Durango City Council

Dick White passes mayor’s gavel to Sweetie Marbury

The mayor’s gavel passed from Dick White to Sweetie Marbury on Tuesday night. White thanked everyone, including his colleagues, for their dedication to civil discussion. He noted that during his...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Recycling bills may rise for Durango residents

Residents could pay more for recycling on their monthly utility bill by the summer. A new monthly surcharge is needed to cover processing costs that went up in March, City Operations Director Levi...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former uranium mill tailings may pose health risks at homeless camp

Durango City Councilors voted to require homeless residents to sleep next to the Durango Dog Park this week, however unanswered questions about the health risks of camping overnight on a former...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council approves camp for homeless near Dog Park

Durango City Council approved an emergency ordinance to direct staff members to set up a place for homeless people to stay directly west of the Durango Dog Park late Tuesday. “It is not done...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents question Durango’s plan for new camp

Homeless campers living west of downtown Durango are concerned the city’s plan to move their camp and require campers to pack up their belongings every morning is not practical and will disperse...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council changes penalty for bear-strewn trash

Bears are waking up early this year, and if they forage in garbage cans, residents will face new consequences. Those caught with wildlife-strewn trash will now be required to buy...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office rejects managing new homeless site

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said it will not manage a proposed campsite adjacent to the Durango Dog Park where Durango City Council plans to allow homeless residents to sleep. City...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OKs affordable housing units

Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved new affordable housing proposed near 32nd Street. It is the second phase of an affordable housing project that is funded by tax credits. “It meets a...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents may be allowed to sleep near Dog Park

Durango City Council informally agreed to allow homeless residents to sleep on a site adjacent to the Durango Dog Park and parallel to U.S. Highway 160. Councilors did not take official action...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango imagines a more welcoming corridor along Camino del Rio and north Main Avenue

The city’s long-term vision to transform the Camino del Rio and north Main Avenue corridor into walkable, welcoming areas has, so far, been met with positive reactions, city officials say. The...

DATE: March 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear-prone Durango neighborhoods will get new garbage cans

Fewer bears may wander Durango’s streets this summer to forage for food after hundreds of new wildlife-resistant garbage cans are distributed to homes. The city expects to distribute the new cans...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council proposes homeless shelters instead of a camp

Durango City Council has backed away from establishing a formally designated campground for homeless residents and instead is considering setting up shelters in churches, city buildings, county...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News