Durango’s ‘MidTown’ area ripe for redevelopment

The city of Durango is looking for ways to revive part of downtown Durango, dubbed “MidTown,” and early public input has listed housing as a top priority. Parts of the MidTown area, stretching from...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat for Humanity homes outfitted with solar panels

Two families in Bayfield are receiving free solar panels thanks to La Plata County’s only certified benefit corporation, Shaw Solar, as part of a Habitat for Humanity project. The solar...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Discovery DIY Network wraps up filming of Ignacio off-grid home

Filming finished Sunday on Ignacio’s newest, soon-to-be-famous earthen home. In September, Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, embarked on a warp-speed...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida Road development faces setback after community concerns

A housing development proposal off Florida Road was withdrawn this week, marking a victory for concerned residents and a setback for Durango’s housing goals. If approved, the development would have...

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

Why so many homebuyers are picking Durango

Jamie Kruft and her husband, Ed, knew they were going to live in Colorado eventually. The COVID-19 pandemic and the rapid shift in workplaces to accommodate telecommuting simply accelerated their...

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

After 30 days on job, Durango city manager takes stock

Durango’s new city manager, José Madrigal, has barely unpacked his bags, but he has already met with 300 staff members, multiple community groups and hit up several pizza joints around town....

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

Durango looks to Bodo Industrial Park for homeless camp location

The city of Durango is still searching for a suitable location for a permanent homeless camp, and Bodo Industrial Park might be the next place to look. A permanent site, designed to be a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers, Durango residents want Purple Cliffs site to stay

As a contentious proposal for a new homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery inches forward, some homeless residents in Durango have spoken out: They want to stay in place. About 60 unhoused people...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New manufactured home, tiny home park approved in Animas Valley

A new, 22-space manufactured home and tiny home park in the Animas Valley was approved Thursday by the La Plata County Planning Commission. According to county records, the 22 homes would be...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

TV network to film Ignacio family building earthen home

Shalina Luna and her daughter, Joli Galvan, residents just south of Ignacio, are embarking on a warp-speed project to build the 18-year-old an off-grid, earthen house in four weeks – with film...

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

CDC directs halt to renter evictions to prevent virus spread

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has issued a directive halting the eviction of certain renters though the end of 2020 to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Federal, state and local...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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