Category Archives: January 2020

Options to treat salinity in the Dolores River spark concerns

By Gail Binkly The Bureau of Reclamation has extended the comment period for a draft environmental impact statement regarding continuing treatment of salinity in the Lower Dolores River. The San Juan Citizens Alliance, an environmental nonprofit based in Durango, is … Continue reading

Published in January 2020

Cortez’s new land use code: A boon? A disaster? Or something in between?

More than four years in the making, a new land use code for the city of Cortez is awaiting final approval by the city council. However, the code faces strong opposition from a concerned contingent of citizens – many of … Continue reading

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Draft recovery plan for grouse draws input

A draft recovery plan for the threatened Gunnison sage grouse – a rare bird that once lived in the local area but has greatly dwindled in numbers – doesn’t completely satisfy either conservationists or officials and landowners in the region. … Continue reading

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