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Durango’s building fees go up

Building fees are going up in Durango, and they could go up in La Plata County as well in the new year. When tallying up higher fees, more stringent regulations, increased payroll costs because of...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire district gets high marks

The Durango Fire Protection District announced some good news for those with fire insurance Wednesday. The department’s Insurance Service Office rating will improve to a 4 from a 5 out of 10 on...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction industry facing labor shortage

It’s been tough to fill jobs in the construction industry in Durango, and it’s getting harder. As the economy recovered from the recession, the demand for new homes and commercial buildings picked...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lumien Apartments deliver affordable living

Fifty units in a new affordable housing complex are set to open next week, marking the first rental development for the community since 2008. The city issued a temporary certificate of occupancy,...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Building-code changes will encourage efficiency

New homes in Durango and La Plata County will be built to be more energy-efficient next year when local governments adopt new codes, but some say the updates don't go far enough. Both city and...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Starving artists in Colorado no more?

DENVER – Durango has been identified as a competitive area for a new effort that would provide the first-ever state-driven program offering affordable housing to artists. Space to Create aims at...

DATE: July 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Condo loophole worries residents

The potential for more condominiums to be built in single-family neighborhoods has some residents concerned that housing density in older neighborhoods could radically change. The residents are...

DATE: July 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Condo plans worry residents

Neighborhood organizations are concerned a loophole in the land-use and development code could open the door to housing density they fought hard to prevent. At the Durango City Council meeting...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deadline to register ADUs extended

Those with secondary housing units in two historic neighborhoods have been granted more time to register formerly illegal units. Duplexes, mother-in-law suites, apartments over garages and all...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Maker of tiny houses to appear on HGTV

Durangoan Greg Parham, a purveyor of dwellings for adherents of the tiny-house movement, will be featured in an HGTV program airing at 9 p.m. Monday. Tiny houses are just that – small, like a...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Changes made to building permit applications

Effective immediately, all building permit submittals made to the city of Durango will need to show proof that the fire-impact fee for the Three Springs and Twin Buttes developments – for all new...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Insulation installer wins national award

A local insulation installer brought home second place and $5,000 in a national competition this past weekend. Ray Blackwater competed against 30 insulation installers from across the country at...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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