Durango city officials

Durango plans in-depth search into past finances

The city of Durango plans to examine every financial document, transfer, nook and cranny from a two-year period – 2018 and 2019 – in response to suspected embezzlement by a former employee. City...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents invited to vet city manager finalists

It’s time for Durango residents to weigh in on their new city manager – one of the most important positions in city government. The city of Durango is considering two finalists for the city manager...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 36 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In split vote, Durango City Council names new finalist for city manager

Durango City Council named a new finalist for the permanent city manager position, Interim City Manager Amber Blake, after a divided vote Thursday. Durango is shopping for a city manager after...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

No new finalists for Durango city manager – yet

Durango city councilors interviewed two semifinalists for the city manager position on Tuesday, but they have not yet named any new finalists for the city’s top job. It’s been 10 months since the...

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

Durango city manager finalists take citywide tour

Finalists for the Durango city manager position took a citywide tour this week, and both left excited and impressed by what the town has to offer. Durango has been in the process of hiring a new...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State funding gives boost to two Durango projects

With $65,000 from Colorado in hand, the city of Durango can advance two city projects that focus on urban redevelopment and electric vehicle infrastructure at a time when many efforts are stalled...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain may help curb human-bear conflicts

Bear activity in La Plata County has been quiet so far this year, but weather conditions over the next couple weeks will play a major role in whether enough food is available during the animals’...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

City of Durango invites comments on sustainability plan

The city of Durango asked residents for feedback about its sustainability goals, and early survey respondents want the city to act faster and be bolder with its goals to give up fossil fuels. The...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apartments for Durango’s unhoused, disabled take step toward construction

Durango took steps Tuesday toward its first housing complex focused entirely on supporting unhoused and disabled populations. The Espero Apartments, planned for a site near Greenmount Cemetery,...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road damage on Columbine Drive raises ire among residents

It’s just over a month before the start of school, and Columbine Drive – a well-traveled street in Durango between Needham Elementary and Miller Middle schools – is in “hazardous” disrepair, said...

DATE: July 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s former finance director turns herself in for embezzling about $700,000

Durango’s former finance director, who is suspected of stealing more than $700,000 from the city of Durango, turned herself into authorities Wednesday, but quickly bonded out of custody. Julie...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents share examples of racism, discrimination in Durango

A 10-year-old child recalled being called “blackie” at school. A medical field employee faced a racist slur in the workplace. And another person was berated for 15 minutes with anti-gay slurs at a...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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