Florida Road development faces setback after community concerns

A housing development proposal off Florida Road was withdrawn this week, marking a victory for concerned residents and a setback for Durango’s housing goals. If approved, the development would have...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Why so many homebuyers are picking Durango

Jamie Kruft and her husband, Ed, knew they were going to live in Colorado eventually. The COVID-19 pandemic and the rapid shift in workplaces to accommodate telecommuting simply accelerated their...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Home prices rise, inventory sinks in Durango and La Plata County

COVID-19 may be hurting restaurants, small shops and salons, but the real estate market appears to have developed herd immunity to the problematic pathogen. The Durango Area Association of Realtors...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds honor late Justice Ginsburg at Durango Women’s March

The Durango Women’s March on Saturday, which drew about 200 people, was a mixture of commemoration, protest and campaigning. The national Women’s March organization decided to hold the October...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango proposes new limits on vacation rentals

The city of Durango is considering limiting vacation rentals in three types of residential neighborhoods, an adjustment to its regulations for the popular rentals. The city has about 120 permitted...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango furloughs saved city $470,000

The city of Durango furloughed staff members earlier this year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic – a move that officials said was needed and achieved its desired effect. But the city has no...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College breaks ground on Health Sciences Center

Fort Lewis College officials and community leaders broke ground Friday at the future site of the college’s much-needed Health Sciences Center. The Health Sciences Department is the largest and...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police reforms begin to take root in La Plata County

La Plata County law enforcement agencies say they are well on their way to meeting new police reform policies passed by the Colorado Legislature in June. The reform law was prompted by the deaths...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Durango city manager to begin listening tour

Jose Madrigal, the new city manager, will begin his tenure leading Durango with a listening tour – an effort to hear from residents and city employees about what city government is doing well,...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

ICE arrests, detains Mexican man suspected of domestic violence in Durango

A Mexican citizen arrested earlier this year in Durango, initially on suspicion of attempted murder in a domestic violence case, has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and faces...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s moving week for Zia Taqueria on north Main Avenue in Durango

Zia Taqueria closed its old north Main Avenue location Monday and plans to reopen in its new building one block to the south on Thursday. “It’s gone smoothly. No major curveballs so far,” said...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘It’s not only my right, it’s my responsibility to honor those women’

One hundred years ago today, the United States adopted a new constitutional amendment: Women would have the right to vote. On Saturday, La Plata County residents celebrated that historic day with a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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