Durango City Council

Durango city manager lists house for sale with councilor’s firm

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc has his house listed for sale with Durango Land and Homes, a real estate brokerage owned and managed by City Councilor Chris Bettin. City ethics forbid supervisors...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homelessness divides Durango City Council

Two recently elected city councilors pushed their colleagues to answer a question some members of the community, city government and civil rights groups have been asking for years: What role does...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officials pitch new location for possible homeless camp

La Plata County officials have identified a place for the homeless to legally sleep. The only problem: It happens to be on city property, and Durango city officials have so far been reluctant to...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango worker wages too low, report finds

Durango doesn’t pay its workers enough, and if the municipality doesn’t start paying more soon, residents may see a decline in services, according to a study on city employee compensation. Employee...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Draft goals released for how to address homelessness in Durango

Draft goals for tackling homelessness in La Plata County call for more housing, greater understanding of the issue and more services with a higher quality to assist homeless residents. Durango City...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who oversees Durango’s ever-expanding public art collection?

Some Durangoans embrace public art with a simple smile, a quick selfie or by adorning it with artistic variations of their own, such as placing flags on sculptures for the Fourth of July. Others...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trashed open space straining city resources

The city of Durango is expending “significant resources” to clean up trash from open spaces around Durango, according to city officials. Park Ranger Richard Guggenheim, who said he was speaking on...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gives initial OK for $3.9 million land purchase at airport

Durango City Council offered preliminary support Tuesday for a lease-to-own purchasing mechanism authorizing the Durango-La Plata County Airport to buy about 12.5 acres of land with two buildings...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Development calling for 47 homes in northeast Durango approved on third try

The third time’s a charm for a local developer who won approval from Durango City Council on Tuesday to build dozens of new homes in the northeast corner of the city. Durango City Council...

DATE: May 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City councilors scrutinize practices and policies during annual retreat

Durango City Council challenged municipal policies and practices at its annual retreat this month, a conversation city leaders described in retrospect as contentious, productive and unfinished....

DATE: May 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City councilor demands job descriptions, evaluations for top employees

The Durango city manager, city attorney and municipal judge have no established job description, goals and objectives, or recent performance reviews, newly elected City Councilor Kim Baxter has...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango offers land for affordable senior housing

Durango City Council formally introduced a sale of municipal property in Three Springs to Volunteers of America on Tuesday, in effect proposing the city donate land to the national nonprofit. The...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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