City Manager Ron LeBlanc

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Interim chief named to Durango Police Department

A retired police official from Arvada has been tapped to lead the Durango Police Department until a permanent chief can be found. Lynn Johnson, who has 41 years police experience with the city of...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Interim aviation director named at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Airport Operations Manager Tony Vicari will become the interim director of the Durango-La Plata County Airport . City Manager Ron LeBlanc made the announcement Tuesday night at the Durango City...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bridge to Nowhere to go places

Residents might need to give the Bridge to Nowhere a new nickname at the end of the year. Construction on Wilson Gulch Drive began at the end of January, and when it is finished, it will allow...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Post time for La Posta

The La Posta Road area, south of Durango, is an appealing area for business growth, but the cost is causing some business owners to pause. Not much room is left for development in Bodo Industrial...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sky-high hopes

Durango-La Plata County Airport needs renovation, but the tens of millions it may require are raising major questions for public officials. The airport terminal, parking lots and tarmac all need...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trolley rides could cost $1

It may be $1 to ride the trolley next year. City Manager Ron LeBlanc recommended the Durango City Council consider the rate increase as part of his budget presentation Tuesday afternoon. Ever since...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango questioned about party invitations

In an email exchange with a Durango resident, City Manager Ron LeBlanc said all residents were welcome to attend a retirement party for former City Attorney David Smith even though the city failed...

DATE: June 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parking-ticket hike could fuel buses

Orange could be the new black for Durango’s transit. The orange-colored envelopes tacked onto the windshields of cars at expired parking meters might be the solution to getting the city’s transit...

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

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LeBlanc asks for budget increase

Saying he is desperate for more help, Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc said Thursday he wants to increase his office’s budget next year by 41.5 percent to hire an additional assistant and two...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Last call for Buzz Bus?

Like many late-night workers and bar patrons, Anna Hebert has depended on the Buzz Bus for safe rides home from downtown. As a Buzz Bus bonus, Hebert has often benefitted from the advice of the...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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Icy alleys a persistent peril

Bad things can happen in a dark alley.In low-crime Durango, the danger might not be so much muggers lurking in the dark of night, but the black ice that threatens in the light of day.Midday on Jan....

DATE: Jan. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News