Durango to address hurdle in city’s future: Affordable housing

Durango’s workforce – police, firefighters, teachers, young families – can’t afford housing inside city limits, and city staff are trying to find creative ways to tackle the problem. Affordable...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango lodgers tax increase would fund marketing, transit and arts

The Durango City Council set the terms this week for a lodgers tax increase – a tax paid by people staying in hotels and motels – which is expected to appear on the April election ballot. The...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plowed in by snow? Welcome to mountain living

With winter weather finally arriving in Durango, some residents may be wondering why they’re having to dig out of a mountain of snow caused by the city’s snowplows. The answer, quite simply, is...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango renews site search for homeless community

The city of Durango is searching for a new campsite for unhoused community members, starting with the recognition that an ideal site likely doesn’t exist. The city of Durango and La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Safety-focused road improvements coming to Camino del Rio

Road improvements are coming this summer to Durango’s main thoroughfare, Camino del Rio (U.S. Highway 550), that might leave some travelers feeling safer and others gnashing their teeth. The...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council nixes joint statement against Lauren Boebert

Durango City Council has declined to issue a unified statement condemning U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert for what some residents view as supporting an insurrection earlier this month at the U.S. Capitol....

DATE: Jan. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Time ticking on whether to ask voters for Durango lodgers tax increase

The city of Durango and community stakeholders are running out of time to agree on a lodgers tax increase and put it on the ballot in April. Durango’s lodgers tax, paid by people staying in hotels...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Potential candidates express interest in Durango City Council election

Three of five seats are up for grabs during the April 6 Durango City Council election, and already new candidates are signing up to compete. Councilors Dean Brookie, Chris Bettin and Melissa...

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

Progress planned this year for Durango Mesa Park

Durango residents will start seeing long-awaited changes at Durango Mesa Park, formerly Ewing Mesa, in 2021 as the city, county and park foundation embark on a $150 million development project. For...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elected officials oppose Rep. Boebert’s actions during U.S. Capitol riot

Elected officials in La Plata County took action this week against recently elected Congresswoman Lauren Boebert after the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6. Boebert, who represents 28 Western Slope and...

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

Durango building strategic plan for city’s future

The city of Durango embarked on a strategic planning process this week that will shape things big and small, from the city’s overarching vision to departmental to-do lists. The strategic plan...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango former finance director sentenced to prison for embezzlement

The city of Durango’s former finance director, Julie Brown, was sentenced Friday to five years behind bars for embezzling more than $712,000 from town coffers over 11 years. In November, Brown, 51,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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