Durango City Council

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Durango City Council upholds marijuana buffer measurements

The Durango City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to uphold “as the crow flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers. The council was...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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City and sheriff’s office working on homeless camp survey

City staff and the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office plan to survey homeless residents about permanent housing options and their other needs. “In order for there to be success, the homeless...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council hears range of housing policies

The Durango City Council seemed open Tuesday to a lengthy list of strategies that would combat the housing shortage, such as reducing parking requirements, increasing density and allowing for...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Animas River Trail underpass triples in price

Construction of the Animas River Trail underpass beneath Escalante Drive will require an additional $900,000. The city planned to spend $400,000 to build the underpass, but $1.3 million will be...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council floats tax increase on marijuana

The Durango City Council has decided to reserve space on the November ballot for the possibility of asking voters to approve a city-imposed tax on recreational marijuana. During a study session...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council honors fire victim as hero

The Durango City Council honored Kevin Abeyta for sacrificing his life to save a mother and two children from the Tercero Townhouse fire in June. Abeyta, a life-long Durango resident and restaurant...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City of Durango buys second condo for employee housing

The city of Durango recently bought a condominium to temporarily house a contractor working on the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility. City Council approved the $240,000 purchase earlier in...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango approves largest condominium project since 2009

The city approved the largest condo project since 2009 this week, but it likely doesn’t signal change in the housing market. Condominium construction has stalled across Colorado for years because...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Possible sites for homeless discussed by council

The Durango City Council discussed where to build a permanent legal campground for homeless residents on Tuesday and found challenges with all of the sites. The site could be governed by a...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ebike trial approved by Durango City Council

A one-year trial period for electric bikes was approved by the Durango City Council Tuesday. Three city advisory boards spent about nine months holding meetings and crafting rules to govern...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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