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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 | UPDATED: 4 days 34 minutes ago | 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 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | 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

City to reduce lanes on College Drive to improve safety

College Drive is going on a diet – a road diet, that is; one intended to make the street safer for pedestrians and drivers. City officials plan to spend more than $2 million in the next three years...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Trail may grow soon

First it was 2017. Then it was 2018. Now, it’s looking more like 2019 before the city of Durango will make serious progress on construction of a northern extension to the Animas River Trail. ...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiny home village near Escalante draws strong interest

The developer of a proposed tiny home village across the street from Escalante Middle School expects to see strong demand from potential residents after it starts accepting reservation applications...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Camp closure leaves Durango’s homeless without options

The city’s decision to close a homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery last week has left some homeless residents feeling angry and exasperated with nowhere to sleep overnight. “They are violating...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents propose ideas for public art installation on Hwy. 550/160

Mountains are likely to be featured in a new art installation planned for the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, but there’s still much to be determined about the design of the piece. Residents...

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

Art commission approves butterfly mural in north Durango

The Durango Public Art Commission on Tuesday approved funding for a new mural on the Think Network Technologies building in the 3000 block of north Main Avenue. The proposed mural features...

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

Railroad ridership down about 27% after fire, debris flows

Ridership is down about 27 percent this year on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad as a result of the 416 Fire, but on the bright side, the railroad hopes to repair its tracks and resume...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to ask voters to approve tax increase in November

Durango city councilors Tuesday unanimously approved asking voters for an $8.7 million tax increase request when they go to the polls in November. The increases would pay for general city services,...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Rita wastewater-treatment plant releasing higher quality water

The quality of the water flowing into the Animas River from the wastewater-treatment plant in Santa Rita Park has improved this summer, a shift required by the state that can prevent harmful algae...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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