Durango city officials

Santa Rita wastewater-treatment plant releasing higher quality water

The quality of the water flowing into the Animas River from the wastewater-treatment plant in Santa Rita Park has improved this summer, a shift required by the state that can prevent harmful algae...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to close homeless camp, won’t provide new location

The city of Durango has no plans to provide overnight camping for homeless residents after Aug. 24, when a temporary camp near Greenmount Cemetery is set to close. “The city is not in the business...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sewer repairs along U.S. Highway 550/160 could take days

A manhole on U.S. Highway 550/160 near Santa Rita Park partially collapsed on a sewer pipe midday Friday causing sewage to spill over the highway, the Animas River Trail and some made its way to...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Noise, traffic from 2 new hotels on East Second Avenue concern neighbors

Residents near two forthcoming six-story hotels on East Second Avenue south of College Drive are unhappy because the development will likely increase traffic, noise, dust and parking problems in an...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango homeless camp protest extends to fourth day

Durango City Councilors expect to discuss homeless camping near Greenmount Cemetery on Tuesday, as residents of the site continue to protest the rules put in place by the city. The city requires...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers protest city rules at site near Greenmount Cemetery

Homeless residents refused to take down their tents or leave their campsites Friday in protest of rules enforced by the city of Durango at a site near Greenmount Cemetery. The rules have caused...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High Court decision could send internet sales taxes to Durango

The city of Durango could see some additional tax revenue thanks to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on internet sales, but not enough to solve a projected municipal budget shortfall. The...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents call for additional testing at proposed homeless camp

The city of Durango may test for radon at a proposed homeless camp, but residents and the state health department say the test will not answer all the questions about radioactive materials on the...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four-story building with 42 condos planned for Main Avenue

A mixed-use building that could house 42 new condominiums and commercial space could be built next spring in the 1100 block of Main Avenue. The four-story building would take the place of three...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home construction could disturb open space near Riverview Elementary

Riverview-area residents are concerned a proposed house will disturb a steep hillside at the end of East Seventh Avenue. The home could be built on private property adjacent to well-traveled open...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango reservoir shy of capacity after dam repairs

Crews finished long-awaited repairs to stop minor erosion at the city of Durango reservoir this spring, but the city is waiting for approval to top off the reservoir. In 2014, city staff discovered...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango hopes to avoid water restrictions during drought

The city of Durango hopes to avoid restricting residents’ water usage this summer and instead work with its four largest water users if the drought worsens. Hillcrest Golf Club, Durango School...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News