Downtown Durango

Durango city councilors take a spin around downtown

“This is tough. I’m not even going to try to open the door because I roll down the incline,” said City Councilor Barbara Noseworthy as she tried to get into the U.S. Post Office on Sunday while in...

DATE: July 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fearful of virus, business denies health care worker pedicure in Durango

A business’ refusal to serve people based on their race, political beliefs, religion and gender affiliation is considered strictly off limits – even illegal – but what about the denial of service...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second Time Around gets a second lease on life

Durangoans watching out for each other and a bit of luck kept the doors open at one of the town’s longtime consignment shops, Second Time Around. The shop has even gained a bit more prominence...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango’s downtown businesses bump out

Happy Fourth of July to all visitors and locals in the Durango area! Fourth of July will be different this year without parades, street dances and fireworks, but we can still celebrate with our...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | COLUMN: What's Up Downtown

What’s next for Durango’s Buckley Park?

Art Gomez remembers Durango High School football practices at what is now Buckley Park. Nancy Ariano remembers the park’s hillside used as a sledding run for children as far back as her childhood...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Masks: The new normal at Durango businesses

You know the era of COVID-19 has become the new normal when mask wearing is now the default while eating or shopping in downtown Durango. “No one’s really gotten upset,” said Jim Carver, co-owner...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

$5,000 statue stolen from crepe stand in downtown Durango

A statue valued at about $5,000 was stolen from outside Michel’s Corner Crepes in downtown Durango, the shop’s owner said. Michel Poumay, owner of the crepe shop on the corner of College Drive and...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses get creative with Main Avenue bump-outs

Maria’s Bookshop created a garden, Carver’s calls its Main Avenue tables “The Front Porch,” El Moro is offering outdoor seating and has only started to enhance its bump-out. Across downtown...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid calls for removal, ‘Chief’ sign in downtown Durango vandalized

After petitions circulated last week both in support and in opposition to the “Chief” sign in downtown Durango, the large Native American caricature outside the Toh-Atin Gallery was vandalized with...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pro-‘Chief’ petition surfaces after calls to bring sign down

Those who want to keep the “Chief” sign up in downtown Durango have started a petition of their own to save the large caricature of a Native American man, receiving more than 1,500 signatures in...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New look, and driving experience, for Durango’s Main Avenue

Main Avenue in downtown Durango looks pretty different. Half-moon metal fencing bumps out into the thoroughfare where parking and lanes of traffic used to be. Bright orange cones guard the outer...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outdoor commerce coming to Main Avenue – and we mean on Main

The lines are being drawn. The city of Durango started painting new traffic lanes Thursday evening on Main Avenue to prepare for outdoor commerce spaces on the road – and help businesses adapt to...

DATE: June 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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