Downtown Durango

Downtown ambassadors help tourists, watch for troublemakers

For Cathy Roberts, working a few shifts as a downtown ambassador is an ideal fit. “I get to walk and talk. It’s the perfect job for me,” Roberts said during a shift early in the tourist season. “I...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four-story building planned for intersection of north Main Avenue, Camino del Rio

A four-story building at the intersection of Main Avenue and Camino del Rio could house 33 new condominiums or a hotel. Frank Jarrell and his wife, Janet King, own the medical office on the...

DATE: July 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four-story building with 42 condos planned for Main Avenue

A mixed-use building that could house 42 new condominiums and commercial space could be built next spring in the 1100 block of Main Avenue. The four-story building would take the place of three...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Roost opens on College Drive downtown

After 6512’ closed in 2016, the space at 128 E. College Drive downtown remained vacant for two years. Now, it has reopened as The Roost. Owned by Chris and Michele Redding, who also run Cuckoo’s...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Cannabis Discovery Center opens downtown

When curious visitors come to Colorado with questions about legal marijuana, Durango now has the go-to place. The mission of the Durango Cannabis Discovery Center is to provide information about...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP’s regional office moving to downtown Durango

The BP regional office for the San Juan Basin will move in October from its building near the Durango-La Plata Airport to space leased in the Bank of Colorado building on Main Avenue. Up to 90...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taste of Durango to kick off summer festival season

The Taste of Durango returns Sunday. The fiesta is both the city’s largest food celebration and, to many, the event that kicks off Durango’s summer festival season. While many features of Taste ...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Maria’s Bookshop, mainstay on Main Avenue, is for sale

Maria’s Bookshop in Durango is for sale. However, Peter Schertz, the shop’s co-owner, said Thursday that book lovers shouldn’t be concerned: Maria’s isn’t going anywhere. “There will still be a...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Old Car Club calls off motor expo this summer

For the first time in 35 years, iconic cars will not gather for Durango’s Motor Expo this summer. Durango Old Car Club members decided not to organize the car show this year, but it’s not...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council supports ban on sitting, lying on downtown sidewalks

Durango City Council supported a new ordinance during a work session Tuesday night that would prohibit sitting or lying on sidewalks or in alleys downtown. The proposal has been controversial...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed ban on sitting and lying on sidewalks splits residents

Residents were split on the need to prohibit people from sitting or lying on city sidewalks during a hearing Wednesday at Durango City Hall. Passionate residents said they were often afraid of...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council may prohibit sitting or lying down on sidewalks

A potential city ordinance could prohibit everyone from sitting or lying down on city sidewalks, but advocates worry it targets the poor. The law could improve safety downtown, especially for...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News