Durango City Council

Nancy versus the cell tower

Nancy Van Dover says she is a prisoner in her own home. Since January, it has become too physically painful to be around electromagnetic fields, like those emitted by high voltage power lines,...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council takes second look at banning plastic bags

Confident the politics of environmental protection have strengthened since voters in 2013 soundly overturned a 10-cent fee for single-use plastic bags, Durango city councilors Monday agreed to...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lockers offer secure storage for homeless residents in Durango

Lockers installed at the Durango Transit Center this week represent a change in attitude toward people living homeless, people involved in the project said, but Friday’s ribbon-cutting was just the...

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

Durango City Council stalls on cannabis cafe proposal

Marijuana may be allowed in Colorado, but consuming cannabis in public venues remains illegal in Durango. The Durango Marijuana Hospitality Association wants to change that – and it has legal...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango adopts homeless strategic plan, which calls for center directing people to services

A shift in attitude toward homelessness became tangible, at least in part, on Tuesday when Durango City Council adopted a plan with concrete goals and spending priorities to help people living...

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

Qualities for next Durango city manager defined

Restoring public trust and improving city employee morale top the list of challenges for Durango’s next city manager, according to documents outlining desired qualities in a new municipal...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Mesa Park plan gets nod from City Council

Durango City Council on Tuesday supported a plan to develop Durango Mesa Park, formerly known as Ewing Mesa, but fell short of committing money to improve the property. The Durango Mesa Park...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

About that bridge: Durango schedules community meetings

Durango City Council agreed Tuesday to reconsider a proposal to build a pedestrian bridge to cross the Animas River, railroad tracks and east 32nd Street in north Durango. City Council on March 2...

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

Durango seeks feedback about services, infrastructure and quality of life

It’s easy to complain about city services in private or on social media. But criticism is useless unless city officials know about it. Durango residents, and non-residents, are being asked to weigh...

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

Durango City Council approves parks master plan

Durango City Council on Tuesday approved a 10-year parks and recreation spending plan, a document with more than $300 million in proposed projects. The 2020 Parks, Open Space, Trails & Recreation...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners urge action on new homeless camp

La Plata County commissioners questioned why a new organized camp was not a top priority in a public review Wednesday of a proposed strategic plan to address homelessness. The commissioners...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City councilor given OK to discuss Durango Mesa Park development

The Durango Board of Ethics has cleared the way for City Councilor Kim Baxter to discuss development of land owned by a nonprofit for which her husband serves as a board member. Baxter sought the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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