Downtown Durango

Firefighters douse chimney fire Friday night on Main Avenue in Durango

Firefighters responded to the 700 block of Main Avenue for a report of smoke and flames coming from the roof of Derailed Pour House on Friday night in Durango. The fire in the chimney of the...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Police take proactive approach to problems at Colorado Pongas

Durango police decided more than a year ago that remedial measures would better address liquor license violations at Colorado Pongas rather than punitive ones. And it seems to be working, city...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cantera pivots toward high-end cuisine

A year into its life at 1150 Main Ave., Cantera’s menu is changing. The restaurant wants to pivot away from stereotypical Mexican cuisine and focus on becoming a higher-end dining experience, said...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

The Cavern restaurant now Down the Rabbit Hole

Basement bar The Cavern, at 640 Main Ave., went through an extreme remodel and is now Down the Rabbit Hole. An ownership group of 10 individuals hired Donald Fleming, who lives in Bloomfield, N.M.,...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Save the date for these events

Now that 2019 is in full swing, here are key dates for events downtown and in the North Main District for your calendar. The North Main District Clean Day will be held on May 3. This event was...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2019 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

Campaign to dissuade handouts to homeless may expand in downtown Durango

An effort to funnel downtown shoppers’ donations away from panhandlers and toward human service agencies through the Make It Count campaign in downtown Durango may be expanding. Members of the...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rotary Club to host chapter president of restaurant group

Dave Woodruff, Durango chapter president of the Colorado Restaurant Association, will speak to the Rotary Club of Durango at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. He will address how...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: UNKNOWN

Open house to discuss Fort Lewis Mesa district plan

The Fort Lewis Mesa Planning District Open House will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Breen Community Building, 15300 Colorado Highway 140. A presentation about the work that has been done...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown snow removal set for Friday, Saturday mornings

Herald Staff Report City of Durango crews will be hauling snow from the Central Business District from 11:59 p.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday and again Friday night through Saturday morning. Any...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moe’s Starlight Lounge busted for serving minors

The state has suspended Moe’s Starlight Lounge’s liquor license after employees were caught serving alcohol to a minor on three separate occasions, according to the Department of Revenue. A state...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free downtown parking, for a limited time only

Could you clarify the city’s loading-zone policy? A meter reader told me that the city changed its policy a year ago. The “Commercial Loading” signs no longer apply, but will be left there. The...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

December snow could help close tough retail year in Durango

Shop owners and managers on Main Avenue are looking for Christmas shoppers to put in a strong final month to what has been a tough retail year that was pinched by little winter snow, the 416 Fire,...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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