Durango City Council

Durango City Council issues split vote on energy codes

Durango City Councilors are split on whether to adopt a stricter international energy code that would require new construction in city limits be more efficient. Councilors discussed the issue...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City likely to raise sewer, trash and recycling rates next year

Durango residents are likely to get a larger utility bill next year so that the city of Durango can pay for sewer projects and sustainability efforts. The average monthly utility bill is expected...

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

Suffering soil may cause city to make changes to organic parks program

Unhealthy turf at some of the organically treated parks in the city may prompt Durango city councilors to return some to conventionally maintained parks. Park Elementary’s field and Needham Park...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Urinetown: The Musical’ raises questions about regulation

The freedom to pee in “Urinetown: The Musical” helped start a conversation with local officials about regulations and planning for the future following a performance of the show on Sunday. The show...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango seeks feedback on cuts to transit budget, services

Residents who use the city’s buses may have fewer route options in April because the city needs to cut up to $1.5 million from the transit budget. The city will hold an open house tonight to gather...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposal to limit vacation rentals in Durango city limits put on hold

A proposal to block vacation rentals from opening in some areas of Durango slated for redevelopment has been shelved for now. It was one of several land-use code amendments the Durango Planning...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County officials may reconvene homeless coalition

The Durango City Council and the La Plata County Commission may reconvene a coalition focused on homelessness. Problems associated with camping on public land, such as the risk of starting a...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area children recognized for bookmarks they created

The Durango City Council has recognized the winners of a bookmark contest sponsored by the Friends of the Durango Public Library and Maria’s Bookshop. Renee Sebestyen, secretary of the Friends of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Annexation of Lake Nighthorse by city of Durango begins

The city took a small step toward opening Lake Nighthorse Tuesday evening by beginning the annexation process. The Durango City Council accepted a petition submitted by the Bureau of Reclamation to...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Officer honored for saving baby

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds support 100 percent renewable energy petition in Durango

More than 900 people and 111 businesses support a petition calling for the city to commit to transitioning to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2050. Advocates presented the signatures to the...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s arts funding may take new form

The city may fund the arts differently next year by offering a more targeted grant program through the Community Development Department. The city is considering setting aside $20,000 for a new...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News