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Improvements to Model Tire building approved

A proposal to update the outside of the Model Tire building was approved Wednesday by the Design Review Board. The owners of CrossFit Catacombs intends to buy the Model Tire building and install...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Townhomes proposed along Animas View Drive in Durango

A potential development along Animas View Drive is building in a way for homeowners to pay their mortgage. All but one of the 13 townhomes proposed for 900 Animas View Drive would have studio...

DATE: April 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hotel on Camino del Rio approved by Planning Commission

An 86-room hotel will replace a building on Camino del Rio, displacing businesses including the Rock Lounge and Animas Herbal Wellness Center. The Durango Planning Commission on Monday unanimously...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango City Council approves comprehensive plan update

The Durango City Council unanimously approved the comprehensive plan update Tuesday after hearing some concerns from residents about the cost of water. “It incorporates so many community passions,...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLOOMBERG: Durango is 12th wealthiest small U.S. town

Durango ranked as the 12th wealthiest small town in America, according to a survey recently released by Bloomberg Business. Bloomberg based the rankings on four metrics (Durango’s in parenthesis):...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County’s population rising steadily

La Plata County added about 850 new residents last year, according to the latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Last week, the Census Bureau released its 2016 population estimates, which...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tort reform for construction defects unraveling in Denver

DENVER – Attempts to reach a resolution to the construction defects battle and to rejuvenate the condo market in Colorado just hit a major stumbling block. The Homeownership Opportunity Alliance ,...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango reorganizes departments

Two assistant city managers will start work Monday as part of a reorganization of city departments. The change was announced last week, and it was approved by the Durango City Council with little...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OKs comp plan

An update to the Comprehensive Plan as approved Wednesday night by the Durango Planning Commission. “This is a really incredible document that really reflects why we live here,” Planning...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council tweaks Comprehensive Plan

The Durango City Council made final tweaks to the Comprehensive Plan Tuesday ahead of a vote expected on April 4. The document lays out a plan for how the city could accommodate 16,000 more people...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Measure to boost affordable housing killed in Denver

DENVER – A measure aimed at boosting affordable housing by reforming costly lawsuits against builders died Monday in a Senate Committee on a 5-2 vote. Senate Bill 157, , one of four bills...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango may establish wait list for vacation rental permits

Many homeowners are seeking vacation rental permits in historic Durango, so the city plans to create a wait list. The need became clear when a permit-holder sold a home on East Fifth Street, and...

DATE: March 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News