Durango City Council

Fire, construction hurts Lake Nighthorse revenue

The 416 Fire and boat ramp reconstruction are likely responsible for lower-than-expected visitation and revenue at Lake Nighthorse this summer. The lake has generated about $60,123, and the city...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council must weigh tax question during down tourist season

In the middle of a tough tourist season, Durango City Council is considering whether to place a tax increase on the November ballot. The results of a statistically valid survey, mailed out to...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding delayed for long-term plan to address homelessness

Long-term plans to address homelessness may be delayed as a result of uncertain budget impacts to local governments stemming from the 416 Fire. The city of Durango and La Plata County are bracing...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council OKs temporary homeless site

The city of Durango on Thursday will open a temporary site for homeless campers displaced by fire restrictions. City councilors, on a 4-0 vote with Councilor Chris Bettin absent, passed an...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers temporary evacuation shelter for homeless residents

Durango City Council could open a new, temporary evacuation camp for homeless residents who have been displaced by Stage 3 fire restrictions. The camp would be located on city open space adjacent...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may study radon at new homeless camp

Tests to study the effects of radon on people in tents may be conducted at the site of a new homeless camp expected to open before the end of the month near the Durango Dog Park. The Durango City...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango repeals limits on jury trials

Durango City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to repeal a law that prohibited residents facing a fine for low-level criminal offenses from requesting a jury trial. The American Civil Liberties...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College softball complex dedicated

The newly renovated softball complex at Fort Lewis College was dedicated Friday by city and college officials. “These fields are glorious,” Mayor Sweetie Marbury said. Marbury threw several...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Got something to say? Say it fast at Durango City Council meetings

One of Sweetie Marbury’s first official actions as Durango mayor was to reduce the amount of time residents can speak at City Council meetings, from five minutes to three minutes. Marbury, who took...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ewing Mesa envisioned as a recreational, cultural mecca

Durangoans would have a new 1,800-acre cultural, athletic and recreational wonderland if plans envisioned for Ewing Mesa, now dubbed Durango Mesa by the city, come to fruition. The three major...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council bans sitting, lying on sidewalks

Durango City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits anyone from sitting or lying down on downtown sidewalks, curbs and other public areas. The law will provide another...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango voters may be asked to approve tax increase this November

The city of Durango is considering asking voters to approve a tax increase in November to address a looming budget shortfall and pay for major construction projects. The city expects a budget...

DATE: May 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News