Durango-La Plata County Airport

Durango-La Plata County Airport sees dip in traffic

The number of travelers boarding planes dipped a bit at the Durango-La Plata County Airport in 2016. Traffic at the airport declined 1 percent from 189,326 in 2015 to 187,393 in 2016. While traffic...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to remain closed overnight

Red Mountain Pass, which has been closed since Monday will remain closed at least until Wednesday because of adverse conditions and high avalanche danger, the Colorado Department of Transportation...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cargo flight slips from runway at Durango-La Plata County Airport

A twin-engine turboprop airplane slid off the side of the runway at the Durango-La Plata County Airport shortly after 7 p.m. Monday closing the strip to arriving and departing aircraft likely until...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Break in storms allows for snow cleanup

The last throes of a winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow during the past three days in Durango was expected to peter out Tuesday morning, making way for cooler temperatures and...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Short-term fixes possible at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Short-term fixes could be in the Durango-La Plata County Airport’s future, after the failure of a property tax increase to fund a new terminal in November. Durango city councilors and the La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Resorts get wet, fast-riding snow as storm stretches into Friday morning

The first of two winter storms arrived in Southwest Colorado early Thursday. Here’s the latest on the storm and weather-related issues: Update 10:35 p.m. The source of Thursday night’s electric...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather advisory, storm warning in effect for region

The first of two winter storms arrived in Southwest Colorado early Thursday, and they could make for a white Christmas – and chaotic holiday travel – this weekend, according to the National Weather...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Travelers pack airport lots during Thanksgiving Day holiday

Travelers packed the Durango-La Plata County Airport’s parking lots over Thanksgiving, forcing the airport to open up an improvised parking area. “Never before have we seen such demand for...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal plan may be scaled back

Plans for the Durango-La Plata County Airport expansion may need to be scaled back in light of the recent failure of a ballot question, some airport advisory commissioners said Thursday. Residents...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport study moves forward despite defeat of tax measure

Preparations for a Durango-La Plata County Airport expansion will go forward, despite the defeat Tuesday of a property tax question to pay for construction. The $1.1 million environmental...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters say no to roads and bridges, airport taxes

A property tax measure to expand Durango-La Plata County Airport expansion lost by landslide, while a tax increase to fund La Plata County roads and bridges was defeated by a slim margin. The...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will airport upgrade take flight with voters?

La Plata County voters are being asked to increase property taxes to pay for an expansion of Durango-La Plata County Airport. Ballot issue 1B reads in part: “Shall La Plata County debt be increased...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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