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City of Durango begins budget cuts forced by coronavirus

More than 30 projects planned by the city of Durango in the 2020 budget have been deferred or scaled back, including the pedestrian bridge over the Animas River at 32nd Street, repairs to the...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 13 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Public comment by email – the new Durango city meeting during pandemic

The city of Durango introduced coronavirus-adapted public meeting procedures for participants in the City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Social-distancing policies and stay-at-home orders...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

La Plata County reaches 18 COVID-19 cases, officials urge residents to stay at home

San Juan Basin Public Health reported 18 positive COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon and one in Archuleta County. La Plata County and Durango officials told residents to act as though they have...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Durango issues stay-at-home advisory in response to COVID-19 health crisis

The city of Durango issued a stay-at-home advisory Tuesday in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. La Plata County has reported one case of COVID-19, in part because of limited testing,...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nancy versus the cell tower

Nancy Van Dover says she is a prisoner in her own home. Since January, it has become too physically painful to be around electromagnetic fields, like those emitted by high voltage power lines,...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council takes second look at banning plastic bags

Confident the politics of environmental protection have strengthened since voters in 2013 soundly overturned a 10-cent fee for single-use plastic bags, Durango city councilors Monday agreed to...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lockers offer secure storage for homeless residents in Durango

Lockers installed at the Durango Transit Center this week represent a change in attitude toward people living homeless, people involved in the project said, but Friday’s ribbon-cutting was just the...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council stalls on cannabis cafe proposal

Marijuana may be allowed in Colorado, but consuming cannabis in public venues remains illegal in Durango. The Durango Marijuana Hospitality Association wants to change that – and it has legal...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango adopts homeless strategic plan, which calls for center directing people to services

A shift in attitude toward homelessness became tangible, at least in part, on Tuesday when Durango City Council adopted a plan with concrete goals and spending priorities to help people living...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Qualities for next Durango city manager defined

Restoring public trust and improving city employee morale top the list of challenges for Durango’s next city manager, according to documents outlining desired qualities in a new municipal...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Mesa Park plan gets nod from City Council

Durango City Council on Tuesday supported a plan to develop Durango Mesa Park, formerly known as Ewing Mesa, but fell short of committing money to improve the property. The Durango Mesa Park...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

About that bridge: Durango schedules community meetings

Durango City Council agreed Tuesday to reconsider a proposal to build a pedestrian bridge to cross the Animas River, railroad tracks and east 32nd Street in north Durango. City Council on March 2...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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