Durango’s Utilities Department reports COVID-19 outbreak

The city of Durango’s Utilities Department has reported an outbreak of COVID-19 after three staff members tested positive, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment....

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Who is opening wallets to back Durango City Council candidates?

Most Durango City Council candidates have collected donations from prominent businesses in town, while others have stuck with small donations or no donations at all. Six candidates are running for...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

What would Durango’s diversity efforts look like with new councilors?

When the six Durango City Council candidates described how they would handle the city’s top goal – expanding its diversity, equity and inclusion work – they focused on continuing the city’s...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County look to new funding model for fire mitigation

The city of Durango and La Plata County could be the first participants in a new way to pay for fire mitigation, but only if big questions can be resolved. As the city and the county work to...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will Durangoans pass a lodgers tax increase?

As the April 6 city election approaches, Durango residents are weighing the pros and cons of a proposed lodgers tax increase in addition to their choices for City Council candidates. Ballot measure...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango analysis turns up new option for homeless camp

The city of Durango’s newest analysis of possible homeless camp locations turned up one “promising” new site near Bodo Industrial Park in south Durango. Durango is searching for an alternative to...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidates take stances on lodgers tax, climate change in forum

Durango City Council candidates tackled nine local issues Monday in the last public forum ahead of the April 6 election. Six candidates are running for three open seats on City Council. One person,...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lisa McCorry ends City Council campaign

Durango resident Lisa McCorry ended her campaign for City Council on Friday, urging people not to vote for her although she is already listed on the ballot. McCorry, 41, was one of seven candidates...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango groups call lodgers tax a ‘landmark effort’

In fall 2019, representatives of tourism, lodging, events and arts organizations gathered in the Strater Hotel’s Oak Room. Their goal: to negotiate a lodgers tax increase proposal to pitch to...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council candidates push for faster progress on homelessness

Durango has talked about addressing homelessness for years. Many of Durango’s seven City Council candidates are pushing for talk to turn into action. The candidates are running for three open seats...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bump-outs return to Durango’s Main Avenue

Like spring flowers, bump-outs are sprouting along Main Avenue, and a fresh crop of the outdoor retail pods are expected to blossom every two weeks. On March 15, the city of Durango began allowing...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango approves MidTown redevelopment plan

Durango residents will start seeing new development projects and improvements in the city’s MidTown area just north of downtown. In what city staff members called a “culminating moment,” Durango...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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