Durango City Council

Basin Coop customers to begin paying sales tax to city of Durango

Basin Coop customers could pay slightly higher prices on some items after the business enters city limits in March. Durango City Council approved the annexation of the co-op and the Ampride gas...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council extends higher fines for bear-strewn trash

A few bears wandering Durango this winter prompted Durango City Council to extend an emergency ordinance aimed at encouraging residents to secure their trash. Councilors unanimously approved the...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council approves housing plan

To meet the demand for housing in Durango, builders need to finish between 185 to 260 homes each year, a new city housing plan states. The Durango City Council unanimously approved the plan on...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some county residents stuck with higher city sewer rates for now

County residents who live just on the edge of town and pay double sewer rates than city dwellers may not get relief after the Durango City Council decided to postpone a review of the issue until...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango and water district consider $200,000 pipeline to tap Lake Nighthorse

A new pipeline could bring Durango residents closer to receiving drinking water from Lake Nighthorse. The city and La Plata-Archuleta Water District will likely split the cost of a new $200,000...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council grants early approval to townhomes project

A proposal to build three townhomes north of Island Cove Park took a step forward at the Durango City Council meeting on Tuesday. Council unanimously approved a subdivision that would allow the...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Design board OKs new Chamber building slated for north Main Avenue in Durango

A new home for the Durango Chamber of Commerce took a step toward reality at the Design Review Board meeting Wednesday. The board praised and unanimously approved the building planned to replace...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Transit to cut two routes amid budget shortfalls

The city will save nearly $1 million by cutting bus routes serving Three Springs and Crestview starting April 1. The transit system is cutting its 2018 budget because the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Synthetic rescue planned for organic parks in Durango

Durango City Council agreed with city staff Tuesday that some turf in the organic parks program needs to be rescued. “Some of these parks are definitely suffering from not having good nutrients,”...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Now hiring: Advocate to tackle homelessness

Durango City Council and La Plata County commissioners agreed Thursday to fund a coordinator position to address homelessness. The city, county and nonprofits could each contribute about $33,000 –...

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

Durango City Council issues split vote on energy codes

Durango City Councilors are split on whether to adopt a stricter international energy code that would require new construction in city limits be more efficient. Councilors discussed the issue...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City likely to raise sewer, trash and recycling rates next year

Durango residents are likely to get a larger utility bill next year so that the city of Durango can pay for sewer projects and sustainability efforts. The average monthly utility bill is expected...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News