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Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Durango orders mandatory face coverings beginning today

The city of Durango on Thursday issued a mandatory face-covering order, starting Friday morning. The order, the first in La Plata and Archuleta counties, requires everyone to wear a face covering...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers mandatory masks, but demurs

Durango city councilors flirted with the idea of a mandatory face-covering order during a study session Tuesday while exploring ways to create a mask-wearing culture in town. Under Colorado public...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango approves new tool for economic development

The city of Durango has approved an urban renewal authority to stimulate economic growth in struggling parts of town. Urban renewal authorities, public redevelopment districts allowed under state...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango shows small signs of returning to normal

The city of Durango plans to reopen Lake Nighthorse and the public recycling drop-off in May – two small moves that could mark the city’s reawakening during the coronavirus pandemic. The city...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans for staff furloughs, $10 million shortfall

The city of Durango plans to make budget cuts and furlough employees one day per week to make up for an estimated $10 million budget shortfall. Local municipalities around Colorado are preparing...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trails 2000 receives city, state recognition during Earth Week

Earth Week this year has been a big event for Durango Trails 2000, which maintains Durango’s renowned trail system. First, the city of Durango declared Earth Day – Wednesday – as a day of...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brookie takes on new term, second crisis as mayor of Durango

Durango City Councilor Dean Brookie embarked on his second term as mayor of Durango on Tuesday – and his second time leading the city during a crisis. Brookie replaces City Councilor Melissa...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can reusable grocery bags spread the coronavirus?

Durango residents face one more difficult choice at grocery stores during the COVID-19 era: Which is worse for personal health, reusable or plastic grocery bags? Some Durango residents and grocery...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic derails some, not all, initiatives for city of Durango

As COVID-19 shifts from a public health crisis to an economic crisis, the city of Durango is scrambling to plot its fiscal future while keeping certain initiatives on track, government employees...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango begins budget cuts forced by coronavirus

More than 30 projects planned by the city of Durango in the 2020 budget have been deferred or scaled back, including the pedestrian bridge over the Animas River at 32nd Street, repairs to the...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public comment by email – the new Durango city meeting during pandemic

The city of Durango introduced coronavirus-adapted public meeting procedures for participants in the City Council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Social-distancing policies and stay-at-home orders...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

La Plata County reaches 18 COVID-19 cases, officials urge residents to stay at home

San Juan Basin Public Health reported 18 positive COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon and one in Archuleta County. La Plata County and Durango officials told residents to act as though they have...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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