Should Durango increase lodgers tax to support winter economy?

Durango plans to put a 3% lodgers tax increase on the ballot in April, which advocates say could spur the winter economy. Durango’s lodgers tax, paid by people staying in hotels and motels, is one...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango officially opens Animas River Trail north to Oxbow Park

City of Durango officials cut the ribbon – giant pair of scissors included – during an opening ceremony Tuesday to mark the completion of the Animas River Trail’s northward extension to the Oxbow...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s in store for Durango’s economy heading into winter and 2021?

Durango city finances don’t look as bad as they did in March, but staff members expect sales and use tax revenue to drop by $2.2 million in 2021 as a result of the continuing impacts of the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida Road development faces setback after community concerns

A housing development proposal off Florida Road was withdrawn this week, marking a victory for concerned residents and a setback for Durango’s housing goals. If approved, the development would have...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Who enforces health orders? Agencies point fingers in La Plata County

Two businesses in La Plata County are accused of breaking a state order that requires people to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but local and state agencies are pointing...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police move toward reforming mental health response

Durango Police Department is aiming to launch a new pilot program in January that reforms how it responds to mental health-related incidents. The police department and Axis Health System are...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 30 days on job, Durango city manager takes stock

Durango’s new city manager, José Madrigal, has barely unpacked his bags, but he has already met with 300 staff members, multiple community groups and hit up several pizza joints around town....

DATE: Oct. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County agree to delay decision on management of homeless camp

The city of Durango and La Plata County delayed finalizing a management agreement for the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs along La Posta Road to later this year. County commissioners have taken a...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department takes action on community outreach

The Durango Police Department is launching a new policing-focused community advisory committee with the goal of bringing unheard voices to the table. The police department has been ramping up its...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango furloughs saved city $470,000

The city of Durango furloughed staff members earlier this year in the face of the coronavirus pandemic – a move that officials said was needed and achieved its desired effect. But the city has no...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango could spend thousands for popular pickleball courts

Pickleball might be getting more popular every year, but irked community members have complained to the city of Durango about the tennis-like sport. New courts, long sought after by local...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Public Library to reopen for in-person visits Oct. 13

At long last, community members will be able to peruse the shelves of Durango Public Library, one of the last Durango city services to relaunch after coronavirus closures. Other libraries in the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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