Durango city officials

Durango Planning Commission approves city housing plan

Last year, the city permitted more than 350 housing units, setting a record high, and it’s looking to encourage more residential construction with market-friendly policies. Members of the Durango...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey floats new names for north Main Avenue

Chicago has a North Side and a South Side. New York City has its five boroughs. Now Durango wants in on the action. The city wants residents to help brand the busy Main Avenue corridor north of...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Development plans abandoned for Boker Lumber site on College Drive

The most recent plans to build homes on the Boker Lumber site on College Drive in Durango have been abandoned. Numerous and controversial proposals to develop the site have come and gone, but the...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Condos, businesses planned for College Drive and East Eighth Avenue in Durango

A three-story building is proposed to replace the former home of Kangaroo Express at the corner of College Drive and East Eighth Avenue. Reynolds, Ash and Associates is proposing the Eastside...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council commits to opening Lake Nighthorse on April 1

Durango City Council unanimously committed to opening Lake Nighthorse on April 1 and forming an advisory group to help guide the management of the area. “I for one really want to hear what a...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Design board OKs new Chamber building slated for north Main Avenue in Durango

A new home for the Durango Chamber of Commerce took a step toward reality at the Design Review Board meeting Wednesday. The board praised and unanimously approved the building planned to replace...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Transit to cut two routes amid budget shortfalls

The city will save nearly $1 million by cutting bus routes serving Three Springs and Crestview starting April 1. The transit system is cutting its 2018 budget because the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How much do you pay to flush?

After three years of steep rate increases, sewer rates in Durango have outpaced the national average and are set to go up again in January. Residents in Bayfield, Ignacio and other communities in...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhouses proposed near Island Cove Park

A proposal to build three townhomes north of Island Cove Park in Durango raised concerns about the park’s future Monday at a Planning Commission meeting. In particular, residents and neighbors...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | CATEGORY: Local News