Durango city officials

Additions to Whitewater Park draw concern, criticism from boaters

As the Animas River approaches peak flow, concerns are being raised that the city of Durango created a hazard when it added two new rapids to the Whitewater Park, resulting in many rafting...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who oversees Durango’s ever-expanding public art collection?

Some Durangoans embrace public art with a simple smile, a quick selfie or by adorning it with artistic variations of their own, such as placing flags on sculptures for the Fourth of July. Others...

DATE: June 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oxbow Park and Preserve closed because of flooding

The city of Durango announced Wednesday that Oxbow Park and Preserve will be closed indefinitely because of flooding as the Animas River rises. The city’s Parks and Recreation Department said the...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango brings parks to life as spring arrives

It doesn’t rain much in Southwest Colorado. It gets really cold and snowy sometimes. But come summer, Durango’s parks are often lush with greenery. Residents who like the feeling of grass between...

DATE: April 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mayor pledges to rebuild trust, open dialogue with residents

Some Durango residents have criticized city government for not adhering to the will of the people; City Councilor Melissa Youssef acknowledged as much in her first address as mayor. But city...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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