Durango City Council candidates talk taxes, housing and bump-outs at forum

And they’re off: The seven Durango City Council candidates took their stances this week on issues such as housing, business and budgets during the first candidates forum of the municipal election...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Durango diversity team members to uplift unheard voices

With new additions to the team, the city of Durango’s Community Relations Commission is changing how marginalized groups are represented within city government. In 2020, the city launched new...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mason Center slated for summer demolition

The city of Durango this summer plans to demolish the dilapidated Mason Center, former home of a gymnastics program, elementary school and multiple education centers. The 15,300-square-foot...

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

Lodgers tax comes up big in La Plata County, despite pandemic

La Plata County saw a significant increase in revenue from a tax on hotels and vacation rentals in 2020, a likely result of more tourists visiting Southwest Colorado amid the COVID-19 pandemic. La...

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

Is remote work the way of the future?

Four Durango-based employees and business owners who have spent nearly a year working remotely say the option will fundamentally change the way we do business. When the United States began to...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Grants up to $3,000 available for 2021 bump-outs in downtown Durango

Matching grants of up to $3,000 are available from the city of Durango to downtown businesses that want to participate in the 2021 bump-out program. A total of $60,000 is available – $50,000 from...

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 project trumps plan for a play wave on the Animas River

With efforts to construct a play wave for river runners in the Animas River at the 29th Street put-in falling flat, the city of Durango will instead conduct regular maintenance and stream bank...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City wants input on recreation at Lake Nighthorse

The next recreation season at Lake Nighthorse is approaching, and the city of Durango has a question: What should recreational use look like this year? Lake Nighthorse, a reservoir and recreation...

DATE: Feb. 13, 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

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