Florida Road development faces setback after community concerns

A housing development proposal off Florida Road was withdrawn this week, marking a victory for concerned residents and a setback for Durango’s housing goals. If approved, the development would have...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police move toward reforming mental health response

Durango Police Department is aiming to launch a new pilot program in January that reforms how it responds to mental health-related incidents. The police department and Axis Health System are...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County agree to delay decision on management of homeless camp

The city of Durango and La Plata County delayed finalizing a management agreement for the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs along La Posta Road to later this year. County commissioners have taken a...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango furloughs saved city $470,000

The city of Durango furloughed staff members earlier this year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic – a move that officials said was needed and achieved its desired effect. But the city has no...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango could spend thousands for popular pickleball courts

Pickleball might be getting more popular every year, but irked community members have complained to the city of Durango about the tennis-like sport. New courts, long sought after by local...

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

Fort Lewis College breaks ground on Health Sciences Center

Fort Lewis College officials and community leaders broke ground Friday at the future site of the college’s much-needed Health Sciences Center. The Health Sciences Department is the largest and...

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

City of Durango approves contract to buy land for 32nd Street underpass

After years of expressed interest and weeks of twists and turns, Durango City Council approved a contract to purchase a key piece of land next to the 32nd Street bridge. The private plot, 275 E....

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Public Library to reopen for in-person visits Oct. 13

At long last, community members will be able to peruse the shelves of Durango Public Library, one of the last Durango city services to relaunch after coronavirus closures. Other libraries in the...

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

Purple Cliffs homeless camp to remain open, for now

The Purple Cliffs homeless camp will remain open, for now, but La Plata County commissioners Tuesday continued to rail against Durango city councilors for not securing a permanent location for...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | 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. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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