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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Police seek animal cruelty suspect

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The Durango Police Department and La Plata County Animal Protection are seeking the public’s help in identifying an animal cruelty suspect. 

On Thursday, June 17 at about 10 p.m. officers were dispatched to La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

City Councilor Melissa Youssef elected to Colorado Municipal League Board

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Durango City Councilor Melissa Youssef was elected to the Colorado Municipal League Executive Board on June 21. She will serve a two-year term on the board, joining Sharon Craig, Ignacio trustee, and Katie Sickles, Bayfield town manager, in representing S...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Durango Public Library community rooms available for rent

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The public can make reservations for the Community Rooms at Durango Public Library starting Monday, June 28. Hours of availability have changed to align with current library hours and to provide time for proper cleaning and disinfection of spaces.

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Transportation and Sustainability Director Amber Blake accepts position with CDOT

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Amber Blake, Director of Transportation and Sustainability with the City of Durango, has accepted the position of Director of Transit and Rail for the Colorado Department of Transportation. Her last day with the city is June 25.

Blake ends her 12-year ten...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Repaving of Florida Road starts June 23

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Street repaving on a 1.6-mile section of Florida Road starts Wednesday, June 23. Construction will be from the Riverview roundabout to Ptarmigan Ridge Road. Crews will start by removing old asphalt then proceed with repaving on June 28. Work is expected t...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

City adds 245 acres of open space near Durango Mesa Park

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The city of Durango and the Durango Mesa Park Foundation completed the transfer of 245 acres of Durango Mesa Park land to the city on June 10. The city purchased 180 acres and the foundation donated 65 acres.

“This initial land conveyance includ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Clean Commute Week events are back! Join the fun June 19-24

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The city of Durango is pleased to present Clean Commute Week, a celebration of walking, rolling, biking, riding the bus and carpooling around Durango. Favorite events, including Bike to Work Day, Love Your Commute Celebration and the Pedal vs. Metal Chall...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Fire mitigation work at Dalla Mountain Park begins June 15

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Fire-mitigation work in Dalla Mountain Park will begin Tuesday, June 15 and continue through the fall. Crews with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (CDFPC) will be consolidating existing piles of previously cut vegetation for removal in...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Partial closure of parking lot at Santa Rita Park starts June 7

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Beginning Monday, June 7 the central parking lot at Santa Rita Park will be closed due to site construction activity. The parking lot will be closed for the duration of construction through early November. All other parking will be open to the public, inc...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Durango Public Library’s Summer Reading programs begin June 8

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Durango Public Library’s Summer Reading programs for children, teens and adults will run from June 8 through July 31.  Register online starting Tuesday, June 8 at  Durangogov.org/Library or in person at the library.  

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Durango Public Library will reopen Mondays and expand hours

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Starting Monday, June 14, Durango Public Library will expand hours to 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library will remain closed on Sundays. Curbside pick-up service will be discontinued.

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Fire mitigation work in the Durango Wildland Urban Interface begins June 7

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Fire mitigation work on city-owned lands in the Durango Wildland Urban Interface will begin June 7, starting along Crestview Ditch at Overend Mountain Park. 

The Wildland Urban Interface contains areas where man-made improvements are built close t...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

ADA upgrades to sidewalk ramps start June 1

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The city of Durango, along with TRC Construction Inc., will begin upgrading sidewalk ramps Tuesday, June 1 in the neighborhoods below. The upgrades will bring sidewalks into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Minimal impacts to tra...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Brush up on safety knowledge with free community classes

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Durango Fire Protection District and Durango Parks and Recreation are partnering to offer free classes for community members interested in learning about safe practices for outdoor adventures or at home.

“We look at community data from medical a...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Durango

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Beginning Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Durango, Atmos Energy will commence a series of pipe replacement projects to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas system while reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout Colorado.“...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Community Rooms Reopening June 28th!

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Community Meeting Rooms guidelines, FAQ, capacity and pricing can be found on our Community Room Rentals page.

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Lela's Place Bookstore Hours

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The FRIENDS sponsor year-round programs for adults, children and teens. We provide funding for the annual Literary Festival and its guest authors. We help the Durango small-business community through workshops. We have purchased toddler-friendly computers...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

New hours for Common Grounds Cafe

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Common Grounds Café is open Monday-Friday, 10am to 2pm. We have pastries and sandwiches from Bread Bakery and coffee from local roasters, Desert Sun. Our drink menu includes common café beverages as well as adventurous drink inventio...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Summer Reading Program

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The Summer Reading Program for birth through Elementary School encourages kids to read or have someone read to them all summer long.  Reading together builds pre-reading skills in young children, and studies show that older children who read duri...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Adult Summer Reading Program

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Record the books you read. Each book will become an entry in our weekly prize drawing for a gift basket filled with local treasures! Adult Take & Make kits available every other Tuesday.

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Get a text when your items are ready for pick-up!

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If you would like to be notified by text rather than email when items you have on hold are ready for pickup you can sign up for SMS text messaging using the steps below:

a.  visit the library online catalog website   (https://dur...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Library App

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Don't forget to download and install the library's Mobile App which can be found by conducting a search for "Durango Public Library" in Google Play and iOS App Stores.  

With the App you will be able to:

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  • Place ite...
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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Try A Hold Shelf Surprise

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Looking for a good book (movie, audiobook, music CD, etc) but not quite sure what you want? Fill out this form and we’ll place around 10 items we think you’ll like on the hold shelf for you. Once you are notified they are ready, you can either stop by the...

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