Synthetic and plastic

Blowing in the wind

In November, voters in Durango will take the air out of a contentious issue that’s been blowing in the wind for the last couple of years – deciding whether Durango should join 150 cities and...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bag fee a step closer to reality

For the sake of the environment, consumers could be paying 10 cents per plastic and paper bags for groceries at a major supermarket, according to a 3-2 vote during a Tuesday study session when the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are you willing to pay for plastic bags?

For 90 minutes Tuesday, the Durango City Council batted around an issue like a plastic bag floating around a parking lot.Then a majority consensus emerged that the city should research imposing a...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News