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

La Plata County denies license for marijuana dispensary

Border Buds, the proposed dispensary on the Colorado-New Mexico border, lost its bid for a La Plata County marijuana business license Tuesday. The county’s Marijuana Licensing Authority, made up of...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vacant juvenile detention center in Durango to become a community corrections center

After months of research and evaluation, La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to convert the vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center into a new location for community...

DATE: April 13, 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

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

La Plata County puts off decision about DeNier building’s future

No decision was made about the future use of the vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center on Tuesday, with La Plata County commissioners instead opting to take a few more weeks to evaluate...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can former detention center house homeless? County officials note roadblocks

A formal decision about how to use the now-vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center building was put on hold for two weeks Tuesday, but there appears to be mounting obstacles to the idea of...

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

La Plata County considers possible uses for vacated juvenile detention center

A homeless shelter? A new community corrections facility? Or a place for at-risk youths? The future of the now vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center is up in the air, and it appears...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jack Turner may move districts to run again for La Plata County commissioner

Durango resident Jack Turner, an unaffiliated candidate who lost his bid for county commission in November, is considering moving to into another district to be able to run for the commission again...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shakeup at water district brings in new face to deal with old problems

A fresh face was appointed to the Southwestern Water Conservation District to bring new ideas to decades-old problems surrounding water in the arid Southwest – at least that’s the hope of La Plata...

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

Durango soup kitchen cooking up plan to offer holistic services

Durango City Council is pushing forward on a long-awaited initiative meant to help people with unstable housing or low incomes: a centralized resource navigation center. City Council voted...

DATE: Feb. 6, 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

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