Durango City Council

Residents share examples of racism, discrimination in Durango

A 10-year-old child recalled being called “blackie” at school. A medical field employee faced a racist slur in the workplace. And another person was berated for 15 minutes with anti-gay slurs at a...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteer commission at forefront of Durango’s anti-racism effort

The city of Durango is taking steps to address community concerns about racial equity, and it is looking to its Community Relations Commission to play a leading role. When Minneapolis police...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council plans to weigh in on ‘Chief’ sign

Durango City Council plans to take a stand on the controversial “Chief” sign, but first councilors want to hear from those most affected. The sign, across from Toh-Atin Gallery, has drawn...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group proposes self-governed homeless camp in west Durango

The Neighbors in Need Alliance proposed a permanent camp location near Greenmount Cemetery and Manna soup kitchen in Durango to provide secure housing for people experiencing homelessness before...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango extends mandatory face-mask order indefinitely

The city of Durango will extend its mandatory face-covering order indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Durango City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the order, which had...

DATE: June 16, 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

Durango businesses back use of Main Avenue

Durango businesses support the partial closure of Main Avenue to provide space for outdoor commerce, but they will have to wait until later in June before seeing the changes. Downtown restaurants...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council, police support peaceful protest

The city of Durango and Durango Police Department offered statements about George Floyd’s death during a City Council meeting Tuesday. “Institutional racism and discrimination continue to permeate...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans e-bike trial at Twin Buttes

Fans of electric bicycles will have a new place to ride in June – on a trial basis. The city of Durango will start a one-year trial at the end of June to allow pedal-assist electric bike users to...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Durango orders mandatory face coverings beginning today

The city of Durango on Thursday issued a mandatory face-covering order, starting Friday morning. The order, the first in La Plata and Archuleta counties, requires everyone to wear a face covering...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers mandatory masks, but demurs

Durango city councilors flirted with the idea of a mandatory face-covering order during a study session Tuesday while exploring ways to create a mask-wearing culture in town. Under Colorado public...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango approves new tool for economic development

The city of Durango has approved an urban renewal authority to stimulate economic growth in struggling parts of town. Urban renewal authorities, public redevelopment districts allowed under state...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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