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City Market now charging for cash back

For folks looking to avoid being nickel-and-dimed at ATMs, getting cash back at the grocery store has been a popular – and until recently – free option in Durango. However, City Market, a division...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Still think gas prices are high? Durango has lowest rates this week

Durango enjoyed the cheapest gas prices in the state in mid-December based on a 10-city survey conducted by AAA Colorado. Also, prices throughout Colorado could drop by as much as a quarter by New...

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

New laws aim to protect renters facing eviction, uninhabitable homes

Renters living in uninhabitable conditions or facing eviction have more protections after the Colorado Legislature and governor approved bills that could help prevent people from losing their...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect moderate gas price increases in 2018

How high will gas prices go in 2018? Experts say consumers are likely to pay more for gasoline in the upcoming year, but market forces are in place moderating those increases and make it unlikely...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

With help from Habitat for Humanity, 2 La Plata County women have homes

Two local La Plata County women were this year’s benefactors of the Habitat for Humanity program , cutting the ribbons to their new Bayfield homes during a dedication ceremony on Sunday. Habitat’s...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Assistance available for winter heating costs

Heating the home during the cold months can be a costly undertaking, but low-income households may be eligible to receive assistance paying those bills this winter. La Plata County Department of...

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

Durango laundries expect to pass along utility rate increases

Some businesses with heavy water usage expect to pass on city water and sewer rate increases to customers, after absorbing them in years past. Residents can expect to see a 10 percent increase for...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

No electric rate hike expected in 2017, LPEA says

When La Plata Electric Association adopts its 2017 rates in November, they are expected to stay the same. The cooperative has been weighing whether an increase in the cost of wholesale power from...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Natural gas service almost fully restored

Natural gas service was restored Wednesday to about 86 percent of the 750 customers cut off by the Atmos Energy outage which began Monday afternoon. Service should be close to fully restored by...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional Housing Alliance to go dormant

The Regional Housing Alliance will go dormant next year and its programs will be transferred to the La Plata Homes Fund and local governments. The Durango City Council and the La Plata County...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wholesale cost increase could bring LPEA rate hike

A rate increase on wholesale power could result in higher costs for La Plata Electric Association customers next year. LPEA , which has more than 30,000 members, purchases 95 percent of its power...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Councilors compromise on construction defects law

Greater protections for condominium builders to guard against frivolous construction defects lawsuits are moving forward within city limits. The Durango City Council did not take any formal action...

DATE: May 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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