Durango wrestles with housing affordability

As rising home prices in Durango continue to outpace annual income growth, city officials are trying to create more affordable options. The city of Durango adopted a housing plan in 2018 that laid...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sales, lodgers taxes down in June, but the news isn’t all bad

Sales and lodgers tax numbers for June may look scary, but given what was anticipated at the end of March, when COVID-19 first hit, economic development and community leaders across Durango are...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

39-year-old Durango man dies after weekslong illness

Ernest “Ernie” Garcia, 39, of Durango was an avid runner who endured 100-kilometer races. He spent almost 50 days battling what started out as a cold and led to pneumonia and organ failure. Then he...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city manager candidates peppered with questions during virtual job interview

More than 600 people tuned into video sharing platforms Wednesday to see if Durango’s two city manager finalists have what it takes to help lead the city. City Council plans to discuss – and...

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

Local groups to celebrate 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Durango plans to celebrate that victory with a COVID-19-friendly event this weekend at Buckley Park....

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

Who are Durango’s city manager finalists?

One is a local resident who was thrust into Durango’s top leadership role amid a pandemic and fraud investigation after years of working with the city. The other is from Irving, Texas, with years...

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

A ‘Bodo’ pedals through Durango, visits family’s namesake for first time

The Bodo name is fairly famous in Durango, but for Mark Bodo, the town was more familiar as family lore than reality – until a cross-country bicycle ride to raise money for both people and animals...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Garden fundraisers raise $47,000 for La Plata County arts nonprofits

Ten La Plata County nonprofits that focus on the arts each received $4,700 in grant money to help them stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic – all through a series of virtual garden parties. In...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: New York Times features Durango’s Black Lives Matter mural

Durango’s newly unveiled Black Lives Matter mural on the side of the Everyday Gas Station apparently caught the attention of The New York Times . The Times in its Sunday paper featured the mural,...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-end home sales take off across La Plata County

High-end home sales took off in the second quarter of 2020, but the number of condos and townhome sales in Durango plummeted as COVID-19 made its impact felt on La Plata County real estate....

DATE: July 22, 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

Why does Durango Public Library remain closed to in-person visits?

The days when patrons will once again be able to browse the bookshelves at Durango Public Library remain a distant prospect: The library has no reopening date scheduled after months of...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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