Resident scooping up properties in rogue neighborhood northwest of Durango

A decades-old problem involving a rogue neighborhood northwest of Durango that has seen little oversight or regulation over the years has seemingly, and suddenly, come to a resolution. “I think...

DATE: March 3, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers optimistic about CORE Act’s chances

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, along with U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, announced the reintroduction of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act in a virtual news conference this...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Progress planned this year for Durango Mesa Park

Durango residents will start seeing long-awaited changes at Durango Mesa Park, formerly Ewing Mesa, in 2021 as the city, county and park foundation embark on a $150 million development project. For...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outgoing La Plata County commissioners reflect on past eight years

In 2013, when incoming La Plata County commissioners Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff stepped into office, the county’s operating budget was spiraling, the oil and gas industry was plummeting and...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defense bill heads to Trump’s desk, minus CORE Act

Congress came together this week to pass the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, but missing is a rider bill that U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet hoped would be included: the Colorado Outdoor...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rogue neighborhood’s Wild West days may be numbered

The Wild West-esque days may be coming to an end for a rogue neighborhood northwest of Durango that enjoyed little oversight or regulation for years. “It’s just this no man’s land that’s not being...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With final weeks looming, Senate subcommittee takes testimony on CORE Act

A Senate subcommittee took testimony this week about the Colorado Outdoor Recreation & Economy Act as Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet pushes for the public lands bill to be passed before the end...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business, jobs and housing top priorities in La Plata County District 2 commission race

Two longtime La Plata County residents are vying for a seat as a county commissioner in District 2, and both candidates emphasize opening La Plata County for business. Marsha Porter-Norton, a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez couple receives archaeology award

Have you found pottery shards on your property? Ever wonder if that little hill in your backyard is an ancient ruin? Since 2008, the Hisatsinom Archaeological Survey Program has helped landowners...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

After yearslong effort, La Plata County inks new land-use code

It’s official: La Plata County has a new land-use code. La Plata County commissioners Clyde Church, Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff voted unanimously Tuesday in support of adopting sweeping...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores presents land-use code changes

The town of Dolores is in the process of updating the current land-use code. Draft revisions are available for public review and comment. Dolores is seeking to update the code, which was adopted in...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

City of Durango wrestles with site for permanent homeless camp

Durango City Council can’t seem to commit to a place for a permanent homeless camp. The city of Durango and La Plata County have wrestled with where homeless camps should be located for years. Now,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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