Durango City Council

Dozens rally at Durango City Hall for plastic bag ban

Dozens of residents cheered and waved reusable grocery bags Tuesday at Durango City Hall in support of a ban on plastic bags, a policy that lost traction in 2013 when voters overturned a 10-cent...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango staff removes ‘errors’ in proposed 2020 budget

About $3 million has been trimmed from the city of Durango’s proposed 2020 budget in the past two months at the request of City Council, including “errors” made by former employees, said interim...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alternative to homeless camping near Purple Cliffs is sought

La Plata County commissioners and Durango City councilors said Monday they would like to see an alternative to homeless camping at Purple Cliffs identified soon because of its steep slopes and...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s next for aging Mason Center?

The roof of the Mason Center, a decades-old building that once housed Mason Elementary School, collapsed earlier this year. It was inevitable, said Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz. Durango...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears packing on the pounds before hibernation

Trying to pack on the pounds before hibernation, bears are picking up their activity in and around Durango. “There’s definitely been an uptick in reports of bear incidents in the last week,” said...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council stalls on Parks and Rec Master Plan

The Durango City Council did not approve a Parks and Recreation Master Plan on Tuesday as scheduled over differences about the specificity of the document. City staff, consultants hired with...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango leaders express support for new homeless camp

Durango City Council agreed Tuesday to offer resources for a temporary homeless camp established last week by La Plata County government south of downtown Durango. La Plata County commissioners...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ends contract with City Manager Ron LeBlanc

Durango City Council decided Tuesday to terminate City Manager Ron LeBlanc’s contract, ending his 12-year tenure, and appointed Assistant City Manager Amber Blake to serve in the interim position....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to revisit rate structure for water, sewer fees

Durango city councilors want more information from city staff about how utility funds are spent before committing to changing water and sewer rates. The city is exploring ways to raise money to...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango library gets money for new ‘digital backbone’

The Durango Public Library’s digital-information backbone is weak, almost to the point of breaking, but city staff said it didn’t have money to replace it, until now. City staff said this week it...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council questions proposed increases to water, sewer rates

Durango City Council discussed proposed changes to water and sewer rates for almost two hours Tuesday night without making a final decision, after staff suggested fees for each be raised to address...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council agrees: More nonprofit support is needed

Durango City Council may recommit tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to nonprofits in 2020 with new criteria to make it easier for the organizations to leverage those funds. More than half a...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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