Durango City Council

City, county talk land use

Durango and La Plata County got honest with each other during Monday’s meeting to finalize a joint agreement on cooperative land-use planning. Debate was productive but came to no resolution on two...

DATE: March 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Our park system just got a boost in size

Oxbow Park and Preserve is closer to being in Durango, but city officials aren’t sure when they’ll start development. The Durango City Council voted Monday night to adopt the park’s management plan...

DATE: March 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Managing Oxbow raises ruckus

There was plenty of debate Tuesday evening as the Durango City Council and staff discussed how to manage Oxbow Park and use of the Animas River. Parks & Recreation Director Cathy Metz briefed the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court fee to fuel safe rides on Buzz Bus

Getting a parking or traffic ticket will be a bit more expensive to fight in court as Durango seeks to subsidize the Buzz Bus. The City Council voted Tuesday evening to raise a municipal court fee...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

You may see more user-friendly land-use rules

Anyone who owns land or is thinking about purchasing land immediately outside of Durango city limits may want to pay attention to almost two dozen land-use code changes being proposed by local...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City buys 32 acres

Durango’s City Council unanimously approved the purchase of about 32 acres north of Overend Mountain Park on Tuesday night. It was the first step in a longer series of transactions that eventually...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Land-use meetings postponed

Severe winter weather may have skirted Durango, but it was enough to prevent the city of Durango’s code consultant from flying down for two planned meetings about the proposed Land Use and...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Buzz Bus in 2014 budget

The Durango City Council on Tuesday approved the 2014 budget, complete with Buzz Bus service, and authorized the purchase of 85 acres on Raider Ridge to add to open space in Horse Gulch. “We moved...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters reject grocery bag fee

Durango voters Tuesday repealed a City Council ordinance that would have charged shoppers 10 cents for each disposable bag they carry away from grocery stores. The fee was intended to encourage...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Buzz Bus could get second breath of life

After sober reflection, city staff members may have found a way to keep the Buzz Bus running in 2014. “We’ve had several discussions about the Buzz Bus,” City Manager Ron LeBlanc said at Tuesday...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City blinded by requests for funding

Science education centers, on average, get about a quarter of their funding from government sources, but this formula has not worked since the Great Recession for Durango Discovery Museum,...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parking-ticket hike could fuel buses

Orange could be the new black for Durango’s transit. The orange-colored envelopes tacked onto the windshields of cars at expired parking meters might be the solution to getting the city’s transit...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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