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16-home development approved by Durango Planning Commission

A proposal to build 16 townhomes on Rosemary Lane off U.S. Highway 160 near downtown Durango was approved Monday by the city’s Planning Commission. The three-story townhomes would consist of a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 hours 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The face of Builders FirstSource in Durango retires after 23 years

Builders, home-improvement hobbyists and hardware connoisseurs are losing a friendly face at Builders FirstSource in Durango: Bill Cherry is retiring after 23 years with the business. Cherry, born...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Durango motels deny homeless guests

Community Compassion Outreach has started relocating members of La Plata County’s homeless population to motels using a recently awarded grant. Two Durango motels, however, have said they will not...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council signals support for partial closure of Main Avenue

Planters, tables and bike lanes could take over the outer edges of Main Avenue by mid-June as Durango tries to boost restaurant recovery during the coronavirus pandemic. Durango business groups and...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heat wave to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday

A heat wave is expected to hit Southwest Colorado on Wednesday, which will likely exacerbate already high fire danger conditions. Megan Stackhouse, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth sports organizations feel heat of COVID-19

The new coronavirus pandemic has exposed the delicate financial footing on which professional and college sports stand. Youth sports are no different. While states such as Florida, Kansas, Iowa,...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Youth Sports

Durango to require masks in public spaces

Durango city councilors directed city staff Tuesday to finalize and issue an ordinance making face coverings mandatory within city limits in response to the coronavirus. City staff expects to be...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango cancels July 4 events, except fireworks

The city of Durango has canceled its Fourth of July events but still plans to put on a fireworks show – at least for now. City officials said Monday that the coronavirus outbreak and continuing...

DATE: May 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado pauses to remember COVID-19 victims

Cities, counties and organizations across Colorado turned their building lights red at 7 p.m. Friday to honor those who have fallen victim to the coronavirus. In Colorado, 878 people died from...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring cleanup is almost a wrap, with more trash collected this year than last

Durango’s annual treasure trove of trash, known as spring cleanup, is set to end mid-May after another year of growth. “I think it’s a popular service,” said Levi Lloyd, Durango’s director of city...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What can numbers tell us about our response to the coronavirus?

The coronavirus pandemic upended life around the world. Billions of people have been ordered to stay home, millions of businesses have been forced to close and hundreds of thousands of people have...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Main Avenue shops take baby steps to reopen

A few Durango merchants took their first tentative steps toward reopening Monday – offering curbside sales and deliveries – but business appeared to resemble bears coming out of hibernation more...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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