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Durango-La Plata County Airport expanding parking lots ahead of holidays

The Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to be ready for the crush of Thanksgiving passengers with more parking. “We are essentially at max in terms of capacity in our vehicle parking lot,”...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Municipal event to focus on long-term needs

A new police station, better storm drainage, upgraded sidewalks and many other construction projects are all needed in the city, but paying for them is challenging. There are an estimated $210...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City to begin revising parks and rec master plan

City of Durango staff expect to spend two years updating the Parks, Open Space, Trails and Recreation Master Plan that will guide city decisions about how to spend the dedicated sales tax revenue...

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

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CenturyLink describes efforts to improve regional internet

Efforts to improve rural internet service across the region are underway, but not all residents are experiencing better service. CenturyLink received $159 million in federal funding to improve...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango 100 percent renewable by 2050?

A petition calling for the city to commit to transitioning to 100 percent locally produced and renewable electricity by 2050 has garnered hundreds of signatures. In addition to cutting carbon...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City of Durango wins grant to upgrade technology in transit buses

The city has received a $100,000 federal grant to install new technology in all Durango transit buses next year. The upgrades could include more payment options for customers, automated stop...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Arts support, urban renewal efforts take new direction in Durango

The city’s plans to pursue a creative district certification through the state of Colorado will likely take on a local focus in the coming months. The state is not accepting applications for the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Counters needed to collect data used to plan for infrastructure

The city of Durango is looking for volunteers to help count cyclists and pedestrians at key intersections from Sept. 11 to 17. The biennial counts help the city apply for grants to improve...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City of Durango utilities director position will not be filled

The city’s director of utilities position will not be filled after the department head abruptly resigned in June. The decision not to fill the position was part of a larger reorganization the...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Does Durango need a new water treatment plant?

Water rates for Durango residents increased steeply in recent years to pay for upgraded infrastructure, including a new water treatment plant at Lake Nighthorse, that a local water engineer says...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Traffic signal planned at College Drive, East Second intersection

The city of Durango plans to start construction on a new traffic signal at College Drive and East Second Avenue in the fall. A traffic study showed that when a planned hotel is built on East Second...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Retail sales growth lukewarm in Durango

Retail sales are up for the first half of this year, but not as much as city officials anticipated. Some business leaders say summer sales may make up for the slow start, but those numbers are not...

DATE: July 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News