Durango City Council

Time to kick your yogurt container to the curb?

Consumers could take their old yogurt containers to the curb by next spring.The city of Durango plans to expand its recycling with a new single-stream program, which would accept seven different...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bag fee a step closer to reality

For the sake of the environment, consumers could be paying 10 cents per plastic and paper bags for groceries at a major supermarket, according to a 3-2 vote during a Tuesday study session when the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marbury’s moxie makes waves

Durango City Councilor Sweetie Marbury took on the mayor of Colorado’s largest city when she asked when Denver was going to do something about plastic bags.“Today!” responded Denver Mayor Michael...

DATE: July 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are you willing to pay for plastic bags?

For 90 minutes Tuesday, the Durango City Council batted around an issue like a plastic bag floating around a parking lot.Then a majority consensus emerged that the city should research imposing a...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ariz. couple, city officials settle suit

A part-time Durango couple have settled a $3 million civil-rights lawsuit they filed against city officials.Under terms of the agreement, Tony and Linda Hollars, of Tucson, Ariz., will receive no...

DATE: April 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoking debate lights up City Council meeting

The Durango City Council was urged to extend the smoking ban to the Animas River Trail, playgrounds and outdoor restaurant patios as necessary for the public health while skeptics worried about the...

DATE: April 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mercury headquarters is a go near Durango Mall

It has been a long and contentious process, but Mercury Payment Systems will finally break ground on its new corporate headquarters in a ceremony today after a lawsuit over the site delayed...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters: No to electric franchise extension

Durango voters rejected a 20-year franchise extension for the La Plata Electric Association with 735 votes against and 694 for it, according to an unofficial tally reported Tuesday night that must...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bag ban remains in limbo

The lack of consensus among members of a task force about reducing plastic bag usage shows how contentious the issue remains.On Wednesday during the last of two meetings on the matter, members were...

DATE: March 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city councilor questions proposed garbage fee increases

Durango City Councilor Paul Broderick was baffled by city plans to move to a single-stream plan for managing its recyclables.If it’s supposed to be more efficient and increase recycle volume by 30...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solutions hinge on involvement

Even before the recession began hammering family finances, researchers say, many of Colorado's working families were falling fast into poverty. The economic downturn continues to compound the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

Nicole Pearson came to town six years ago ready to take on the world. Or at least a degree from Fort Lewis College.If only it had worked out so simply.She met someone. Then came two children....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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