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Durangoans offer their take on city budget

Durango city government went to residents Thursday to ask for ideas about how to escape a projected budget shortfall expected in 2020. Community members brought their ideas to a presentation at Ska...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Transit leaves some neighborhoods unserved

Almost two weeks ago the city of Durango eliminated bus routes to the west side of town, leaving some residents with few options and others with a new alternative. City officials say the outcry...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council bans sitting, lying on sidewalks

Durango City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that prohibits anyone from sitting or lying down on downtown sidewalks, curbs and other public areas. The law will provide another...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plans for Second Avenue hotels move forward

Plans for two six-story hotels on East Second Avenue between Fourth and Fifth streets are moving forward. The project was approved in 2014, but it was delayed by financing, Assistant Community...

DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tennis courts near completion at Fort Lewis College

Four new tennis courts at Fort Lewis College are expected to be complete by June. The $389,000 project is expected to help meet demand from tennis players who fill up existing courts at the Mason...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backlog gives Durango reprieve from wastewater quality deadline

In an effort to meet new state water-quality standards by March, the city of Durango rushed to ask voters in 2015 to approve more than $60 million in debt so it could start construction on the...

DATE: April 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango updating sign code to comply with First Amendment

The city of Durango’s rules on signs – commercial, political, religious or otherwise – will be updated this summer to be content neutral. The change will bring the city into compliance with a...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Previously denied project gets OK from Durango Planning Commission

Durango Planning Commission approved a controversial proposal to build 10 new homes on Jameson Drive west of Florida Road during a Monday night hearing. The developer revised plans for the...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango may allow homeowners to add accessory apartments in new neighborhoods

The city of Durango could allow homeowners to add rental apartments on their properties in Crestview, Riverview, Hillcrest and other areas this summer. Allowing more homeowners to build an...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed ban on sitting and lying on sidewalks splits residents

Residents were split on the need to prohibit people from sitting or lying on city sidewalks during a hearing Wednesday at Durango City Hall. Passionate residents said they were often afraid of...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lottery funds cover Parks and Rec shop costs

Durango City Council approved more funding for new Parks and Recreation Department buildings at Greenmount Cemetery on Tuesday night. The city’s initial estimate for the project was $2.3 million,...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council may prohibit sitting or lying down on sidewalks

A potential city ordinance could prohibit everyone from sitting or lying down on city sidewalks, but advocates worry it targets the poor. The law could improve safety downtown, especially for...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News