Durango City Council

Durango sees budget shortfall on the horizon

Basic city services such as street maintenance, 911 communications and police operations may face a budget shortfall come 2020. Sales-tax collections and other revenue streams aren’t expected to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans terminal remodel to aid airline staff

The Durango-La Plata County Airport may remodel part of its terminal next year to improve space used by airline staff members. The airport expects to spend $465,000 on the remodel and $350,000 on...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 100 percent renewable by 2050?

A petition calling for the city to commit to transitioning to 100 percent locally produced and renewable electricity by 2050 has garnered hundreds of signatures. In addition to cutting carbon...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents face higher fines if a bear raids trash

Expect stiff fines if a bear scatters your trash in the coming weeks. The Durango City Council approved an emergency ordinance Tuesday to eliminate warnings if a resident is found to have...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘We are all homeless’ exhibit aims to humanize issue

Handwritten pleas for help, written by homeless people, were installed at the Durango Transit Center Monday to help further the conversation about the issue in Durango. Willie Baronet, artist and...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Some Durango residents stop watering lawns after water hikes

Durango residents Mary and Joe Shaw were shocked to receive a nearly $400 water bill in July 2016, prompting them to stop watering their lawn this summer. The Shaws live at 1928 Crestview Drive, a...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council floats tax increase on marijuana

The Durango City Council has decided to reserve space on the November ballot for the possibility of asking voters to approve a city-imposed tax on recreational marijuana. During a study session...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River Trail underpass triples in price

Construction of the Animas River Trail underpass beneath Escalante Drive will require an additional $900,000. The city planned to spend $400,000 to build the underpass, but $1.3 million will be...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protection plan for Lake Nighthorse approved

A plan for protecting the archaeological sites around Lake Nighthorse when it opens to the public and during development was approved Tuesday by the Durango City Council. Councilor Dick White...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business