Durango-La Plata County Airport

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Travelers pack airport lots during Thanksgiving Day holiday

Travelers packed the Durango-La Plata County Airport’s parking lots over Thanksgiving, forcing the airport to open up an improvised parking area. “Never before have we seen such demand for...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango-Los Angeles flight to return next summer

American Airlines will offer direct flights again next summer from Durango to Los Angeles. Flights will run every Saturday beginning June 3 through Aug. 19, similar to what was provided this summer...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Endangered mice found near Durango-La Plata County Airport

Endangered New Mexico meadow jumping mice found near the Durango-La Plata County Airport could force plans for the access road to change. Surveys that ended in August found federally protected mice...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Plane with nose-gear problems lands safely at Durango-La Plata County Airport

A commercial aircraft landed safely Monday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport after reporting nose-gear problems. “United Airlines Flight 5849 is on the ground without incident,” said Tony...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Workforce development board weighs airport ballot item

Arguments for and against an airport expansion ballot question this fall were presented Wednesday to the Southwest Colorado Workforce Development Board. The ballot measure would raise taxes –...

DATE: July 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango to mourn Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss on Saturday

For five days, the coverage of the death of Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss, a member of the Blue Angels has focused on his life as a pilot. But for La Plata County residents, the Durango native was the kid...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill in Durango

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday stopped at the Durango-La Plata County Airport to sign Senate Bill 16-168 into law, allowing counties and municipalities to enter into authorities with...

DATE: May 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Environmental questions present challenge for Durango airport

Potential hurdles for an expansion of the Durango-La Plata County Airport came to light Tuesday during a joint meeting of the Durango City Council and the La Plata County Commissioners. ...

DATE: April 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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American to offer direct flight from Durango to LA

American Airlines will offer a direct flight between Durango and Los Angeles on Saturdays from June 2 through Aug. 22, said Kip Turner, director of aviation at Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango-La Plata County Airport ranks low for delays compared to other airports

For routine travelers such as Bayfield resident Ron Martin, the Durango-La Plata County Airport seems to have its share of delays and cancellations. “It’s pretty much a shared frustration that we...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Body scanner returns to Durango-La Plata County Airport

Passengers departing from the Durango-La Plata County Airport may have noticed something new: The Transportation Security Administration has reinstalled a body scanner. “It allows TSA to process...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango-La Plata County Airport studies environmental impacts of expansion

An assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal expansion has begun. Earlier this month, Environmental Protection Agency officials,...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business