Position: Reporter

Email: SMueller@DurangoHerald.com

Phone Number: 970-375-4526

Airport’s growing pains

Durango-La Plata County Airport is bursting at its seams. Passenger traffic at the airport grew nearly 28 percent between 2009 and 2013. That growth has overwhelmed virtually all passenger...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talking about the 2015 budget

The city of Durango’s public workshop this week on the 2015 budget was lightly attended, but it still gave some residents a chance to voice their concerns. The budget process starts with the City...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vacation-rental cap lowered in city neighborhoods

The Durango City Council has approved reducing the cap on vacation rentals in city neighborhoods. The council took a first vote on the cap reduction earlier this week. A final vote is expected...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where do you park?

Parking to work in downtown Durango can eat up a worker’s income. Figures from the Durango Chamber of Commerce show that more than 9,800 people work in the Central Business District as full-time,...

DATE: July 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Town’s pot rules tighten

The possibility of retail marijuana in mixed-use neighborhoods is dying after the Durango City Council took action Tuesday. Reacting to resident-led opposition to a previous decision allowing...

DATE: July 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Locals offer ideas for ethics board

Durango residents told city officials Monday they want an independent ethics board. The city held two public workshops on its draft code of conduct and code of ethics for residents to give...

DATE: July 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

How should city’s taxes be spent in ’15?

The city of Durango wants to hear from residents at its upcoming public workshop on the 2015 budget. The workshop is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday in City Council Chambers at City Hall. The event is...

DATE: July 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group seeks to repeal city laws

Residents have started collecting signatures to repeal laws approved by Durango City Council to regulate marijuana shops and vacation rentals. Lawyers for a citizens group submitted six affidavits...

DATE: July 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City spending $2.2M on road improvements

The city of Durango is expected to spend more than $2.2 million on street improvements this year, officials said Tuesday. City staff updated the City Council on various projects, including paving...

DATE: July 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fees to register ADUs worry some homeowners

Several residents asked questions about the city of Durango’s plans to enforce accessory dwelling units and proposed fees to register units at a public meeting Wednesday. An ADU is an apartment in...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council OKs design phase for river access points

Durango City Councilors had their chance to weigh in on the new river-access designs at Tuesday’s study session. Opinions varied, but the council ultimately agreed on moving forward with the design...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding available for community programs

The city of Durango is accepting applications for 2015 community support funding. Community support money is available to nonprofits that address societal issues, such as the La Plata County...

DATE: July 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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