Land use

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Montezuma County seeks Sand Canyon parking solution

Montezuma County commissioners say they have found evidence that they might own a right of way near the popular Sand Canyon trailhead that could help provide room for additional parking. The...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Conservation easement protects Mancos elk ranch

The Colorado adage “I’d rather see a cow than a condo” applies to a new conservation easement in the Mancos Valley, but in this case, it relates to elk, too. The 225-acre Schultz Elk and Cattle...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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River Protection Workgroup disbands over disagreements

After more than a decade, the River Protection Workgroup, tasked with drafting a regionwide approach to land and river management in Southwest Colorado, has disbanded because members could not...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County, BLM discuss public access south of Summit Lake

CORTEZ – The Tres Rios Office of the Bureau of Land Management and Montezuma County are working to clarify issues of access to 1,200 acres of public lands south of Summit Lake. The land is hemmed...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Development begins at Edgemont Meadows

The infrastructure for Edgemont Meadows, a subdivision northeast of Durango, is going in this spring. The development along Florida Road (County Road 240) will be built in phases, and the first...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Montezuma County seeks balance of federal and public lands

When federal land agencies buy private land, they should offer the same amount of public lands back to the private sector, says the Montezuma County Commission. Noting that the county is 26 percent...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan County Planning Commission recommends RV Park

The San Juan County Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a 166-unit RV Park near Purgatory Resort, with a condition the developer work with the Durango Nordic Center to help...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County mulls replacing blueprints with digital docs for land-use permits

By transitioning to an electronic system to submit land-use applications, the La Plata County planning department expects to save the county about $30,000 each year, as well as potentially hundreds...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Public land support draws crowd to La Plata County Commission meeting

Dozens of residents packed a La Plata County commissioner meeting Tuesday in support of a resolution on public lands the panel was to vote on. Commissioners reaffirmed their support for keeping...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City may buy open space near Greenmount

The city may buy about 10 acres of land north of Greenmount Cemetery. The Natural Lands Preservation Advisory Board voted unanimously to recommend the city spend $440,000 on the property. The...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos to Cortez trails plan depends on easements

Several proposed routes for the Paths to Mesa Verde trail were unveiled for public viewing recently during a packed meeting at the Cortez Recreation Center. Trail alternatives extend between...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The city plans for housing through 2040

Durango’s population is expected to grow from 18,500 to 31,500 by 2040, and so housing is a key piece of city’s comprehensive plan update. The plan is expected to encourage dense housing within...

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