Durango City Council

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Municipal event to focus on long-term needs

A new police station, better storm drainage, upgraded sidewalks and many other construction projects are all needed in the city, but paying for them is challenging. There are an estimated $210...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Expect higher fines if a bear raids your trash

Expect stiff fines if a bear scatters your trash in the coming weeks. The Durango City Council approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday to eliminate warnings if a resident is found to have...

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

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Durango 100 percent renewable by 2050?

A petition calling for the city to commit to transitioning to 100 percent locally produced and renewable electricity by 2050 has garnered hundreds of signatures. In addition to cutting carbon...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Arts support, urban renewal efforts take new direction in Durango

The city’s plans to pursue a creative district certification through the state of Colorado will likely take on a local focus in the coming months. The state is not accepting applications for the...

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

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City of Durango utilities director position will not be filled

The city’s director of utilities position will not be filled after the department head abruptly resigned in June. The decision not to fill the position was part of a larger reorganization the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango residents to vote on property tax increase to fund fire district

Voters will be asked to increase property taxes to fund the Durango Fire Protection District in November. The Durango City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to ask city voters to raise taxes by...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘We are all homeless’ exhibit in Durango aims to humanize issue

Handwritten pleas for help, written by homeless people, were installed at the Durango Transit Center Monday to help further the conversation about the issue in Durango. Willie Baronet, artist and...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango fire district asks for property tax increase

The city of Durango and surrounding area need additional firefighters and fire stations, but the Durango Fire Protection District can’t pay for them without a property tax increase. The fire...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Some residents have stopped watering their lawns after utility cost hikes

Durango residents Mary and Joe Shaw were shocked to receive a nearly $400 water bill in July 2016, prompting them to stop watering their lawn this summer. The Shaws live at 1928 Crestview Drive, a...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council votes down marijuana tax questions

The Durango City Council voted against placing questions on the ballot that could raise taxes on marijuana. Councilors Chris Bettin, Sweetie Marbury and Dick White voted unanimously on the issue....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango voters may be asked to raise marijuana taxes

The public will have an opportunity to weigh in on marijuana taxes Tuesday. The Durango City Council may ask residents to approve new taxes on marijuana during the November election, and the...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City eyes two Animas River Trail improvements

The city could start two long-awaited Animas River Trail construction projects next year: replacing the asphalt behind River City Hall and extending the trail north to Oxbow Park. The city has...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News