Construction and property

Bridge shelter and transitional housing to open this fall

A new homeless shelter and transitional housing apartments on East Empire Street are expected to open in the fall and provide a new opportunity for residents to stabilize their lives. The $2.7...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Motels converted into long-term housing on north Main Avenue

Life as a homeless camper “wasn’t easy” for Bella Brown. Once, while living outdoors near Durango, her tent collapsed in the snow. She propped it up with her walking sticks. Brown has been homeless...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash occurs in U.S. 160 construction zone

A three-vehicle crash in the construction zone on U.S. Highway 160 on Monday morning sent one driver to the hospital, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The crash occurred when a westbound...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Front hill to Fort Lewis closed until July 31

The front hill on East Eight Avenue to Fort Lewis College will be closed through July 31 for road construction. Drivers should use Goeglein Gulch Road to reach the campus. The road must be closed...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Custom home subdivision taking shape on Junction Street in Durango

A new subdivision is taking shape on Junction Street in west Durango that could have homes built by this time next year. Ten custom homes are planned for the 2-acre lot across the street from...

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Internet options likely to improve in Bayfield

Internet service in Bayfield is likely to improve in the coming year as companies plan expansions in the area. Brainstorm Internet, a wireless internet provider, and FastTrack Communications, an...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers set aside $38 million for affordable housing

The Colorado Legislature passed two measures this session that will provide millions of dollars each year to help ease the state’s affordable housing crisis. In 2020, the two bills could set aside...

DATE: May 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rental price for two-bedroom units hits $1,400 in Durango

The cost of renting a two-bedroom home in Durango rose 20% in four years, bringing the median cost to $1,400 per month, according to a new housing report. Region 9 Economic Development District of...

DATE: May 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

One step at a time, Durango airport moves toward terminal expansion

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to invest $270,000 this year in a long-term plan for a terminal expansion. The work, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year, will build on a...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School seeks $21 million grant for new school

Animas High School officials should know by May 17 whether they will get a $21 million BEST grant for a new school. The application is complicated by a local match AHS must raise if it is awarded...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Land purchase ensures Bridge to Nowhere can connect to Hwy. 550

The Colorado Department of Transportation and the owners of property needed to realign U.S. Highway 550 in Grandview reached a $2.5 million settlement in a lawsuit last week allowing highway...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cost estimates for ‘Paths to Mesa Verde’ released

Construction for an 8-mile section of the 17-mile proposed Paths to Mesa Verde Trail between Mancos and Cortez is estimated to cost between $11 million and $13 million, according to a recently...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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