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

40 low-rent units take shape overlooking downtown Durango

The long-awaited supportive housing complex, Espero Apartments, is taking shape near Greenmount Cemetery on the west side of town. Residents and visitors might have noticed the building’s framework...

DATE: April 10, 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 identifies three locations ripe for redevelopment

The city of Durango revealed a few spots that are ripe for redevelopment around downtown during an open forum this week. More than 70 people attended the event, which functioned as a way to court...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water supply, wildfire concerns loom over spring, summer

Once again, Southwest Colorado’s prolonged drought is expected to bring a host of challenges over available water and fire danger in the coming months. “I’m really worried about the conditions we...

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

Cathy Metz, director of Durango Parks and Recreation, to retire

Cathy Metz, longtime parks and recreation director for the city of Durango, is set to retire in July. Metz worked for the city for 25 years. Most recently, she and department staff members received...

DATE: April 5, 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

Durango seeks input, partners for MidTown development

Durango is inviting developers and community members to give feedback about revitalization opportunities in the city’s MidTown area. MidTown – a 50-acre stretch between downtown and north Main...

DATE: April 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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