City of Durango details big plans for north downtown area

A plan to boost redevelopment on the north end of downtown could conservatively generate up to $10.3 million in a 25-year period to devote to attainable housing the area. An analysis of the area...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

Massive ranch northeast of Durango to be protected from development

A more than 700-acre property northeast of Durango has been placed in a conservation easement, seen as a huge win for protecting not only wildlife habitat, but also the city of Durango’s drinking...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council nixes joint statement against Lauren Boebert

Durango City Council has declined to issue a unified statement condemning U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert for what some residents view as supporting an insurrection earlier this month at the U.S. Capitol....

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents weigh in on north Main Avenue crossing options

The city of Durango has a few ideas about how to improve pedestrian safety on north Main Avenue, but it wants to hear from residents first. The city is considering five different options for a new...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guy who put ‘works’ in Durango public works retires after 26 years

Gregg Boysen, the city of Durango’s top engineer, had a hand in almost every city building project completed from the day he started 26 years ago to the day he retired, Jan. 8. “Anything built in...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Potential candidates express interest in Durango City Council election

Three of five seats are up for grabs during the April 6 Durango City Council election, and already new candidates are signing up to compete. Councilors Dean Brookie, Chris Bettin and Melissa...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most Durango, La Plata County offices closed to public Wednesday

Most city of Durango facilities will be closed to the public Wednesday in response to concerns about potential violence surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. City Hall, River...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Progress planned this year for Durango Mesa Park

Durango residents will start seeing long-awaited changes at Durango Mesa Park, formerly Ewing Mesa, in 2021 as the city, county and park foundation embark on a $150 million development project. For...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mobile home park residents face ownership change

River View mobile home park in north Durango is for sale – for the third time in almost six years – but this time, residents are looking into making an offer themselves. Residents in manufactured...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango building strategic plan for city’s future

The city of Durango embarked on a strategic planning process this week that will shape things big and small, from the city’s overarching vision to departmental to-do lists. The strategic plan...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango former finance director sentenced to prison for embezzlement

The city of Durango’s former finance director, Julie Brown, was sentenced Friday to five years behind bars for embezzling more than $712,000 from town coffers over 11 years. In November, Brown, 51,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slower speeds approved for Animas View Drive in Durango

Residents and pedestrians will soon see slower speed limits on Animas View Drive in Durango in response to concerns raised by members of the public about safety and wildlife. Durango City Council...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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