Land use

Sportsmen rally for their public lands

DENVER – Anglers and hunters gathered outside the Colorado Capitol on a cold Wednesday afternoon to demand, “Keep public lands in public hands.” The gathering of sportsmen from around the state –...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study looks at vacation rentals

The Colorado Association of Ski Towns plans to study vacation rental regulations in Durango and similar mountain towns this spring. The association will focus on the success of vacation-rental...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coal mine facing new regulations

La Plata County planning officials are considering leveling new regulations on the King II Coal Mine on County Road 120. The mine started operating in 2007, and at the time La Plata County...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Interior secretary urges Congress to act

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S Interior Secretary Sally Jewell vowed Thursday that the Obama administration will continue to use its executive powers to protect public lands until Congress takes action on a...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New driveway codes proposed

A heart attack or stroke. Fire. Car accident. When La Plata County residents need emergency assistance, they want it now. One obstacle to quick response has been the myriad layouts of driveways in...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drilling, land rules top debate in La Plata County

Talk of money and business dominated the debate Tuesday between Board of County Commissioners candidates Brad Blake and Cynthia Roebuck. The candidates discussed how to cope with falling La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group wants local control of roads

A public-access group wants Montezuma County commissioners to assert jurisdiction over all roads within the county, including roads on land within Bureau of Land Management, Canyons of the Ancients...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheep grazing study suspended

Proposed regulations to guide sheep grazing in the Weminuche Wilderness are so weighty and controversial that the level of environmental examination of the issues is being ramped up a notch. The...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some ponder taking a vote on vacation rentals

Some Durangoans are talking about fighting the direction of the City Council on vacation rentals. “The people in the neighborhoods, and there’s quite a number of them, are upset,” Durangoan Joe...

DATE: May 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finding a retail pot store could be tough

The Durango City Council’s draft regulations on retail stores show it’s nearly impossible to locate them inside city limits. Councilors discussed retail and medical marijuana draft ordinances...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Dolores Valley plan be modified?

The ability to make tweaks to zoning rules that limit development along the Dolores River Valley was reviewed for a third time by the Montezuma County Planning Commission. These changes allow for...

DATE: March 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Business

No vote on vacation rentals ... yet

The vacation rental issue in Durango still is kicking after city staff recommended holding more public meetings on the issue next month. The Durango City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to...

DATE: March 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News