Durango city officials

Hey, business owners: It’s not tough being green

If greenies made a poster featuring the most sustainable, environmentally friendly business in town, they could do worse than picking Maria’s Bookshop. “We must get 15 to 20 boxes a day, and we try...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Creative district selects community hubs to highlight

A boundary line has been proposed as part of a new creative district meant to spur artistic innovation and spark economic investment in town. The creative district is expected to encompass...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Art show offers taste of installation planned for Hwy. 550/160

Bears, birds, mountains, the Animas River and other mainstays of Southwest Colorado will be featured in the laser-cut metal panels planned for the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, the most highly...

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

Durango skaters say upgrades a good tweak, but not quite rad

Shaded seating to make the Durango Skate Park on Roosa Avenue a more welcoming and safer place is nearing completion, about two years behind schedule. The $151,000 gathering area on the north end...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents worry about blasting for hotels on East Second Ave.

The developer of two six-story hotels on East Second Avenue south of College Drive will have to negotiate with neighbors before excavating with explosives. The city of Durango notified neighbors...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dock, pavilion and other improvements planned for Lake Nighthorse

A new pavilion, fishing dock and swim beach at Lake Nighthorse are expected to give visitors more options for recreation and help relieve congestion at the lake’s boat ramp. The city of Durango...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield calls on Durango to rejoin economic council

As a regional council of governments considers expanding its interstate partnerships, Bayfield Town Board members pointed to the city of Durango as an important – and lacking – voice in furthering...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Durango denying civil rights to homeless?

The city of Durango outlawed camping on all city property earlier this year – a practice ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals court when people have nowhere else to go. In a legal...

DATE: July 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officials pitch new location for possible homeless camp

La Plata County officials have identified a place for the homeless to legally sleep. The only problem: It happens to be on city property, and Durango city officials have so far been reluctant to...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango worker wages too low, report finds

Durango doesn’t pay its workers enough, and if the municipality doesn’t start paying more soon, residents may see a decline in services, according to a study on city employee compensation. Employee...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Additions to Whitewater Park draw concern, criticism from boaters

As the Animas River approaches peak flow, concerns are being raised that the city of Durango created a hazard when it added two new rapids to the Whitewater Park, resulting in many rafting...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who oversees Durango’s ever-expanding public art collection?

Some Durangoans embrace public art with a simple smile, a quick selfie or by adorning it with artistic variations of their own, such as placing flags on sculptures for the Fourth of July. Others...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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