Social issues

Fees for marijuana businesses before Durango City Council

It could be another long Durango City Council meeting Tuesday night. While the council held two public hearings last month on recreational and medical marijuana code, this will the first look at...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City commission to take up pot land use today

The city of Durango’s Planning Commission is holding a special meeting today at 6 p.m. to consider retail and medical marijuana land uses. Durango is in the process of repealing its old land use...

DATE: June 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

The cost of being poor

It costs a lot of money not to have any. The American idiom that people can pull themselves up by their bootstraps is a lot harder today than it was in the early 20th century. Durango residents...

DATE: May 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Freedom-constrained Fido

D urango resident Tricia Wytas and her friend were playing with their dogs at the Riverview Sports Complex when they both got tickets. The infraction: dog at large. That technical phrase sounds...

DATE: May 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

City uses some suggestions in draft pot rules

The Durango City Council and those in the marijuana industry grew a bit closer Tuesday afternoon as councilors hashed out remaining issues on the city’s draft retail marijuana regulations. The new...

DATE: May 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finding a retail pot store could be tough

The Durango City Council’s draft regulations on retail stores show it’s nearly impossible to locate them inside city limits. Councilors discussed retail and medical marijuana draft ordinances...

DATE: April 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second chance for pups

Mercedes and Infinity excitedly left Durango late last week to find a loving home in Boulder. At 4 months old, the two Lab-mix puppies got a lift on a Rescue Waggin' van, along with four other dogs...

DATE: April 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango pledges more transparency

The city of Durango will be more transparent in sharing local licensing documents with the public, city officials said. Last month, The Durango Herald highlighted differences between the city and...

DATE: April 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bus stop in front of Walmart is dangerous, city says

Durango officials say they’re worried a Walmart customer will be struck by a vehicle at the city’s bus stop there, but store managers haven’t seemed overly concerned. Transit Manager Kent Harris...

DATE: April 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Do you want marijuana businesses downtown?

Durango business owners are closely divided on whether retail pot stores should operate downtown. More than 300 Durango Chamber of Commerce members responded to a survey on the issue last week. The...

DATE: April 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango begins looking at pot rules

Creating regulations for marijuana is rare for public officials, but other cities will be watching Durango’s moves and judging its success. The Durango City Council met with staff members Tuesday...

DATE: March 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Remarks in Cortez student paper spark backlash

CORTEZ – Two Montezuma-Cortez High School students made provocative remarks in the school newspaper when asked what they would be and why if reincarnated. On the opinion page of the November 2013...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News