Housing and urban planning

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La Plata County rental rates may require two jobs

La Plata County residents who earn minimum wage would be required to work two full-time jobs to rent a two-bedroom home, according to a report released by an affordable housing advocacy group from...

DATE: June 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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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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Tim Kline resigning from Cortez planning and zoning board

Tim Kline on Tuesday announced his plan to resign from the Cortez planning and zoning commission, ending his seven-year tenure. Kline said at the end of Tuesday’s commission meeting that he had...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma businesses, nonprofits show support for shelter

The next step in the Bridge Emergency Shelter’s bid for a better building is underway, with the help of the Cortez community.On Thursday, Laurie Knutson, the shelter’s executive director, submitted...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Bridge shelter receives $20,000 grant for new location

The Bridge Emergency Shelter has received a grant to start off its fundraising campaign for a new location. On Tuesday, the shelter staff sent out a news release to announce they had received a...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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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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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Study: Mancos is growing and needs more housing

A housing study commissioned by the town of Mancos bolsters the case for bringing more housing to the area, town board members learned at an April 5 workshop meeting. “The bottom line is we need...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bloomberg: Durango is 12th wealthiest small U.S. town

Durango ranked as the 12th wealthiest small town in America, according to a survey recently released by Bloomberg Business. Bloomberg based the rankings on four metrics (Durango’s in parenthesis):...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Tort reform for construction defects unraveling in Denver

DENVER – Attempts to reach a resolution to the construction defects battle and to rejuvenate the condo market in Colorado just hit a major stumbling block. The Homeownership Opportunity Alliance ,...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores board gets a lesson on conflict of interest

The Dolores Town Board and Planning and Zoning board got a lesson in the function of government entities from town attorney Mike Green during the February workshop. Both boards have legislative and...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News