Durango City Council

Who oversees Durango’s ever-expanding public art collection?

Some Durangoans embrace public art with a simple smile, a quick selfie or by adorning it with artistic variations of their own, such as placing flags on sculptures for the Fourth of July. Others...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trashed open space straining city resources

The city of Durango is expending “significant resources” to clean up trash from open spaces around Durango, according to city officials. Park Ranger Richard Guggenheim, who said he was speaking on...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gives initial OK for $3.9 million land purchase at airport

Durango City Council offered preliminary support Tuesday for a lease-to-own purchasing mechanism authorizing the Durango-La Plata County Airport to buy about 12.5 acres of land with two buildings...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Development calling for 47 homes in northeast Durango approved on third try

The third time’s a charm for a local developer who won approval from Durango City Council on Tuesday to build dozens of new homes in the northeast corner of the city. Durango City Council...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City councilors scrutinize practices and policies during annual retreat

Durango City Council challenged municipal policies and practices at its annual retreat this month, a conversation city leaders described in retrospect as contentious, productive and unfinished....

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City councilor demands job descriptions, evaluations for top employees

The Durango city manager, city attorney and municipal judge have no established job description, goals and objectives, or recent performance reviews, newly elected City Councilor Kim Baxter has...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango offers land for affordable senior housing

Durango City Council formally introduced a sale of municipal property in Three Springs to Volunteers of America on Tuesday, in effect proposing the city donate land to the national nonprofit. The...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mayor pledges to rebuild trust, open dialogue with residents

Some Durango residents have criticized city government for not adhering to the will of the people; City Councilor Melissa Youssef acknowledged as much in her first address as mayor. But city...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxter and Noseworthy join City Council; Youssef becomes mayor

Durango City Council welcomed two new members and appointed a new mayor and a new mayor pro tempore Tuesday, as longtime councilors Sweetie Marbury and Dick White step off the dais. Kim Baxter, 62,...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marbury and White leave Durango City Council after eight years

Sweetie Marbury and Dick White have spent nearly every Tuesday evening for the past eight years in their seats at Durango City Hall. Tonight, they step off the dais for the last time. The two-term...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango encourages resident-led redevelopment approach

Durango voters worried about the condition of a neighborhood and how it may affect property values have an avenue through the city to encourage economic redevelopment through private-public...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In split vote, Durango City Council approves sign code amendments

A split Durango City Council approved sign code amendments allowing for temporary, portable signs, including sandwich boards and banners, Tuesday night on a 3-2 vote. Mayor Sweetie Marbury and...

DATE: April 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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