Land use

Cedar Mesa Ranches subdivision seeks new road designation from Montezuma County

Residents of the Cedar Mesa Ranches subdivision are seeking help from the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners to curb speeding in their neighborhood. The subdivision north of Mesa Verde...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM to use less disruptive method for wild horse roundups

Bait trapping is the favored procedure if wild horses need to be removed from the Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area, according to a decision released Friday by the Tres Rios Bureau of Land...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Trail-use plan finalized for Rico-West Dolores

The Dolores Ranger District of the San Juan National Forest has released a final record of decision for trail use in the Rico-West Dolores area. The travel-management decision comes after years of...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners get zoning tutorial

The saga of whether zoning will be adopted in La Plata County may have entered the beginning of its end stage Wednesday. Commissioners kicked off a series of four work sessions that is expected to...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Surgical Hospital gets OK for new building

A new building that would allow Animas Surgical Hospital to split outpatient and inpatient operations into separate buildings was recommended for approval by the Durango Planning Commission. The...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plans for Durango Mesa Park receive nod of approval

How hard could it be to approve an early plan for a 1,900-acre park with visions of a new fairgrounds, athletic and sports fields, and a cultural and special-events center that would provide a...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

To zone or not to zone, that’s the question for La Plata County

La Plata County is about to take a deep dive down the zoning rabbit hole to decide whether to implement for the first time countywide zoning, and if rules are adopted, what that would look like. In...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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