Potential candidates express interest in Durango City Council election

Three of five seats are up for grabs during the April 6 Durango City Council election, and already new candidates are signing up to compete. Councilors Dean Brookie, Chris Bettin and Melissa...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Progress planned this year for Durango Mesa Park

Durango residents will start seeing long-awaited changes at Durango Mesa Park, formerly Ewing Mesa, in 2021 as the city, county and park foundation embark on a $150 million development project. For...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Elected officials oppose Rep. Boebert’s actions during U.S. Capitol riot

Elected officials in La Plata County took action this week against recently elected Congresswoman Lauren Boebert after the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6. Boebert, who represents 28 Western Slope and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango building strategic plan for city’s future

The city of Durango embarked on a strategic planning process this week that will shape things big and small, from the city’s overarching vision to departmental to-do lists. The strategic plan...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango former finance director sentenced to prison for embezzlement

The city of Durango’s former finance director, Julie Brown, was sentenced Friday to five years behind bars for embezzling more than $712,000 from town coffers over 11 years. In November, Brown, 51,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slower speeds approved for Animas View Drive in Durango

Residents and pedestrians will soon see slower speed limits on Animas View Drive in Durango in response to concerns raised by members of the public about safety and wildlife. Durango City Council...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to explore possible uses for Worldpay office building

Durango City Council told staff members Tuesday to keep researching whether the city could use the recently vacated, 81,380-square-foot FIS Worldpay building near the Durango Mall. FIS Worldpay...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango reaches $820,000 in relief grants for businesses

The city of Durango has awarded another round of COVID-19 relief grants for businesses, bringing the total funding awards to more than $820,000. In the program’s second application round, 64...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to provide utility forgiveness program

Utility bill forgiveness is on the horizon for some Durango businesses and residents, the newest economic relief effort put forward by the city of Durango in response to the coronavirus pandemic....

DATE: Jan. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango calls for community input on strategic plan

The city of Durango is calling on the public to provide input on its 2021 strategic planning process. During a virtual community meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, City Council members will hear from...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Might the city be interested in the Worldpay building?

Might the city of Durango be interested in acquiring Durango’s largest office building, the recently vacated 81,380-square-foot FIS Worldpay building near the Durango Mall? An executive session,...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

2020: A year marked by plague, protest and triumph in Southwest Colorado

Almost universally, 2020 will be a year folks will be eager to put in the history books, like 1918, the year of the Spanish flu. Just about every event – not only in Durango, but across the planet...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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