Category Archives: January 2012

To zone or not to zone: That is the question

Print this articleThe Montezuma County commissioners on Dec. 19 balked at approving amendments to the county land-use code that would have given them the authority to zone un-zoned parcels and to designate areas where commercial and industrial activity would be … Continue reading

Published in January 2012

Durango author finds ‘Pure Gold’ in retrievers

Print this articlePure Gold: Adventures with Six Rescued Golden Retrievers ISBN-10: 0983645108 ISBN-13: 978-0983645108 List Price $45.95 Available at: – Amazon and Maria’s Book Shop, 960 Main Ave., Durango, Colo. – Glad Dog Press LCC 10 Town Plaza PMB 171 … Continue reading

Published in January 2012

A two-word phrase holds up the Pinon Ridge mill

Print this articleThe Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill slated for construction in Paradox Valley west of Naturita, Colo., recently survived several legal challenges, but must overcome one more before it can officially break ground early this year. The effort to build … Continue reading

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What to do with 110,000 tons of salt?

Print this articleWhat do you do with 110,000 tons of salt a year? That’s a question Bureau of Reclamation officials are pondering as they mull the future of critical salinity-treatment efforts on the Lower Dolores River near the Utah state … Continue reading

Published in January 2012

Ski areas: Not just for skiing any longer

Print this articleA new law allowing for the expansion of off-season activities at ski resorts won’t change much at southern Colorado-area resorts in the near future. But it’s been stoking a statewide dialogue about what’s appropriate for ski areas on … Continue reading

Published in January 2012

Millions at stake in Kinder Morgan tax dispute

Print this articleMontezuma County’s biggest taxpayer may owe millions more in taxes, depending on the outcome of a dispute between carbon- dioxide producer Kinder Morgan CO2 Co., LP, and the assessor’s office. On Dec. 19, the county commissioners tabled a … Continue reading

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