Land use

Forest Service gives Village at Wolf Creek road access

In a bombshell decision, the U.S. Forest Service on Thursday gave the Village at Wolf Creek its long-desired road access to U.S. Highway 160, essentially paving the way for the proposed massive...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes better parking at Sand Canyon Trailhead

The Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment that considers expanding parking areas at the Sand Canyon and Rock Creek trailheads to...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Pitch made for downtown arts and events center

The desire to build an arts, conference and events center in downtown Durango is gaining new steam from residents, who say the need is real and the potential economic impact would be a boon....

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

National forest challenges county’s claim on federal roads

Montezuma County commissioners are getting pushback on their assertion that certain roads and trails running through the San Juan National Forest are under the jurisdiction of counties. In a June...

DATE: July 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County asserts jurisdiction of national forest routes

After analyzing historic maps, the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners asserts that numerous routes in the San Juan National Forest are under the jurisdiction of the counties where they are...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission gets update on land use code

On Wednesday, a pair of consultants gave the Mancos Planning and Zoning Commission their first glimpse of an updated land use code. The town has hired planning firm SAFEBuilt Studio to give its...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoor enthusiasts rejoice: Trails and open spaces reopen

Jodi Deller takes her rust-orange colored Santa Cruz Tallboy mountain bike off her bike rack and sets it on the ground. Seven other people pull into the Sale Barn Trail parking lot, making...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos seeks increased access to BLM lands

The Bureau of Land Management is considering proposals for additional trails and parking lots on public land in the Mancos area. Abut 50 residents attended a community meeting to view maps and get...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers closing trails, open spaces to recreation

The city of Durango will consider closing its trails and open spaces Tuesday. Durango City Council will hold a special meeting at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday to discuss closing city-owned open spaces to...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ewing Mesa envisioned as a recreational, cultural mecca

Durangoans would have a new 1,800-acre cultural, athletic and recreational wonderland if plans envisioned for Ewing Mesa, now dubbed Durango Mesa by the city, come to fruition. The three major...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First ‘memo’ has been sent for land-use code rewrite

La Plata County has sent out the first of several “memos” intended to guide the rewrite of the county’s land-use code after a failed first draft released this past winter was met with intense...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents resistant to zoning, protecting scenic corridors in land-use plan

IGNACIO – The land-use code was the primary topic at the La Plata County commissioners’ “on the road” meeting Monday night in Ignacio. Revisions to the code are basically on hold as the county’s 12...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News