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City could pay more for fire services

A plan to simplify the funding and governance of fire and emergency services comes with a $4.3 million catch for the city of Durango. This is in addition to an annual fee for service that is...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two-hotel project provokes backlash

Grand plans for a 127-room national chain hotel, an additional 58-room boutique hotel, a restaurant and a parking garage all to be built on the same city block provoked a not-in-my-backyard revolt...

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

A bird! A plane! It’s Ron LeBlanc!

Public officials in Durango are not unlike Ken and Barbie dolls. People like to see them dressed up in different costumes, everything from woolly Western wear to the stretchy spandex of...

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

Osprey makes a pit stop in Durango for repairs

A U.S. Air Force Osprey should be lifting vertically from the Durango-La Plata County Airport within the next few days after an unscheduled weeklong pit stop for repairs. The versatile airplane,...

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

Fire scenario moves City Hall to library

During a training drill Thursday, people could be heard speaking at a normal volume on the second floor of the Durango Public Library. Normally a shushing zone with communication primarily done by...

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

Lightning keeps firefighters busy

Gusty and unpredictable winds forced ground and air crews to pull back from fighting two lightning-caused fires in southeastern La Plata County late Wednesday afternoon. “It was a really dangerous...

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

Electronics account for lion’s share of recycling revenue

The city of Durango now accepts electronics and batteries for recycling every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Durango Recycling Center, 710 Tech Center Drive. Fees are attached, such as $3 for...

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

Bag issue to go on November ballot

The issue of whether to impose a 10-cent fee on grocery bags will be blowing in the wind until Nov. 5. The Durango City Council decided Tuesday to put the issue on the ballot rather than repeal the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City passes moratorium for recreational pot sales

The Durango City Council on Tuesday approved a moratorium on recreational marijuana businesses through June 30, 2014. Ann Perkins Parrott, owner of Bookcase in Durango, during a public hearing...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bag-fee decision could go to voters

The debate about fees on grocery bags refuses to decompose. The city of Durango on Monday verified that a citizens group got the minimum number of verified signatures, 344, or 10 percent of those...

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

Garbage goes golden

Coffee can make you jittery while marijuana has a mellowing effect. They might seem like polar opposites, but sellers of the products might have a future together, perhaps proving that someone’s...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accident interrupts trains

A pickup struck a pedestrian at Ninth Street and Narrow Gauge Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Saturday, police said, temporarily interrupting the Parade of Trains for True West Railfest. The pedestrian, an...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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