What’s to come in 2016?

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What’s to come in 2016?

A roundup of La Plata County issues and people to pay attention to this year
“When I get work where I need more people, it’s tough to find well-qualified workers in this area who are not already doing what I do,” said Travis Measle, owner of Steelburner Welding, in September.
The construction of a new terminal at Durango-La Plata County Airport gained support from Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners in 2015. But now the project needs the approval of the public.
This spring, the city expects to finish the estimated $9 million road that will connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to the end of Wilson Gulch Road near Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Carmen Small, front, is one of a few Durangoans we’ll keep our eye on this year to see if she lands a spot to compete in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Powerhouse Science Center closed its doors for four months this years as its board and supporters rebooted the organization.
Design work will start on the sewer plant remodel this spring after voter approval of $68 million in debt-financing for the project in November. The $58 million plant remodel is among the largest projects in the city’s history. It is expected the city will spend $10 million on sewer-related projects, not necessarily at the plant.
Cement Creek divides the town of Silverton in more than one way, with some residents in favor and others not of a designation of the leaking mines becoming a Superfund site north of the town.

What’s to come in 2016?

“When I get work where I need more people, it’s tough to find well-qualified workers in this area who are not already doing what I do,” said Travis Measle, owner of Steelburner Welding, in September.
The construction of a new terminal at Durango-La Plata County Airport gained support from Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners in 2015. But now the project needs the approval of the public.
This spring, the city expects to finish the estimated $9 million road that will connect the “Bridge to Nowhere” to the end of Wilson Gulch Road near Mercy Regional Medical Center.
Carmen Small, front, is one of a few Durangoans we’ll keep our eye on this year to see if she lands a spot to compete in the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The Powerhouse Science Center closed its doors for four months this years as its board and supporters rebooted the organization.
Design work will start on the sewer plant remodel this spring after voter approval of $68 million in debt-financing for the project in November. The $58 million plant remodel is among the largest projects in the city’s history. It is expected the city will spend $10 million on sewer-related projects, not necessarily at the plant.
Cement Creek divides the town of Silverton in more than one way, with some residents in favor and others not of a designation of the leaking mines becoming a Superfund site north of the town.
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