Durango city officials

City, county to spend $70,000 on strategic plan to address homelessness

After years of public controversy about how to deal with homelessness in town, the city of Durango and La Plata County have hired a consulting firm to help officials and community members tackle...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Spring cleanup: Durango invites residents to toss items large and small

It’s spring, and with the warm weather comes a realization of all the garbage, debris and waste that’s piled up over the winter months. But not to fear. The city of Durango is asking residents to...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What are those gray discs appearing in front of Durango residences?

The city of Durango is installing about 6,700 radio transmitters that relay water usage from individual homes, thereby eliminating the need for city workers to drive neighborhoods to collect the...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water blaster keeps Durango sewer lines clear of obstructions

When it comes to keeping municipal sewer systems “regular” and free-flowing, something more powerful than Drano is needed. Meet the city’s “combination sewer cleaner” – a specialized truck equipped...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango planning for strong second season at Lake Nighthorse

Lake Nighthorse visitors reeled in fish under both sunny and snowy skies opening weekend, showing a commitment to visiting the lake the city of Durango hopes to see all season. The city manages...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State dismisses condemnation complaint against Durango

Great Outdoors Colorado dismissed an inquiry into whether the city of Durango threatened to use eminent domain against a property owner to extend the Animas River Trail. Jackie Miller, program...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to launch civility campaign

The city of Durango is planning to announce a new marketing campaign in hopes of inspiring residents and tourists to embrace diversity and promote civility. It’s called the Civility First Durango...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What happens when city equipment breaks?

Nothing is indestructible. Everything breaks. So what happens when crucial city equipment like snowplows and dump trucks fail? The answer is pretty simple: The city fixes them. But repairing and...

DATE: March 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OKs changes to sign code

The city of Durango Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of amendments to the city’s sign code that would allow temporary signs, including sandwich boards, and banners for downtown...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Postcard-style mural approved for building on north Main Avenue

A postcard-style mural featuring iconic symbols of Durango is expected to adorn the side of a marketing agency near north Main Avenue and 26th Street this spring. The mural, called...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City: Condemnation never threatened to build Animas River Trail north

The city of Durango never used the threat of condemnation while planning the northern extension of the Animas River Trail as alleged by a resident, Durango’s Parks and Recreation director told a...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State land grant agency scrutinizes Animas River Trail funding

Money awarded to the city of Durango to help fund the northern extension of the Animas River Trail is under scrutiny from Great Outdoors Colorado after a resident alleged the city used the threat...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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