Housing and urban planning

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 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores body shop obtains neighbors’ approval

Residents of the Homestead subdivision west of Dolores have negotiated an agreement to allow for a fabrication and mechanic business. Steven Hurst, owner of Kool Kid Kustoms, refurbishes and...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Right to repair bill dies in Colorado House committee

DENVER – The third in a series of bills aimed at resolving Colorado’s construction defects litigation issues was killed Wednesday night in a House committee on a 6-3 party line vote. House Bill...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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HomesFund asks Cortez council for support

A housing assistance program based in Durango asked the Cortez City Council to support its Montezuma County services during a workshop on Tuesday . HomesFund is a nonprofit that offers mortgage...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Montezuma housing prices rise, sales slip in 2016

Montezuma County home sales slipped last year, but prices rose about 5 percent because of a decreased inventory of homes, according to the Four Corners Board of Realtors. The Cortez-based board’s...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Cortez housing projects miss out on state tax credits

Though two potential low-income housing development projects in Cortez were not awarded state tax credits earlier this fall, developers for both projects say they’re still invested in the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Developer eyes hillside for homes in Dolores

Dolores has limited room for residential growth because of its steep canyon sides, but one developer sees an opportunity along the town’s northern hillside.Developer Michael C. Green submitted a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ute Mountain Utes receive $871,000 housing grant

The Ute Mountain Ute tribe will get $871,000 to help fight homelessness with the South Towaoc Permanent Supportive Housing project. The money is part of $9 million in grants that the state...

DATE: July 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Judge reverses decision to close Rio Grande Southern Hotel

District Court Judge Todd Plewe has ruled that the town of Dolores erred in its action to close down the Rio Grande Southern Hotel in March 2015. Plewe ruled that the notice served on owner Susie...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Construction defects talks collapse in Legislature

DENVER – Negotiations on construction defects reform collapsed Thursday in the Legislature, just as state lawmakers began debating affordable housing bills. At the start of the legislative session,...

DATE: May 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Homeless program receives HUD grant

Housing Solutions for the Southwest has received a $139,910 grant to help homeless families find housing. The grant supports the Southwest Colorado Transitional Housing Program, which assists 10 to...

DATE: March 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

More trees planned for Main Street

The downtown core in Cortez will be a bit more shady this summer. The city will be lining Main Street from Washington to Elm street with new trees mostly in planters. The Parks and Recreation...

DATE: March 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business