Construction and property

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New Osprey Packs headquarters nears completion

After more than a year of planning and construction, the opening of the new Osprey Packs headquarters in Cortez is within sight, facilities manager Lisa Bunker said on Wednesday. Construction on...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County planning office discusses noise limits

After recommending approval for a Kinder Morgan carbon dioxide well and a rezoning request for the Empire Electric Association, the Montezuma County planning commission had an in-depth discussion...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado Supreme Court ruling requires developer’s consent on HOA rule changes

DENVER – Another step was taken in resolving construction defects litigation in Colorado, but there’s dispute over whether that step was forward or backward. At issue is a Monday ruling by the...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez overdue for update on Cortez building code

It’s a time of transition at the Cortez planning and building department, as officials consider updating the city’s building codes, alongside other changes for builders. The city has operated under...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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First look: New courthouse is on time and on budget

Montezuma County’s new 22nd Judicial District combined courthouse is about 65 percent complete, on budget and on schedule to be completed by August, officials said Friday. The $8.3 million project...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez family receives Atmos Energy safe digging award

A Cortez family received a prize from Atmos Energy on Thursday that will allow them to make their backyard a little safer. Several representatives from Atmos presented Ka Cee, Travis and Kimberly...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Construction defects reform clears the Legislature

DENVER – Lawmakers came together Thursday to push through a piece of legislation they hope will thaw a frigid affordable housing market.House Bill 1279, which contains several provisions aimed at...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Construction defects reform bill clears Senate committee

DENVER – The bipartisan effort to remedy the lack of affordable housing in Colorado continues to move along. House Bill 1279, which would require the informed consent by the majority of owners in a...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Lawmakers reach a compromise on construction defects bill

DENVER – Efforts to loosen the construction defects litigation stranglehold on affordable housing in Colorado took a big step forward when a compromise was struck late Tuesday night between...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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County planners OK high-impact use near industrial park

The Montezuma County Planning and Zoning board gave initial approval for D&L Construction to do business on land near the Cortez Industrial Park, amid opposition from about a dozen residents and...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Measure would encourage water efficiency in new construction

DENVER – Lawmakers are eyeing ways to improve water conservation by encouraging higher standards for new construction. House Bill 1273, which would require the inclusion of measures to conserve...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

National Safe Digging Month: Be aware of utility lines

The Journal April marks the 10th anniversary of National Safe Digging Month, reminding all Colorado residents to contact Colorado 811 at least three business days before a digging project. National...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business