Durango City Council

Durango to hire new auditing firm to help resolve budget problems

Durango plans to hire a new auditing firm to scrutinize city spending, adding to a growing list of remedies sought to understand and resolve what appears to be a host of accounting irregularities....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A ‘soft opening’ could familiarize residents with Durango Mesa Park

While long-term funding is sought for a pricey new multi-event center and fairgrounds at Durango Mesa Park, local officials are looking for ways to get smaller projects started in the next few...

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

Durango City Council seeks input on preferred qualities for next city manager

The Durango City Council wants input from community leaders in its search for a new city manager, a position it hopes to fill this spring. Consultants hired to perform a search for a city manager...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to crack down on vacation rentals

La Plata County short-term landlords beware: Officials plan a concerted effort in 2020 to ensure vacationers renting private homes pay taxes as they would staying in a hotel. Local destination...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Riddled with errors, Durango’s budget may take weeks to fix

The city of Durango’s budget is flawed, and it may be more than a month before city staff members can fix the errors and bring a final, complete and accurate spending document to City Council, said...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, county consider transportation needs for Purple Cliffs campers

Transportation is one of the top concerns for people living homeless in the Purple Cliffs area south of downtown Durango. But they may soon have an easier time getting around thanks to an agreement...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dozens rally at Durango City Hall for plastic bag ban

Dozens of residents cheered and waved reusable grocery bags Tuesday at Durango City Hall in support of a ban on plastic bags, a policy that lost traction in 2013 when voters overturned a 10-cent...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango staff removes ‘errors’ in proposed 2020 budget

About $3 million has been trimmed from the city of Durango’s proposed 2020 budget in the past two months at the request of City Council, including “errors” made by former employees, said interim...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alternative to homeless camping near Purple Cliffs is sought

La Plata County commissioners and Durango City councilors said Monday they would like to see an alternative to homeless camping at Purple Cliffs identified soon because of its steep slopes and...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s next for aging Mason Center?

The roof of the Mason Center, a decades-old building that once housed Mason Elementary School, collapsed earlier this year. It was inevitable, said Parks and Recreation Director Cathy Metz. Durango...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bears packing on the pounds before hibernation

Trying to pack on the pounds before hibernation, bears are picking up their activity in and around Durango. “There’s definitely been an uptick in reports of bear incidents in the last week,” said...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council stalls on Parks and Rec Master Plan

The Durango City Council did not approve a Parks and Recreation Master Plan on Tuesday as scheduled over differences about the specificity of the document. City staff, consultants hired with...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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