Construction and property

Home construction could disturb open space near Riverview Elementary

Riverview-area residents are concerned a proposed house will disturb a steep hillside at the end of East Seventh Avenue. The home could be built on private property adjacent to well-traveled open...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Memorial in Cortez shows off $32 million upgrade

New buildings, spacious, sunlit patient rooms and modern technology greeted dozens of visitors to the grand opening of the expanded Southwest Memorial Hospital campus on Monday. Anchoring the south...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango fire using tax increase to hire staff, make improvements

The property tax increase voters overwhelming approved in the November election has helped the Durango Fire Protection District move forward to hire staff, buy new vehicles and remodel a fire...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health faces operational, cash challenges

Southwest Health System faces financial challenges, including a bond violation, but a new CEO said he believes the problems can be overcome. Anthony Sudduth, of Community Hospital Corp,. was hired...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plans for Second Avenue hotels move forward

Plans for two six-story hotels on East Second Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets are moving forward. The project was approved in 2014, but it was delayed by financing, Assistant Community...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two hotels, medical building proposed for Escalante Drive

Two hotels and a medical building are proposed along Escalante Drive between Home Depot and Walmart. The city’s Design Review Board approved the project on Wednesday after offering the architects...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango approves a nontraditional subdivision

A proposed subdivision that has raised some controversy near Florida Road and Colorado Avenue won over city officials this week. A few Durango city councilors praised the courtyard design of the...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Previously denied project gets OK from Durango Planning Commission

Durango Planning Commission approved a controversial proposal to build 10 new homes on Jameson Drive west of Florida Road during a Monday night hearing. The developer revised plans for the...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local company may buy Western Excelsior mill site

Aspen Wall Wood is interested in purchasing the remaining assets of the Western Excelsior mill facility in Mancos, officials from both companies announced during a Montezuma County commissioners...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Lottery funds cover Parks and Rec shop costs

Durango City Council approved more funding for new Parks and Recreation Department buildings at Greenmount Cemetery on Tuesday night. The city’s initial estimate for the project was $2.3 million,...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State budget includes $3 million for exercise science expansion at FLC gym

After a dreary budgetary season, Fort Lewis College received some good financial news Thursday. Funds of $3 million have been included in the 2018-19 state budget to be used in the design and...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second phase of Lumien Apartments approved

Construction could start on 36 units of new, affordable housing near 32nd Street this summer. Durango City Council unanimously approved the second phase of the Lumien Apartments this week. “I am...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News