Land use

10 facts about La Plata County’s new land-use code

Years in the making, a new land-use code for La Plata County is on track to be adopted Sept. 15, but what exactly is in the set of regulations that residents should know about? County officials...

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

Bayfield takes a second look at marijuana restrictions

Surrounding the town of Bayfield is a 3-mile buffer where marijuana production is restricted, courtesy of an agreement reached between the town and La Plata County. But as of Tuesday, that...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Manure dumped in middle of Durango neighborhood raises alarm

An excavation and concrete company operating without a permit was told to stop after residents raised concerns over noise, dust and the smell of manure throughout a neighborhood in southeast...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County’s new land-use code clears major hurdle

La Plata County’s more than four-year attempt to update its land-use code passed a major hurdle Thursday. The La Plata County Planning Commission, charged with giving county commissioners a...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County releases second draft of new land-use codes

The second version of La Plata County’s draft land-use code was released Tuesday for public review as county officials eye a final adoption of the revised regulations this fall. After four years in...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service stops unauthorized road building northeast of Durango

A property owner northeast of Durango who started building an unauthorized road on U.S. Forest Service lands last fall is now attempting to go through the proper channels, to the chagrin of some...

DATE: June 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Limits on noise, hours weigh on Durango Hot Springs

Durango Hot Springs owners initially believed revitalizing the aging, historic Trimble Hot Springs would create for them a solid business and provide a new lease on life for an attraction in the...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hearing on La Plata County’s new land-use code draws few comments

Only a handful of people spoke Thursday night during a public hearing for La Plata County’s proposed new land-use code, which is expected to be adopted in the fall. La Plata County’s long-awaited...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Senate passes public lands bill; Colorado Dems accuse Gardner of ‘greenwashing’

The Great American Outdoors Act passed the Senate by a 73-25 vote Wednesday, a rare bipartisan bill considered a major win for conservation nationwide. “This is a legacy for our public lands,” said...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Holy grail’ conservation bill advances in U.S. Senate

A new bill funding maintenance and improvement projects for public lands is gaining steam in the U.S. Senate. The Great American Outdoors Act would permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation...

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four years in the making, La Plata County releases draft land-use code

Four years in the making, La Plata County’s long-awaited draft land-use code was released Monday and is now available for public review, with county officials eyeing a final adoption in September....

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County drops prospect of moratorium on new development

La Plata County has dropped a proposed moratorium on all new development applications after public backlash branded it detrimental to the economy, especially during the coronavirus outbreak. In a...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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