Construction and property

4-story building proposed for East Second Ave. in Durango concerns neighbors

A proposed four-story building near East Second Avenue and College Drive has neighbors worried it will tower over existing homes. But the developer contends it is simply the first step in...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 12 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Does Durango have blight? The answer could help city redevelop

Does Durango have blighted neighborhoods in need of help? For some city officials and business representatives, the answer is yes. “I do think that there are areas in our community that still...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car dealership could be first business at Three Springs center

A Subaru dealership will likely be the first business to move into a 22-acre subdivision under construction near Three Springs south of Wilson Gulch Road, an area long envisioned as a new...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R evaluating options for new schools, bond measure

Durango School District 9-R is taking a hard look at its aging buildings and floating some big ideas, such as replacing Miller Middle School, closing and selling Florida Mesa Elementary School, and...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiny-home residents zero in on thrift, simplicity

Escalante Village, a tiny-home community south of downtown Durango, is proving to be a popular option with residents of diverse ages and backgrounds who want to save on housing costs by going...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Juniper School moving to Bodo Industrial Park

The Juniper School, a charter elementary school, plans to move next year into a building in Bodo Industrial Park south of downtown Durango, abandoning previous plans to relocate to the Tech Center...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rental rates stay high in Durango despite building boom

Even though hundreds of apartments are going up in Durango, the need for affordable housing continues to intensify. “We are having ever-increasing demand,” said Elizabeth Salkind, executive...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Trail extension work winds down for winter

Construction of the Animas River Trail north of 32nd Street and the Oxbow Park river put-in is expected to wrap up in June 2020 after some delays this year. Durango Parks and Recreation Director...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developers propose 144-unit apartment complex on north Main Avenue

Local developers are proposing a 144-unit apartment complex on north Main Avenue that could help meet the need for workforce housing. Brian and Marlene Rael, owners of MBR Development, are pitching...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camino del Rio traffic delays expected near new hotel

Beginning Dec. 2, Durango commuters should expect delays on Camino del Rio near Town Plaza as lanes are limited to meet the needs of construction at the new hotel being built at 1111 Camino del...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When seconds count, Durango firefighters hit the brass pole

In the race to douse a blaze or save a patient’s life, firefighters at Station No. 3 in north Durango have a new tool – a brass fire pole. The $18,000 pole is the first in town and was installed...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Average Durango home price jumps in 3rd quarter

The average price for a single-family home in Durango rose to $604,210 in the third quarter of 2019, up from $492,392 in the same quarter of 2018. But the number is a bit deceiving, according to...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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