Durango City Council

Lot-size limit put on local, spare apartments

In its ongoing debate about how to permit accessory dwellings such as alley cottages, the Durango City Council informally decided during a study session Tuesday by a 3-2 margin to require minimum...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City workers had busy winter

Water and sewer pipes bursting in frigid temperatures have made for a sleep-deprived and stressful winter for the city’s utility crews.Just a few of the round-the-clock emergencies they have had to...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business gets to stay in historic area

In many ways, the city’s historic assay office is a typical Durango home with a basketball hoop in the driveway, a roaring fireplace and a microbrew kit.Only by venturing inside and seeing the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Don’t smoke in organically treated park?

Thank you for not smoking in a city park, such as an upgraded Chapman Hill for mountain biking, a new conservation area in need of a name and perhaps parks that are treated organically because...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Accessory units hang up City Council

Accessory dwellings will occupy only about 10 pages in the 400-page, new land-use code, but the issue of how to permit alley cottages is hanging up the City Council, which would like to approve the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Five take out applications for City Council

The Durango City Council election April 2 could be competitive with five people so far taking out applications to fill the three open council seats.The potential candidates are Keith Brant, Jordan...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, county extend development agreement

Durango City Council on Tuesday voted to extend its intergovernmental development agreement with La Plata County through 2013 after the county decided it did not have enough time to come up with an...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Council OKs Durango’s smoking ban

Durango City Council on Tuesday adopted a ban on smoking in public areas such as city parks, bus stops, picnic pavilions and the Animas River Trail.The ban would go into effect on Dec. 5 after the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Maintain’ is theme of proposed budget

City residents could be charged about $15 in new or increased monthly fees next year depending on the outcome of the November election and the City Council’s adoption of a proposed 2013 budget of...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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