Construction and property

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

Durango’s hotel row moving south

Charles Albert, who has run an inn in Durango for 40 years, has joined a migration that began several years ago as motels move from north Main Avenue to south Durango. Speaking from the...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Parade of Homes award winners announced

Cerwin Homes and Kogan Builders were recognized Friday in the Parade of Homes Gala for their work on two La Plata County homes. The builders took the top awards in the People’s Choice and Judges’...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding granted to build 40-unit complex for disabled homeless residents

Disabled homeless residents in Durango could be moving out of their tents and into a new 40-unit apartment complex within two years. Housing Solutions for the Southwest announced Tuesday the...

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

Terminal remodel nears completion at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Construction of a new baggage-handling facility and remodeling of the ticket counter and airline operational offices are on schedule and on budget at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. The $1.7...

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

Asphalt overlay begins on East Animas Road north of Durango

Construction to improve the surface of East Animas Road (County Road 250) started Monday and could slow traffic for 2½ weeks. The 5.5 mile asphalt overlay project will extend from Hidden Falls...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Developing a forest-friendly home building technique

If Kyle Hanson is right, three to five years down the road, a small-scale lumber industry will be enjoying a renaissance in Southwest Colorado, aided by the pioneering efforts of his firm Timber...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Zia Taqueria north’s new home under construction

Construction is under way at what will be the new home of Zia Taqueria north, a building branded as “30th @ Main” by taco shop owner Tim Turner. In addition to Zia Taqueria north , the...

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

Roosa Avenue Connect would add foot path, safety measures

Durango city officials hope to improve pedestrian safety, connectivity and accessibility on Roosa Avenue between Ninth Street and El Paso Street, in part, by adding a 10-foot-wide, shared-use path....

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Permanent affordable housing hitting Durango market

New homes for sale or under construction in Durango could provide permanent affordable housing for a lucky few. The 10 new homes are expected to fill a growing need in the community for affordable...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Front hill leading to Fort Lewis College will reopen Wednesday

The front hill to Fort Lewis College on East Eighth Avenue will reopen Wednesday morning after an extended closure for road maintenance. The road had to be closed June 26 to allow crews to dig up...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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