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BAYFIELD: The Bayfield Town Board has passed a measure restricting high-elevation development. The restrictions will promote safety and smart growth on the town's biggest hillside.The measure, passed by the board, requires developers who want to build above 7,500 feet elevation to seek a waiver f...
08/17/2007
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SENIOR HOUSING: The Volunteers of America announced in their spring newsletter that their affordable housing project for seniors is on track with a projected opening sometime during the late summer or early fall of this year. The project, located off of E. 32nd Street near County Road 250, houses...
08/17/2007
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TOP EMPLOYERS: Many of our buyers want to know about job opportunities in La Plata County. Here is a list of the biggest employers in our area and the estimated number of employees in 2005:1. Southern Ute Indian Tribe - 10912. Mercy Medical Center - 7503. Durango School District 9R - 6604. Fort L...
08/07/2007
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RURAL LIVING: As in-town and close to town prices have steadily increased, rural living offers many advantages including privacy, limited traffic and noise, and often a better value for your real estate dollar. You should know, however, there are a number of important differences in the level of ...
08/07/2007
HURRAY!: In an effort to keep up with other ski areas around the nation, Durango Mountain Resort has announced a $35 million project to construct a 130,000 square foot lodge at the base area. La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved plans for the six-story structure to be built on the s...
08/07/2007
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CRIME: It's hard not to laugh when out-of-town buyers ask, "Does Durango have a crime problem?" They obviously are from the "big city." The Durango Police Department released their arrest totals for 2004. Take a look:1 arrest for Manslaughter by negligence (auto wreck)2 arrests for Rape6 arrests ...
08/07/2007
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INDIAN LANDS: The reservations of the Ute Mountain Indian Tribe and the Southern Ute Indian tribe, both sovereign nations, are partially located within the boundaries of La Plata County. The Southern Ute Reservations is a checkerboard reservation, which means that there are pockets of private lan...
08/07/2007
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PROPERTY & LAND USE PLANNING: There are many issues that may affect the use and enjoyment of a homeowner's property. It is important to research these items and local land use regulations before purchasing land. As required by Colorado state law, La Plata County has regulations regarding subdivis...
08/06/2007
BUILDING AND LOCATION: La Plata County has building codes and fire codes outlining the necessary design and construction of structures, and building permits are required for all new construction. Contact the La Plata County Building Department at (970) 382-6250 for information about building perm...
08/06/2007
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AGRICULTURE: People moving into the Durango area often find the lifestyle to be far different from other parts of the country. For instance, Colorado is a "right-to-farm" state, which means that agricultural enterprises have certain rights and privileges afforded to them, and La Plata County has ...
08/06/2007
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