Durango City Council

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City signs lease for Lake Nighthorse

The Durango City Council approved a long-awaited lease Tuesday that will allow the city to manage recreation at Lake Nighthorse. “We have been waiting for this to be on the agenda since 2009,”...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Less state grant money expected for local projects in 2017

Housing initiatives, building remodels, road maintenance and other infrastructure often are paid for with grants from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, but the department’s funding pool is...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Pot shop moratorium proposed

The Durango City Council will likely vote on a 60-day moratorium on new marijuana shops in certain parts of town next week. On Tuesday, councilors asked the city attorney to start work on the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango, Cortez favor extension of marijuana shop hours

Marijuana shops likely will be allowed to stay open later if they choose after getting the initial OK from the Durango City Council. Councilors have considered extending the closing time from 8...

DATE: July 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Marijuana shops could have extended hours

Consumers may be able to get locally made marijuana-infused products and purchase them later in the day if the Durango City Council acts on a list of proposed marijuana regulations. The council...

DATE: June 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Medical marijuana testing rule possible boon for S.W. Colorado labs

A requirement for medical marijuana dispensaries and growers to have their products tested could be a boon for Durango testing facilities – if a local license is in place in time. The state’s...

DATE: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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La Plata County to consider comments on Superfund

La Plata County commissioners will discuss submitting a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency voicing support for Superfund at a special meeting June 1. June 6 is the deadline to submit...

DATE: May 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Construction defects talks collapse in Legislature

DENVER – Negotiations on construction defects reform collapsed Thursday in the Legislature, just as state lawmakers began debating affordable housing bills. At the start of the legislative session,...

DATE: May 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Superfund management team lays out plans for 2016

Environmental Protection Agency officials say by next month they intend to provide La Plata and San Juan counties a list of tasks it expects to complete in 2016 at the proposed Bonita Peak Mining...

DATE: April 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Transit revenue likely to slide

To keep Durango Transit running, the Durango City Council might cut service, increase fares and ask voters to reallocate sales taxes. State and federal grants that have kept the department running...

DATE: March 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango may move forward with Superfund support letter

Although Silverton and San Juan County officials last week delayed a decision on seeking Superfund status, Durango City Mayor Dean Brookie is considering sending a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Condo loophole worries residents

The potential for more condominiums to be built in single-family neighborhoods has some residents concerned that housing density in older neighborhoods could radically change. The residents are...

DATE: July 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business