Downtown Durango

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Apartments proposed along Main Avenue in downtown Durango

A proposed mixed-use building that could add 44 new apartments to Main Avenue is in the early design stages. The Design Review Board gave the architect and developer feedback Wednesday on the...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Budding entrepreneurs

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Oohs & Aahs set to close as owner nears retirement

Oohs & Aahs on Main Avenue plans to close on the last day of February. After 23 years, Phyllis Burwell, the owner of the high-end furniture store and interior decorating service, plans to retire...

DATE: Feb. 19, 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

The Blotter

Durango Police Monday 12:12 a.m. Someone reported two or three intoxicated people sleeping in the Durango Post Office lobby, 222 W. Eighth St. Police made at least one arrest. Sunday 1:04 a.m. ...

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