Durango City Council

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Durango City Council could put fluoride on February ballot

Voters may decide whether fluoride should be added to Durango’s city water in April. The Durango City Council will vote on whether the question will be go to voters on Feb. 7. A public hearing...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Former businesswoman announces bid for City Council

Melissa Youssef announced Wednesday she’s running for a Durango City Council seat, and she promised to invest in Durango’s infrastructure, provide transparent fiscal oversight and work with the...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council proposes marijuana shop buffers

Marijuana business may face new rules this spring aimed at creating a buffer between shops. The Durango City Council favored a 250-foot radius between shops at a meeting Tuesday. The councilors...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Short-term fixes possible at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Short-term fixes could be in the Durango-La Plata County Airport’s future, after the failure of a property tax increase to fund a new terminal in November. Durango city councilors and the La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango voters likely to decide whether to halt fluoridation in drinking water

A petition that would stop the city of Durango from adding fluoride to its drinking water appears to have enough signatures, and now it will either be adopted by the Durango City Council within 30...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City signs lease for Lake Nighthorse

The Durango City Council approved a long-awaited lease Tuesday that will allow the city to manage recreation at Lake Nighthorse. “We have been waiting for this to be on the agenda since 2009,”...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Third year of utility rate hikes in Durango begins in January

The city’s utility rates will go up in January, and residents can expect to see the increases on their February bill. The average bill for all city utilities is expected to be about $109, up from...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Less state grant money expected for local projects in 2017

Housing initiatives, building remodels, road maintenance and other infrastructure often are paid for with grants from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, but the department’s funding pool is...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango exploring dedicated bike lanes on College Drive

The city of Durango in 2017 is going to redesign the way traffic flows along College Drive and East Eighth Avenue, and also is considering reducing lanes on East Third Avenue. The city plans to...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City considers regulations to keep pot shops from clustering

The Durango City Council would like to see buffer zones put in place to prevent marijuana shops from operating too close together. On Tuesday, the board instructed staff to work on new zoning rules...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City cracks down on vacation rentals

City staff members are working on a slew of projects to help address the affordable housing crisis in Durango, including increased tracking of illegal vacation rentals, an update to the...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango councilors approve pot moratorium

The Durango City Council approved a 60-day moratorium on new medical and retail marijuana business Tuesday evening. The moratorium will give the councilors time to review where the businesses are...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News