We see that you have javascript disabled. Please enable javascript and refresh the page to continue reading local news. If you feel you have received this message in error, please contact the customer support team at 1-833-248-7801.



Superior panel nixes zoning change for firearm sales

The Superior Plan Commission ended discussion of changing the zoning code after a business withdrew its request to allow sales in highway commercial districts

Government Center in Superior.
Government Center Boardroom, Superior.
Jed Carlson / File / Superior Telegram
We are part of The Trust Project.

SUPERIOR — The city's zoning code won’t change to allow firearm sales in highway commercial zones in the city.

The Superior Plan Commission ended discussion of the issue Wednesday, Sept. 21, without a recommendation to change the zoning code.

The business that requested the change in the ordinance withdrew its request, Mayor Jim Paine said. He encouraged commissioners to postpone the issue indefinitely, effectively ending the discussion without changing the zoning ordinance.

In May, the commission recommended a zoning change that would allow firearm sales in highway commercial zones. The council rejected the change in June and referred the matter back to the commission to consider creating a special use permit to further restrict firearm sales along highway corridors.

While the commission discussed options at length in July, no conclusions were made.


Firearms are allowed to be sold in the central business and manufacturing districts within the city.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
What to read next
As reported by Douglas County Circuit Court.
Read the latest news in the Dispatches from Douglas County newsletter published every Friday.
From the Oct. 1, 1947 Telegram: "Miss Bubley, who for the past three years has been a photographer for the Standard Oil company, working out of the New York office, has been assigned the task of taking from 600-700 photographs of the industrial activity in Superior and also gathering material on those industries for a permanent file of the oil firm."
Belle Modeen was surprised with a ticket to audition for the show during an event unveiling Superior High School's renovated Performing Arts Center.