Housing and urban planning

Mancos board approves change in land use code

After several months of discussion, the Mancos town board voted Wednesday to approve a change to the land use code governing the commercial district. In August, a property owner in the town’s...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez planning and zoning board approves planned Maverik expansion

In a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved a permit to allow the Maverik Country Store on Dolores Road to undergo a major expansion. If approved by the city...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos town council approves contributions for local agencies

At its Wednesday meeting, the Mancos town council approved the first round of agency contribution requests for the 2018 budget. Representatives from Axis Health System, Four Corners Recycling...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New member joins Cortez zoning board

The newest member of the Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission participated in her first meeting on Tuesday. Board member Tim Kline announced his plan to resign from the commission in June, and on...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Housing Authority reports less turnover in affordable housing

Fewer people are moving out of Montezuma County’s public housing apartments than in past years, according to the Housing Authority of Montezuma’s latest occupancy report.The Housing Authority is a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal funding cuts could affect local infrastructure, transportation

President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to the federal budget could be felt locally, with homeownership assistance, infrastructure construction and air service among the areas affected. Colorado...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Mancos planning and zoning board mixed up on mixed use

A property owner raised questions about Mancos’ land use code at the town’s planning and zoning meeting on Wednesday. Bobbie Carll, a Durango resident who is trying to sell her former real estate...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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