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Email: jhaug@durangoherald.com

Revenue woes threaten library, senior center

Because expenditures are outgrowing revenue from a joint sales tax, the Durango/La Plata Senior Center and Durango Public Library could fall off a “funding cliff” by 2017, according to Jessica...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second Avenue hotels get height variance

After listening to residential neighbors who feared the loss of privacy and incompatible development, Durango city councilors voted 3-2 Tuesday night to approve a height variance for a six-story...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annexation could be coming soon for Oxbow

Durango Mayor Dick White expressed optimism Monday that the new Oxbow Park and Preserve could be annexed by the city before January. Lack of law enforcement in the 44-acre preserve – north of town,...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango missing pot opportunity?

Over bluegrass weekend in June, the Telluride Bud Co. turned away 364 people wanting to sample recreational marijuana. On Telluride Blues and Brews Festival weekend in September, the medical...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to connect again with human chain

Durango is getting ready to connect once again with a human chain on the Animas River Trail, scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday. Last year, the first Durango Connect connected an estimated 9,000...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Steampunk picks up steam

Because of interest from those who might like to add aviator goggles, ray guns and other anachronisms to their Victorian costumes, the Durango Heritage Celebration requests participants “to kindly...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican lawmakers reach out to Durango

The same kind of alienation from living in isolated Southwest Colorado is what is driving the secession movement in northern Colorado. The secession movement is a “squeaky-wheel” protest to get the...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solution to city housing issue?

City officials think they might have hit a upon the formula for reaching consensus on the contentious issue of accessory dwellings, also known as mother-in-law apartments and alley cottages. “If...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Old Rocket Drive-In site waits for liftoff

Between Walmart and Home Depot and convenient to the busiest stretch of highway in Southwest Colorado are 63.5 acres of scrubland conspicuous for the lack of commercial development. In a year when...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rooms of last resort

For the first three weeks of the semester, 20-year-old Brandi Lucero has lived like a tourist with free trolley rides to downtown and all the cable TV she can watch between classes. Her temporary...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Playing fields between rocks and hard place

As the days get shorter and the nights get longer, lighted sports fields become sought after. Durango’s 15-acre Smith Sports Complex at Fort Lewis College is supposed to accommodate longer playing...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airline apologizes for service

A manager for United Airlines apologized Thursday for unreliable service in Durango, where it is the biggest carrier with an average six flights a day to Denver. It has shown improvement this month...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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