Durangoans turn out in droves for annual hazardous waste drop-off

This year’s hazardous waste day proved to be so popular, it left residents calling for more. More than 700 cars lined up to enter the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Saturday, ready to dump their...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tells Durango to find a homeless camp solution ‘lickety-split’

The future of the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs did not get much clearer Wednesday after a joint meeting between Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers, Durango residents want Purple Cliffs site to stay

As a contentious proposal for a new homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery inches forward, some homeless residents in Durango have spoken out: They want to stay in place. About 60 unhoused people...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition calls to scrap homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery

In just three days, more than 430 people have signed a petition against a proposed homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery. Durango City Council last week voted 4-1 to pursue a highly managed camp ...

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

County may shut down Purple Cliffs camp for homeless residents

La Plata County commissioners expressed support Wednesday for shutting down the temporary camp for homeless residents at Purple Cliffs in an attempt to force the city of Durango to make good on a...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango moves to protect Buckley Park

Buckley Park, one of downtown Durango’s treasured open spaces, has been the scene of protests, political gatherings, historic anniversaries, countless community events, picnics and pure relaxation....

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango wrestles with site for permanent homeless camp

Durango City Council can’t seem to commit to a place for a permanent homeless camp. The city of Durango and La Plata County have wrestled with where homeless camps should be located for years. Now,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango inks deal with new city manager

It’s official: The city of Durango is getting a new boss, Jose Madrigal of Texas, after both parties agreed to an employment contract during a meeting Friday. The city’s search for a new city...

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

Black Lives Matter shrine in Durango can stay with a permit

The city of Durango is allowing free speech installation permits in parks, a victory for those who created the Black Lives Matter memorial – and those who might oppose them. Community members...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners Motorcycle Rally plans to ride despite pandemic

The Four Corners Motorcycle Rally plans to go ahead with events this Labor Day weekend, though organizers say the rally will be scaled down because of COVID-19 restrictions. John Oakes, an...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango removes Black Lives Matter memorial at Buckley Park

Since May, Black Lives Matter groups in Durango have steadily been adding candles, personal items, social justice signs and flowers to a memorial beside Buckley Park in Durango. The city of Durango...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may get another shot at building 32nd Street underpass

Durango may be able to build its preferred pedestrian bridge at 32nd Street – an underpass and street-level bridge – after one key piece of property returned to the market. The city has been...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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