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Postcard-style mural approved for building on north Main Avenue

A postcard-style mural featuring iconic symbols of Durango is expected to adorn the side of a marketing agency near north Main Avenue and 26th Street this spring. The mural, called...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The empowering effect of business ownership

Stephanie Sands, a single mother who worked for five years as an employee cleaning houses and running property maintenance errands, now owns and runs Home Huggers Durango, a new role for her that...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Balloon game played at Durango High School pep rally raises concerns

A balloon game some Durango High School athletes played during a pep rally Friday has riled some students and parents over its inappropriate nature, prompting the principal to email an apology to...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

High avalanche danger closes county roads near Silverton

The town of Silverton and San Juan County have closed all travel on county roads because of high avalanche danger and are strongly encouraging people to avoid recreating in the backcountry. In a...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to relaunch financial advisory committee to help restore trust

Durango City Council hopes to build trust in local governance with the reincarnation of a financial advisory committee to vet city spending. A draft of bylaws for the committee suggests a...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Resident accuses city councilors, manager of violating state law

Durango’s city manager and four of five city councilors are accused of using city resources to advocate for a tax increase when state law forbids the practice. Durango resident John Simpson, who...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s budget and spending come under scrutiny at candidates forum

Budget issues, taxes and better spending practices were the resounding themes for Durango City Council candidates at a forum Monday hosted by the League of Women Voters. Four candidates – Kim...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth screened regularly for vision, hearing. What about mental health?

Universal mental health screenings in Colorado schools could be one way to address the growing problem of youth suicide. The basic tests could function like vision and hearing screenings to alert...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain pass may open next week

Red Mountain pass will remain closed through the weekend as state crews work to clear the U.S. Highway 550 of snow and debris from avalanche mitigation done earlier this week. The Colorado...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats charge ahead to take on Sen. Cory Gardner

Entrants into the Democratic primary to take on U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner are likely to be numerous, perhaps more than double the seven entrants now announced, according to two observers of Democratic...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango business owners defend their signs

Business owners came out in force Thursday night to defend the sandwich board signs they use to drum up business as the city looks to add flexibility in its sign code, which now bans the use of the...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City snow removal adds up – in dollars and pounds

The city of Durango has spent more than half a million dollars and thousands of hours in the past two months clearing city streets of snow that, in February, almost reached record-breaking...

DATE: March 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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