Land use

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County to enforce noxious weed controls

Montezuma County is stepping up enforcement to control noxious weeds on private property when they get out of control and impact neighbors. A problematic property on Road 21 is the first case the...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Do you wonder where your letters went?

Some of your letters to the editor were misplaced. After a recent update to The-Journal.com , some letters to the editor – about 50 of them – languished in our website’s out basket, never reaching...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County, BLM discuss public access south of Summit Lake

The Tres Rios office of the Bureau of Land Management and Montezuma County are working to clarify access issues to 1,200 acres of public lands south of Summit Lake. The land is hemmed in by...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County seeks balance of federal and public lands

When federal land agencies buy private land, they should offer the same amount of public lands back to the private sector, says the Montezuma County commission. Noting that the county is 26 percent...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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In Wyoming, a cautious public lands victory

On Jan. 20, public lands advocates across Wyoming celebrated a tenuous victory. In a move somewhat overshadowed by inauguration coverage, Wyoming Senate President Eli Bebout killed a proposed...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Paths to Mesa Verde depends on easements

Several proposed routes for the Paths to Mesa Verde trail were laid out for public viewing during a packed meeting at the Cortez Recreation Center on Wednesday. Trail alternatives extend between...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez planning and zoning board debates new fencing code

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission spent its first meeting of the year trying to nail down the rules about fences within city limits. The city’s proposed new land use code bans residents...

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

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Cortez planning and zoning discusses Kindles, buildings

During its monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez Planning and Zoning board approved a conditional use permit and dealt with a new and difficult challenge: the Kindle.All members of the board...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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At least 15 counties leave American Lands Council

The American Lands Council, one of the main organizations behind the current movement to transfer Western federal lands to state control, has seen more than a quarter of its member counties defect...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oil and gas will get closer look near Chaco Canyon

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced last week it will conduct further evaluation for future oil and gas development to address the concerns regarding Chaco Culture National Historic...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Utah sells Comb Ridge land to a little-known private bidder

BLUFF, Utah – The state on Wednesday auctioned off 391 acres at Comb Ridge to the little-known Lyman Family Farm for $500,000, according to Utah State Institutional Trust Lands Administration.The...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Trump discusses federal land transfer during Nevada visit

The current movement in Western states to transfer federal public lands to state control has ramped up in the past four years, becoming an important campaign issue in state and federal races, and...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News