Durango City Council

Durango parking meters set to be replaced by end of 2020

By the end of 2020, all of the parking meters in the city of Durango will accept credit cards. Last week, city councilors unanimously approved spending almost $240,000 from the Transportation...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango weighs culturally appropriate names for Horse Gulch trails

As the city of Durango prepares to update trail signs at Horse Gulch, city staff members are asking for input on trail names. Some names need to be re-examined, according to the city’s Community...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango looks to Bodo Industrial Park for homeless camp location

The city of Durango is still searching for a suitable location for a permanent homeless camp, and Bodo Industrial Park might be the next place to look. A permanent site, designed to be a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans turn out in droves for annual hazardous waste drop-off

This year’s hazardous waste day proved to be so popular, it left residents calling for more. More than 700 cars lined up to enter the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Saturday, ready to dump their...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tells Durango to find a homeless camp solution ‘lickety-split’

The future of the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs did not get much clearer Wednesday after a joint meeting between Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers, Durango residents want Purple Cliffs site to stay

As a contentious proposal for a new homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery inches forward, some homeless residents in Durango have spoken out: They want to stay in place. About 60 unhoused people...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition calls to scrap homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery

In just three days, more than 430 people have signed a petition against a proposed homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery. Durango City Council last week voted 4-1 to pursue a highly managed camp ...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County may shut down Purple Cliffs camp for homeless residents

La Plata County commissioners expressed support Wednesday for shutting down the temporary camp for homeless residents at Purple Cliffs in an attempt to force the city of Durango to make good on a...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango moves to protect Buckley Park

Buckley Park, one of downtown Durango’s treasured open spaces, has been the scene of protests, political gatherings, historic anniversaries, countless community events, picnics and pure relaxation....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango wrestles with site for permanent homeless camp

Durango City Council can’t seem to commit to a place for a permanent homeless camp. The city of Durango and La Plata County have wrestled with where homeless camps should be located for years. Now,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango inks deal with new city manager

It’s official: The city of Durango is getting a new boss, Jose Madrigal of Texas, after both parties agreed to an employment contract during a meeting Friday. The city’s search for a new city...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black Lives Matter shrine in Durango can stay with a permit

The city of Durango is allowing free speech installation permits in parks, a victory for those who created the Black Lives Matter memorial – and those who might oppose them. Community members...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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