Mason Center demolished after 70 years

Durango’s Mason Center has seen its last days. The city of Durango demolished the 70-year-old building last week, leaving only the gym to be used for city storage. At 15,300 square feet, the Mason...

DATE: May 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 35 parks that ‘make life better’

On a warm, sunny day, Durango’s parks transform into community centers where people relax and both kids and grownups can play. But if park visitors take a deeper look at the city’s green spaces,...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s biggest public art piece scheduled for installation

After years of waiting, Durango’s gateway art installation, “Common Threads,” is about to become a reality. In 2018, Durango residents voted by survey to place the public art piece, made up of...

DATE: April 28, 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 offers paid opportunities for artists

It’s time for Durango’s artists to freshen up their paints: The Durango Art Brigade is offering paid work opportunities this spring. The collaborative group has at least 18 art projects available...

DATE: April 26, 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

Public comment opens for Durango transportation improvements

Ever noticed broken sidewalks, cycling hazards or confusing intersections around Durango? The city wants to hear community input for its updated multimodal transportation plan. The city of Durango...

DATE: April 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango caught in circus dispute

The Durango Circus is calling foul, alleging misconduct by a city of Durango employee and prompting an investigation by the city. The Durango Circus, formally known as Durango Aerial Arts and...

DATE: April 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

10 ‘moon trees’ land in Durango

A bit of outer space is taking root in Durango: moon trees, grown from seeds that have orbited the moon more than 30 times. Stuart “Stu” Roosa, born in Durango, took the seeds into outer space as...

DATE: April 23, 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

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