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Durango seeks feedback about services, infrastructure and quality of life

It’s easy to complain about city services in private or on social media. But criticism is useless unless city officials know about it. Durango residents, and non-residents, are being asked to weigh...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 15 hours 34 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bureau of Reclamation begins yearlong project in Animas River

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation this week will start a yearlong project to fix the intake structure that pumps water from the Animas River to Lake Nighthorse, which officials say was bringing in too...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council approves parks master plan

Durango City Council on Tuesday approved a 10-year parks and recreation spending plan, a document with more than $300 million in proposed projects. The 2020 Parks, Open Space, Trails & Recreation...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

At listening session, attendees say racism is rampant in Durango

It’s not easy to live in Durango – but for people of color, it’s frightening. That was the message shared Thursday by community members who met to discuss racism in Durango with the Community...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango to forgo entering float in Snowdown Light Parade

Keen eyes at this year’s Snowdown Light Parade may notice something missing: the city of Durango float. Durango Interim City Manager Amber Blake announced this week city staff has forgone designing...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council seeks input on preferred qualities for next city manager

The Durango City Council wants input from community leaders in its search for a new city manager, a position it hopes to fill this spring. Consultants hired to perform a search for a city manager...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango plans temporary fix for dangerous rapids at Whitewater Park

The city of Durango plans to get back into the Animas River this winter to fix human-made rapids at the Whitewater Park that drew criticism for posing too great a risk to boaters during high water...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to crack down on vacation rentals

La Plata County short-term landlords beware: Officials plan a concerted effort in 2020 to ensure vacationers renting private homes pay taxes as they would staying in a hotel. Local destination...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Riddled with errors, Durango’s budget may take weeks to fix

The city of Durango’s budget is flawed, and it may be more than a month before city staff members can fix the errors and bring a final, complete and accurate spending document to City Council, said...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Creative District earns state certification

The state of Colorado certified the Durango Creative District this week, placing an official seal on a new effort to promote Durango’s innovative businesses, nonprofits and individuals. “Durango is...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

144-unit apartment complex on north Main Avenue denied

The Durango Planning Commission voted Monday to deny a 144-unit apartment complex proposed for north Main Avenue because of concerns about the height and design of the buildings. The two apartment...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is La Posta Road poised to be the next Bodo Industrial Park?

The north end of La Posta Road has long been considered by city and county planners as a prime location to meet the region’s need for more light industrial businesses, but access to water and sewer...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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