Land use

Lands board: No illegal camps

A city advisory board took a strong stance against illegal camps on public lands Monday. “We don’t want to encourage people to migrate here. ... I don’t think we want to be famous for being a mecca...

DATE: June 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Infrastructure examined in county comp plan

The new La Plata County Comprehensive Plan could lay out general guidance for many aspects of infrastructure lacking in the current plan. The 2001 version of the plan addressed only...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents seek resolution to coal mine woes

Neighbors of a coal mine southwest of Hesperus have formed an advisory panel, and have been working for months to tackle concerns raised by the mine’s truck traffic and water consumption. The...

DATE: May 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tense land fights prompt new group

A coalition created to counter the increasing use of intimidation to protest public policy announced its formation Tuesday. The whole point is to raise public awareness of extreme militant groups...

DATE: May 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Hickenlooper signs federal-lands bill

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed a bill that aims at offering more of a voice to local jurisdictions when dealing with federal-land issues. The governor, who signed a pair of...

DATE: May 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners discuss farming economics

Providing flexibility to keep local farms economically viable was emphasized by La Plata County planning commissioners Thursday night as they continued work on an updated comprehensive plan....

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal-lands bill dies

DENVER – Hunters and anglers finally hit their target Monday as a Colorado bill that would have clarified state jurisdiction over federal lands was shot down. Senate Bill 39 – with Republican...

DATE: May 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fed lands bill is backed by Senate

DENVER – The Senate on Tuesday advanced a measure that would clarify state jurisdiction over federal lands. Sen. Ellen Roberts, R-Durango, supported the bill, which passed on a party-line vote of...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

State control over fed land inches closer

DENVER – The Colorado Senate on Monday gave preliminary approval to a measure that would clarify state jurisdiction over federal lands. A final vote in the Senate could come as early as Tuesday...

DATE: April 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill pushes for state rule over fed land

DENVER – A Colorado Senate committee on Tuesday advanced a measure that would clarify state jurisdiction over federal lands. Senate Bill 39 passed the State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee...

DATE: April 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lines blur between state, fed lands

DENVER – A Colorado Senate committee Monday delayed voting on a public-lands bill after witnesses brought up a possible legal conundrum. Senate Bill 39 would allow Colorado to exercise authority...

DATE: April 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal-lands bill moves forward

DENVER – A Colorado Senate committee Tuesday backed a bill that aims to offer more of a voice to local jurisdictions when dealing with federal land issues. House Bill 1225 – which already made its...

DATE: March 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News