Durango city officials

City of Durango could budget $100,000 for art at Hwy. 550/160 intersection

The city of Durango is considering applying for a second $25,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help fund an art project in the raised medians at the U.S. Highway...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | UPDATED: 16 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The cost of dirty recycling

China’s National Sword campaign to increase the quality of imported recyclables is cutting into the city of Durango’s budget and private industry profits. In the last few months, China, the largest...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suffering soil may cause city to make changes to organic parks program

Unhealthy turf at some of the organically treated parks in the city may prompt Durango city councilors to return some to conventionally maintained parks. Park Elementary’s field and Needham Park...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents rank streets, sidewalks as high priorities

Durango residents have told city leaders that improved streets and sidewalks and storm water management top the priorities that they want the city to address most immediately. That information...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango plans to leave transit service for residents with disabilities untouched

Several Durango residents were pleased to learn Wednesday night that door-to-door city bus service for those with disabilities will be preserved. “I couldn’t do anything without the opportunity...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sets sights on affordable housing solutions

The cost of buying and renting a home in Durango has escalated steeply in recent years, and rent in the city limits is now on par with Aspen and Steamboat Springs, City of Durango Planner Mark...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council mandates commitment to address climate change

The Durango City Council unanimously passed a resolution that requires elected officials and city staff to participate in, and adhere to the criteria of, the Compact of Colorado Communities. The...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango explores improvements to Chapman Hill ski area

The city of Durango unveiled the first draft of its master plan for the Chapman Hill ski area that includes more than $1 million in improvements over a span of 10 to 15 years. The in-town municipal...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango drafts affordable housing plan

The city’s recently released draft Durango Housing Plan lays out strategies to encourage construction and to address the increasingly unaffordable housing market. The city of Durango is aiming to...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cuts to Durango Transit expected in April

Durango Transit’s operating budget needs to be slashed by a third, and as a result, cuts to bus service are expected in April. “It’s an overhaul to the system,” said Assistant City Manager Amber...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sees budget shortfall on the horizon

Basic city services such as street maintenance, 911 communications and police operations may face a budget shortfall come 2020. Sales-tax collections and other revenue streams aren’t expected to...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sale of Durango chamber building to fund new office on Main

The sale of the Durango Chamber of Commerce building in Santa Rita Park to the city will help pay for a new chamber building on north Main Avenue. The chamber expects to build its new building on...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News