Durango receives federal support for fire mitigation

The city of Durango accepted $87,500 in federal funding Tuesday to help pay for fire mitigation efforts this year in the most high-risk areas of the city. The city, along with its partners in the...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Transit contemplates funding as shortfall looms

Lissa Scott, a 28-year-old single mom, uses Durango Transit to take her son to school and get to work. Patterson Pinto, 52, hopes to use it for a job at Mercy Regional Medical Center, even if it...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango tackles black market marijuana with state grant

The Durango Police Department is renewing its efforts to crack down on illegal marijuana grows with the help of state grant funding. The department first created a team of officers focused on...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seven candidates make the ballot for City Council election

The candidate list is final: Seven people are running for three spots on Durango City Council in the April 6 election. The three seats will open when councilors Dean Brookie, Chris Bettin and...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s end of the road for old Durango Chamber of Commerce building

Durango residents will soon say goodbye to the red Chamber of Commerce building at Santa Rita Park. In January, the city of Durango put the decades-old, wood-framed building up for auction. Bidders...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango contends with problematic city names

Some names used around the city of Durango might need to change with the times, according to City Council and staff members on Tuesday. Around the country, communities are saying the names of their...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango adds $953,000 in new street projects to 2021 agenda

The city of Durango added about $953,000 worth of road improvement projects to its to-do list in 2021. The additional money, approved this week by City Council, will help make ramps more...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s first fast-charging station for electric vehicles coming this summer

Electric vehicle drivers will be able to get a fast charge in Durango early this summer, connecting the city to a growing statewide network of fast-charging corridors. Durango City Council approved...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango soup kitchen cooking up plan to offer holistic services

Durango City Council is pushing forward on a long-awaited initiative meant to help people with unstable housing or low incomes: a centralized resource navigation center. City Council voted...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango launches COVID-19 utility forgiveness program

Qualifying residents and businesses will be able to get relief on their utility bills as part of a COVID-19 relief program through the city of Durango. The city is offering up to three months of...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed Durango lodgers tax increase to make April ballot

For the first time in decades, Durango groups have come together to put a lodgers tax increase on the ballot. The tax is not paid by Durango residents, but by people staying at hotels, motels and...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nine residents show interest in joining Durango City Council

Durango residents interested in running for City Council in April still have time to dive into the growing candidate pool. Three of five seats are up for grabs during the April 6 election – one...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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