Durango considers $6 million in alleyway improvements

Durango could spend $6 million over 10 years to address a long-standing problem around town: dirt alleys. The city has 28 unpaved alleys in its inventory. For years, residents have pushed to...

DATE: May 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s homeless camp likely to remain at Purple Cliffs

La Plata County’s campsite for people experiencing homelessness at Purple Cliffs might stay open for another year. La Plata County commissioners had considered closing the campsite, saying Saturday...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council to meet to discuss future of Buckley Park

Durangoans might get an update next week about the future of Buckley Park, a gathering place in the center of town that is up for sale. City Councilors will convene at 3 p.m. Tuesday for a special...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango doubles-down on opposition to jail reform bill

Durango city councilors split this week over whether to uphold their opposition to a state jail reform bill that would limit when police can make arrests. Senate Bill 21-062 proposes a shift in...

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango swears in new city councilors; new mayor named

Durango’s City Council passed the gavel Tuesday – virtually – to mark the transition to a new council and a new, unanimously chosen mayor, Kim Baxter. The swearing in ceremony took place via Zoom...

DATE: April 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans crosswalk on north Main Avenue

Durango pedestrians will have a new place to cross north Main Avenue’s busy thoroughfare, according to a recent announcement from Durango Transit. Drivers tend to speed along north Main Avenue, and...

DATE: April 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sets up whistleblower policy for staff, community

The city of Durango wants to make it easier for whistleblowers, both employees of the city and members of the public, to report concerns. A new whistleblower policy was drafted in response to a...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters showed desire for status quo in Durango City Council election, observers say

Durango voters showed indecision, a desire for stability and a nod to experience based on this week’s City Council election results, which tapped an incumbent and two newbies from a pool of six...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council, police chief oppose jail reform bill

Durango City Council voiced early opposition to a jail reform bill moving through the Colorado Legislature. The bill would change cash bail regulations for misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes and...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango voters elect three City Council candidates

Newcomers Jessika Buell and Olivier Bosmans, along with incumbent Melissa Youssef, won Tuesday’s Durango City Council election, which was largely framed by affordable housing and how best to help...

DATE: April 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango business leaders back lodgers tax support committee

Five people, all leaders in Durango’s business community, are the primary funders of a campaign committee advocating for the Durango lodgers tax to be increased. The only measure on the April 6...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voter turnout low so far in Durango City Council election

Based on early ballot returns, voter turnout for Tuesday’s Durango City Council election might be lower than it was in each of the past three elections. Six candidates are vying for three open...

DATE: April 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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