Durango city officials

Intersection art to be scaled back for lack of grant

Artists will have to scale back plans for an art installation planned for a busy intersection in Durango after the city missed out on a grant worth thousands of dollars. The new installation at...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Will higher density help Durango’s housing future?

Jeff Dupont’s rental unit above his garage helped make it possible for him to move his family into historic Durango. Previous to that, he was living in a subdivision outside the city, where median...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango approves $92 million budget for 2019

The Durango City Council unanimously approved its budget Tuesday, a document filled with cuts to compensate for increasing health care costs. “This budget has been cut to the bone, it looks like to...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks public comment on allowing ADUs in new areas

The city of Durango is seeking feedback on a plan to allow single-family homeowners to build and rent out apartments on their properties in new areas of town. The new rules could apply to...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango names interim police chief

The city of Durango named Cmdr. Bob Brammer as its interim police chief Thursday. “Cmdr. Brammer has served with distinction as a commander and sergeant with the Durango Police Department,” said...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City tax increase defeated by wide margin

Durango voters have spoken: No more taxes. With more than 8,600 votes counted, the city measure to increase property and sales taxes failed by a margin of 61 percent to 39 percent as of 10 p.m.,...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City considering an increase to fees for utilities, cleanups

Durango residents will likely start paying more next year for spring and fall cleanups on their monthly utility bills. The charge for the biannual service is expected to go up from $1.50 per month...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango helps with north Main Avenue face-lift

By Patrick Armijo Herald Staff Writer North Main Avenue is getting a reboot with an assist from the city of Durango. Eight properties and 14 different businesses have received a total of $35,000 in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County hopes to kick-start Durango Mesa Park funding

Plans for a new multi-event center and fairgrounds at Durango Mesa Park came into sharper focus this year; now, government officials are turning their attention to funding mechanisms for the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City expands program to distribute bear-resistant garbage cans

The city of Durango is planning to spend $175,000 next year to purchase 600 bear-resistant trash cans for city residents, a step toward making the city less attractive to hungry bears and reducing...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction begins on upgrades at Durango’s skate park

City officials hope shaded seating and a drinking fountain will draw more families and Animas River Trail users to Schneider Skate Park in west Durango. Construction on the $126,600 improvements...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City employee dies of injuries suffered on job

A Durango city employee died earlier this month of injuries suffered while on the job, officials said Friday. The employee, Moises Dominguez, worked for the city’s solid waste, trash and recycling...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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