Land use

Durango’s proposed land code gets airing

Proposed standards for a new land-use development code might seem well and good, but critics worry without a strong enforcement component, the standards will be meaningless, especially for...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solution for vacation rentals: One per block

The City Council on Monday reached a compromise on the contentious issue of vacation rentals, deciding to allow only one per block.The current standard allows only one vacation rental per 500...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Service to explain bans

The U.S. Forest Service will hold a meeting Wednesday in Durango to present aspects of the proposed Colorado Roadless Rule and the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement.The meeting is...

DATE: June 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ads hit GOP candidates on immigration

DENVER – Colorado’s Republican candidates for Senate are attacking each other over immigration in radio ads during the last week of voting in their primary.The latest volley in the bitter primary...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango resident arrested by agents in Internet sting

An Internet sting netted a Durango man last week on federal child sex charges in New Mexico.Investigators say David Gene Peterson, 50, traveled to Albuquerque from Durango to have sex with a girl...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nutrition newbies

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

County’s draft comp plan tackles zoning, growth

Among the goals of the county’s Comprehensive Plan is to cut down the county’s cumbersome planning process, which can take an applicant “six months and five figures, easy,” said planner Jason...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona couple fulfills death pact

An Arizona couple followed through with a decades-long plan to end their lives before the ravages of old age took their toll.Lansing C. Holden, 83, and his wife, Carol, 78, were found shot to death...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Club land-swap appeals filed

Three appeals have been filed in opposition to a land exchange between the U.S. Forest Service and a private development in the San Juan National Forest north of Durango. The appeals take issue...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Local News