Downtown Durango

Durango to reduce height of 400-plus parking meters

The city of Durango will cut the height of more than 400 parking meters in coming months to bring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. According to Wade Moore, parking...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police searching for attempted murder suspect

Police are searching for a man suspected of attempted murder for trying to slash another man’s neck last weekend in downtown Durango. An arrest warrant has been issued for Sean Christopher...

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

Horse-drawn carriage, sans driver, makes the rounds in downtown Durango

Tales of a headless horseman who prowls the forests at night in a horse-drawn carriage, looking for his decapitated head and taking victims along the way, have persisted and spooked people since...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Machine blasts gum stains from downtown Durango sidewalks

The Durango Business Improvement District has a new tool to blast away unsightly stains that pockmark downtown sidewalks as a result of gum chewers who can’t find a trash can to spit their cud. The...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown distillery gaining recognition

With six breweries, Durango is certainly a craft-beer town, but beers are not the only alcoholic products making a name for themselves. Durango Craft Spirits is on a streak, winning awards for its...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Fox News story draws ire from Durangoans

Fox News on Wednesday portrayed Durango as a picturesque mountain town – once vibrant and upscale, “dotted with luxury hotels” – but recently “overrun by panhandlers,” thanks, in part, to legalized...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Amigos Del Sur opens in Main Mall

Tonny Del Solar was having a small going away party in December for his friends when they decided to open a restaurant together instead. “My dream was always to have my own business,” Del Solar...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Dog bowls face scrutiny in downtown Durango

A Pagosa Springs woman who tripped and fell on a dog bowl while shopping in downtown Durango is trying to warn business owners of the potential danger. But so far, she has received a chilly...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City sales tax collections slip in March

Sales across the city of Durango in March did not keep pace with last year, city sales tax records show. The city collected $1.8 million in March, about 1.3 percent less than it collected in March...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BID backs strict panhandling laws, greater police presence

The Business Improvement District plans to advocate for stricter laws to reduce the visibility of panhandling, a greater police presence downtown and increased outreach to help people in need. BID...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cleaning up downtown for summer

On Friday, May 26, join the Durango Chamber of Commerce and the Durango Business Improvement District for Downtown Clean Day. This annual event is a fun volunteer opportunity for families, clubs,...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Downtown Durango panhandling survey pitches ideas – some unique, some possibly illegal

Durango business owners upset with panhandlers “who are impacting the safety, charm and allure of our community” have come up with some creative – and potentially unconstitutional – ideas for...

DATE: May 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News