Construction and property

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Durango townhome developer charged with corruption in Palm Springs

The developer behind Durango’s Mirador townhomes is facing felony corruption charges in Palm Springs stemming from business dealings with the city’s former mayor and another developer. John...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas River Trail construction on north extension to begin this summer

Change is coming to the Animas River Trail this year to make it safer and extend it north. Construction is expected to start this summer on a trail extension that will run from Animas City Park to...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Main Avenue buildings may be redeveloped

A proposal to tear down two buildings in the 1100 block of Main Avenue and a building on Narrow Gauge Avenue was floated during a Historic Preservation Board meeting Wednesday. The plans for the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango-La Plata County Airport plans short-term fixes

City and county officials decided on temporary and short-term solutions to help ease the Durango-La Plata County Airport’s space crunch on Tuesday. The Durango City Council and the La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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First of construction defects bills advances in Colorado Senate

DENVER – Construction defects bills are back. Senate Bill 45, which would change statute regarding the allocation of defense costs amongst contractors, is sponsored by leadership from both parties...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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The city plans for housing through 2040

Durango’s population is expected to grow from 18,500 to 31,500 by 2040, and so housing is a key piece of city’s comprehensive plan update. The plan is expected to encourage dense housing within...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County to update building code

Significant updates may be on the way for the La Plata County building code, which could mitigate some of the building department’s everyday problems. The department plans to update its code, based...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango to replace Parks and Rec shop

A new multimillion-dollar building will replace the cramped quarters at the Durango Parks and Recreation shop and offices at Greenmount Cemetery. Offices for the parks, natural lands, trails,...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City signs lease for Lake Nighthorse

The Durango City Council approved a long-awaited lease Tuesday that will allow the city to manage recreation at Lake Nighthorse. “We have been waiting for this to be on the agenda since 2009,”...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Third year of utility rate hikes in Durango begins in January

The city’s utility rates will go up in January, and residents can expect to see the increases on their February bill. The average bill for all city utilities is expected to be about $109, up from...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City asks for input on solving housing crisis

The city of Durango wants to know what residents think could help solve the affordable housing crisis. The community’s input at a forum on Thursday will help shape a plan that will guide possible...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Company eyes Dove Creek for hemp plant

A Florida firm is interested in purchasing an abandoned sunflower processing plant in Dove Creek to process hemp crops. Bayfront Capital, of Bradenton, Florida, is negotiating to purchase the...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News