Construction and property

Nonprofit looks at ways to improve housing options for those in need

More affordable housing, professional help finding affordable housing and more financial assistance for those at risk of losing their housing could help more residents find homes or stay in them....

DATE: March 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Work to begin this week on upgrades to Durango-La Plata County Airport

The Durango-La Plata County Airport will break ground Thursday on a $1.6 million project to enhance the functionality of its 30-year-old terminal. The project, expected to be completed Nov. 1, will...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Shop class stars strut their stuff at regional competition

Seth Thornburg, 17, a senior at Durango High School, is pretty handy with a miter saw and a router – skills enhanced in carpentry and woodworking classes. Seth and 85 other students from five...

DATE: March 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

When tenants become landlords of mobile home parks

More than 40 mobile home parks provide affordable housing to thousands of residents in La Plata County. But those residents have little control over the long-term destiny of the land on which their...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

All are welcome, sort of, in many public places

There are “No Trespassing” signs around the Mason Center, including on the path I use every day. Isn’t this public property? Then there are “No Trespassing” signs around the School District 9-R...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

City explores lifting lot restrictions for accessory dwelling units

More residents may have the right to build rental apartments on their property in Durango neighborhoods if the city lifts rules on minimum lot sizes. Durango City Council asked city planners to...

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

Subdivision in northeast Durango plans expansion

Developers of Mountain Trace, a neighborhood under construction in northeast Durango, want to expand the subdivision from 84 approved homes to 138. Shaw LTD, the owner of the property, and Reynolds...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Animas High School examines two plans for a new home

Animas High School has two conceptual plans to build its permanent facility, and school officials are gathering input from the teachers, staff members, parents, students and community members about...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lake Nighthorse revenue, visitation fall short in 2018

The city of Durango has high expectations for Lake Nighthorse’s second season after a somewhat rocky first year with lower-than-expected revenue and visitation. The lake was closed for nine days...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Chamber of Commerce moves into new building

The Durango Chamber of Commerce has moved to its new location, a custom-built office at 2301 Main Ave., a couple months ahead of schedule. Chamber Executive Director Jack Llewellyn said the initial...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction begins on $3.1 million fire station upgrade in north Durango

A multimillion dollar expansion of the fire station on east 32nd Street is underway. Durango Fire Protection District expects to spend $3.1 million to expand the 1,000-square-foot Fire Station No....

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efficiency standards drive up home costs, but long-term savings promised

Buyers will be paying thousands of dollars more for newly built homes in Durango and La Plata County as a result of energy codes local governments started enforcing this year. However, the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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