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16-home development approved by Durango Planning Commission

A proposal to build 16 townhomes on Rosemary Lane off U.S. Highway 160 near downtown Durango was approved Monday by the city’s Planning Commission. The three-story townhomes would consist of a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 hours 28 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mid-pandemic, Durango seniors brace for construction at low-income housing

LaVonne Stevens, 79, a resident at Tamarin Square Apartments in Durango, walked around the apartment complex pointing out signs of construction: holes cut out of walls, missing ceiling tiles and...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are Durango park visitors, trail users social-distancing?

About 15 people gathered in clustered groups at Paradise Beach, a well-known hangout across the river from Durango High School. Some groups kept to themselves on rafts or blankets, while another...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango applauds collaboration ahead of restaurant reopenings

La Plata County economic leaders and city of Durango officials called local collaboration “inspirational” as they weighed health and economic needs before the next round of business reopenings....

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans e-bike trial at Twin Buttes

Fans of electric bicycles will have a new place to ride in June – on a trial basis. The city of Durango will start a one-year trial at the end of June to allow pedal-assist electric bike users to...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How does social distancing work for homeless campers south of Durango?

Even during a pandemic, people living at Purple Cliffs, the city-designated homeless camp south of downtown Durango, have to share space. Campers share an outdoor shower near clusters of tents and...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Durango orders mandatory face coverings beginning today

The city of Durango on Thursday issued a mandatory face-covering order, starting Friday morning. The order, the first in La Plata and Archuleta counties, requires everyone to wear a face covering...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restricts fires, smoking ahead of Memorial Day weekend

The city of Durango issued smoking and fire restrictions Thursday in the face of extreme fire conditions. The order, which has no end date, aims to decrease the risk of fire and help ensure...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey: Majority of Durango businesses support face-covering requirement

A majority of Durango businesses support a proposed ordinance that would require face coverings within city limits, according to a survey conducted by the Durango Chamber of Commerce. Jack...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango charges forward on electric vehicle readiness

The city of Durango and La Plata Electric Association see a future in which Durangoans are buying more electric vehicles and helping the city become more environmentally sustainable. That future is...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trespassers cause headache for neighbors along Oxbow Park and Preserve

Oxbow Park and Preserve has been closed for about a month because of construction, but that isn’t stopping people from going in, eliciting complaints from adjacent homeowners and calls to the...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango considers mandatory masks, but demurs

Durango city councilors flirted with the idea of a mandatory face-covering order during a study session Tuesday while exploring ways to create a mask-wearing culture in town. Under Colorado public...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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