Durango City Council

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Workers demolish building for wastewater treatment project

Work on the $54 million Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility on Friday was cacophonous and dusty as workers demolished the administration building. It is the first building to be demolished as...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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More than $1 million needed to finish softball fields, tennis courts

Softball field and tennis court construction at Fort Lewis College will require an additional $1.35 million in funding. The Durango City Council unanimously approved the additional funding from a...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Sports

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No-wake Lake Nighthorse petition draws 1,200 signatures

A petition aimed at preventing wakes on Lake Nighthorse was presented to the Durango City Council on Monday. Rose Chilcoat, with the Quiet Lake Nighthorse Coalition, delivered about 1,200...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Parking, traffic factors into rebuilding Fire Station No. 2 in Durango

Parking and traffic may be key factors in determining where the Durango Fire Protection District Station 2 will be rebuilt. The district plans to spend $9 million to rebuild Station No. 2,...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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How far should pot shops be removed from schools and parks?

The city’s Community Development Department received little feedback from residents Monday afternoon at a a public forum about possible changes to marijuana business buffers. About 10 people...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Buffers around pot shops in Durango will be discussed Monday

The city is considering a change to marijuana regulations that could allow more opportunity for pot shops to open. Marijuana business owners asked the city to consider changing how it measures...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Protection plan for Lake Nighthorse approved

A plan for protecting the archaeological sites around Lake Nighthorse when it opens to the public and during development was approved Tuesday by the Durango City Council. Councilor Dick White...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City of Durango housing, transit fees met with questions

New fees to fund affordable housing and city transit met with some skepticism at the Durango City Council meeting Tuesday. The city transit system needs $12.6 million over the next 10 years to...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City revises housing agreement with Three Springs

The Durango City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Three Springs Tuesday that will raise money for the city to use on affordable and attainable housing projects and opens the door for...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Marijuana buffer changes could increase business options in Durango

There may be more opportunity for marijuana shops to open if the Durango City Council changes how mandatory buffer zones are measured. The city must maintain 1,000-foot buffers between schools and...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango sewage plant project scaled back

City officials cut back plans for the wastewater-treatment plant after bids for the construction came in millions of dollars over the engineer’s estimate. The estimate for the Santa Rita Water...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Former mayor Christina Rinderle leaves legacy of finding compromise

Christina Rinderle, elected as Durango’s youngest female mayor at age 33, recently left office, after eight years of facing contentious issues such as vacation rentals and secondary housing units. ...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News