Durango city officials

Empty storefronts to become temporary art exhibits

Empty storefronts windows along Main Avenue in Durango could be packed with art displays this holiday season to beautify and liven up the downtown. The city’s Creative Economy Commission set aside...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Volunteers aim to ban single-use plastic bags in Durango

A new volunteer group says banning single-use plastic bags in Durango would reduce local waste that contributes to a massive global plastic pollution problem. The group plans to lobby Durango City...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer line clog forced Lemon Head Hair Salon to close for two weeks

The owner of Lemon Head Hair Salon said she’s trying to get back on her feet after a city sewer line flooded her business, forcing it to close for two weeks. Wastewater flowed into the business for...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango likely to restore nonprofit funding

Durango City Council expects to restore funding for nonprofits next year after it was slashed dramatically in the 2019 budget. City Council also expects to ease restrictions to allow nonprofits in...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango names acting finance director amid investigation

The city of Durango has named an acting finance director to replace Julie Brown who resigned last week amid an investigation into an alleged misappropriation of public funds. Devon Schmidt, the...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finance director for city of Durango resigns amid investigation

The finance director for the city of Durango resigned this week amid an investigation into an alleged misappropriation of public funds. The city said it is working with the Colorado Bureau of...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango suspends, investigates municipal employee

The city of Durango placed an employee on paid administrative leave this week as it investigates “alleged misappropriation of public funds,” according to a Tuesday announcement. City staff alerted...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewage treatment plant nears completion; will it pass the smell test?

The Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility, the largest construction project in city history, is nearing completion and sending cleaner water into the Animas River. But the smell of human waste...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents play role in reducing recycling costs

Residents who want to curb the rising cost of recycling can sort materials and clean what they take to the Durango Recycle Center – efforts that could help reduce the cost of processing recyclables...

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

Terminal remodel nears completion at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Construction of a new baggage-handling facility and remodeling of the ticket counter and airline operational offices are on schedule and on budget at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. The $1.7...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 2020 draft budget increases employee salary, library funding

Durango staff proposed a budget for next year that includes almost $2 million more in spending, most of which will be used to increase pay and hire more city employees. The proposed 2020 budget for...

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

Board of ethics says city manager’s actions create ‘appearance of conflict’

A public notice issued this week by the Durango Board of Ethics details why it dismissed an ethics complaint against City Councilor Chris Bettin but found merit in allegations against City Manager...

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

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