, views, parking and building height on Monday. The Durango...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local oil and gas consultant diversifying its business

John Feistner and Brenda Fulkrod started their consulting company, Tegre Corp ., in Durango while the oil and gas industry was booming in 2014. But even then they knew they wanted to diversify. In...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

High school auctions students’ tiny house project

Whether you’re looking for affordable, if minimalist, housing, an art studio or a playhouse, Animas High School has a deal for you. During the 2015-2016 school year, three students – Katie Austin,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Councilors compromise on construction defects law

Greater protections for condominium builders to guard against frivolous construction defects lawsuits are moving forward within city limits. The Durango City Council did not take any formal action...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante apartments get early Durango City Council OK

A proposed 192-unit apartment complex between Walmart and Home Depot received an early nod from the Durango City Council on Tuesday. City councilors unanimously voted to increase the density at the...

DATE: April 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County code enforcement expands with economy

La Plata County Code Enforcement is adding a second code enforcement officer, which the department credits to a recovering economy and marijuana’s legalization. Code enforcement, a component of the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango developer gets variance to build townhomes on Florida

A variance request to allow construction of townhomes along Florida Road received unanimous approval from the city Board of Appeals on Wednesday. Architect and developer Rick Feeney has planned...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction coming to Twin Buttes

Five years after Twin Buttes received approval from Durango City Council, land sales in the development west of town could start this fall. The project has been dormant for the last 18 months and...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County rescinds floodplain permit for Simmons property

An Animas Valley property owner must reapply for a floodplain development permit after the La Plata County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted Friday to rescind the permit he’s held since...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhomes proposed for Boker Lumber site

Another developer proposing a new vision for the old Boker Lumber & Hardware site on College Drive hopes to find favor with the neighborhood. Three development requests have come before city...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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