News Flash

Posted on: March 28, 2023

Easter Egg scramble 4/8

EggScamble

Durango, CO:  Join in the fun at Santa Rita Park on Saturday, April 8 for a free Easter Egg Scramble for youth ages one to eight.  All ages meet at the fields by 9:45 a.m.  The egg fetchers will be divided according to age, in g...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 27, 2023

City to end contractor use of fire hydrants

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Durango, CO:  The city of Durango’s utilities division will no longer allow contractors, including water haulers, to use city-owned fire hydrants because of damage to the city's water system.

The change is to protect the city’s water infrastructur...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 24, 2023

Schedule of meetings for the week of March 27, 2023

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Durango, CO: The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of March 27th, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 24, 2023

Animas River Trail section closed for utility work

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Durango, CO:  A section of the Animas River Trail adjacent to Schneider Park and the Skate Park is currently closed for utility work, and won’t reopen until the work is complete.

 Animas River trail users can use the swinging bridge to by...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 24, 2023

Delayed Opening of Athletic Fields and Lake Nighthorse

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Durango, CO:  

Ongoing snowfall and intermittent melting of the winter’s record snowfall is necessitating a delayed opening of athletic fields and Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area. 

City athletic fields including Smith Sports Compl...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Council allocates $5.2 million to affordable housing

Council Highlights

Durango, CO: On Tuesday, council voted to allocate $5.2 million to affordable housing efforts in Durango. 

This funding package includes $1 million from the city's remaining American Rescue Plan Act funding, $3.2 million from the...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Schedule of meetings for the week of March 20, 2023

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Durango, CO: The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of March 20th, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 17, 2023

City Council considers $5.2 Million for affordable housing

AffordableHousing

Durango, CO:  Durango's City Council is expected to decide on Tuesday whether to allocate $5.2 million toward affordable housing efforts. This funding package includes $1 million from the city's remaining American Rescue Plan Ac...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Library district may be on 2024 ballot

Library District

Durango, CO: At Tuesday’s study session Durango City Council will be presented with a timeline that could see a Durango Public Library District ballot option as soon as April 2024.

City staff will recommend the formation of an issues committee tha...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 1, 2023

Housing and library district among topics for Tuesday's council meetings

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Durango, CO: City Council is scheduled to decide Tuesday whether to allocate $5.2 million for affordable housing efforts, as well as receive an update on the efforts to form a Durango Library District. 

Council will review several additio...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Joint project between the city and Durango Mesa Park Foundation to build new mountain bike trails

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Durango, CO: Durango Mesa Park Foundation and the city of Durango have announced plans to start work on a new mountain biking trail project this April. The joint effort with the City, Durango Mesa Park Foundation, Durango Trails, AJ Construction ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 15, 2023

State awards city $1 million to help with Best Western project

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Durango, CO:  The state Department of Local Affairs awarded the city of Durango $1 million to help with the redevelopment of the former Best Western Inn that will create 120 affordable rental units.

Now called the Residences at Durango, the $35 mi...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 14, 2023

Friends of the Durango Public Library raise funds during annual spring book sale

Spring book Sale

Durango, CO: Friends of the Durango Public Library raised almost $4,500 for the library at its annual Spring Books Sale over the weekend. 

“Our friends did outstanding work with the book sale,” said Library Director Lu...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Schedule of meetings for the week of March 13, 2023

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Durango, CO: The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of March 13th, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 9, 2023

City removes illegal campers along river near Roosa Avenue

Illegal camping by river

Durango, CO:  Illegal camping sites along the Animas River were removed by city employees on Thursday, March 9, as part of the city's ongoing efforts to ensure the existing ordinances are enforced in a humane way to dissuade further illegal activ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Public invited to presentation on city's plans for new civic center

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Durango, CO:  The potential relocation of city offices to the former Durango School District 9-R administration property, which could include community space at a new civic center, will be discussed March 14 from 5:30-7 p.m. at City Hall, 949 Eas...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 9, 2023

City to hold first annual sustainability forum

Sustaintability

Durango, CO: Residents can hear updates and provide feedback on the city’s sustainability efforts at a forum March 15.

Sustainability indicators, actions and priorities related to Durango’s Sustainability Plan will be presented...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Plan for up to 204 apartments on Florida Road to be discussed

Florida

Durango, CO:  The city of Durango will host a virtual public meeting Wednesday, March 15, for a proposed development of up to 204 apartments on Florida Road.

The Zoom meeting is scheduled for March 15 from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The public i...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 8, 2023

Durango Mesa Park open house Monday

Mesa Park

Durango, CO:  An update on plans to develop 1,850 acres on Ewing Mesa as a cultural and recreational playground known as Durango Mesa Park will be given from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 13 at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave.

The presentation by ci...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Council discusses possible changes to municipal court operations

Council Highlights

Durango, CO:  Councilors on Tuesday discussed potential recommendations for changes how the municipal court operates, in part after community concerns have been raised about an increase in illegal camping along the Animas River near Roosa Avenue....

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 7, 2023

City crews repair potholes

Pothole

Durango, CO:  The Durango Streets Division will be fixing potholes across town during the next week, starting with East 3rd Avenue, Goeglein Gulch, North College Drive and College Drive, and then extending to the remainder of the town.

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 1, 2023

City awards $272,360 for arts and culture projects

ArtFund

Durango, CO: The first-round of 2023 lodgers' tax funding from the city for local arts and culture projects has been approved, with 23 projects receiving $272,360.

The city’s Creative Economy Commission approved the funds on Feb...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 3, 2023

Schedule of meetings for the week of March 6, 2023

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Durango, CO:  The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of March 6th, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at D...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 3, 2023

Council to discuss homelessness and road redesigns

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Durango, CO: City Council will receive updates Tuesday on efforts to reduce homelessness and consider entering into an agreement to pay for rebuilding County Roads 250 and 251.

Council will review several additional topics during its two regularly...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 3, 2023

City sees increase in website, social media traffic for third year

WebTraffic

Durango, CO: For the third year in a row the City of Durango’s website has seen an increase in annual page views, with nearly 1,689,000 visitors in 2022.

“We are thrilled to see a continued increase in our website traffic,&...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: March 3, 2023

City addresses illegal camping at Roosa

IllegalCamping

Durango, CO:  The city of Durango is working with area support groups and the judicial system to ensure the existing ordinances are enforced in a humane way to dissuade further illegal camping along Roosa Avenue by the Animas River.

Residents have...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 24, 2023

City to host public forum on tourism

TownHall

Durango, CO:  The city of Durango will host a public forum at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave., on Feb. 28 from 6-7 p.m. to gather feedback on the city's master plan being created to guide its tourism marketing efforts for the next 10 years.

The ci...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 23, 2023

Feedback sought on Spring, Fall city cleanup program

CleanupSurvey

Durango, CO:  The City of Durango is seeking public feedback on the benefits and drawbacks of Spring and Fall Cleanup services. Residents are asked to fill out a short 5-minute survey to rank the pros and cons of the current service structure and...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 21, 2023

Councilors give green light to Oxbow land donation

Council Highlights

Durango, CO:  A donation of 49 acres adjacent to the Oxbow Preserve was supported by City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday, when councilors approved a resolution directing the city manager to close on the acquisition, which may extend the A...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 21, 2023

Residential neighborhoods' help sought in anticipation of pending storm

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Durango, CO:  Residential neighborhoods are requested to restrict curbside parking to help the city's Public Works Department clear the streets of snow in anticipation of a winter storm that is forecast the evening of Tuesday, 2/21 through as lat...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 17, 2023

Motel re-use project is on track to create 120 affordable housing units

Motel

Durango, CO: TWG Development, LLC, in collaboration with the City of Durango, has acquired the former Best Western Motel, located at 21382 US Highway 160. TWG is moving forward with plans to rehabilitate the existing 72-room motel and construct 48 new uni...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 17, 2023

Council to discuss accepting a land donation north of Oxbow Park

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Durango, CO:  On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Durango City Council will consider accepting a land donation of nearly 50 acres and updating the city's Land Use Development code to provide a long-term permitting option for food trucks.

The proposed la...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Parks and Recreation Department release Spring and Summer enrichment guide

PRGuide

Durango, CO: 

Registration for Spring and Summer activities with Durango Parks and recreation is set to open on Thursday, Feb. 23. 

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department’s Spring/Summer Enrichment Guide is available now in English an...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 15, 2023

January 2023 crime stats stay consistent

CrimeRates

Durango, CO: January’s crime statistics for 2023 in the city stayed consistent year over year, with 55 total offenses committed, just one more than the 54 offenses in January 2022. 

Aggravated assault was up this past month, wit...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 13, 2023

City residents can apply for food, utility refunds

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Durango, CO: City residents with a total household income no greater than 50% of the Area Median Family Income for La Plata County can apply for the Food Tax Rebate Program and the Utility Refund Program  starting Monday, Feb. 13.&nb...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 10, 2023

Schedule of meetings for the week of February 13, 2023

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Durango, CO:  The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of February 13th 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at&nbs...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 8, 2023

Council focuses on housing at Tuesday meeting

Council Highlights

Durango, CO:   A multitude of public-private housing partnerships were discussed at the regular City Council meeting on Tuesday, including a pending grant application by the city for $1.5 million from the state Department of Local Affair...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 8, 2023

Boring holes drilled downtown

Bore Holes

Durango, CO:  Drilling and boring work to determine the soil and subgrade conditions under Main Avenue is scheduled for downtown today, Feb. 8, through Friday, as part of the initial engineering design phase for Downtown's Next Step project.

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 2, 2023

City supports Senior Center after false statements made

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UPDATE (Feb. 3, 2023, 10:21 am)

The Volunteers of America reached out to the city's Public Information Office and issued the following statement, 

"Volunteers of America Colorado prides itself on being a great community partner. We su...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Housing, parks on deck for next council meeting

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Durango, CO:  City councilors are set to discuss a planned 10-to 15-acre mixed-income housing development adjacent to Wilson Gulch Drive in Three Springs at the council regular meeting Feb. 7.

The plans are part of an overall update to council on ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: February 2, 2023

United Airlines to fly largest commercial aircraft at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Airport Update

Durango, CO:  United Airlines in March will begin flying an Airbus A319 between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Durango La-Plata County Airport (DRO), which will be the largest commercial aircraft currently servicing DRO. 

United w...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Free Transit and shuttle services offered for Snowdown

FreeTransit

Durango, CO:  Hear ye! Hear ye! Durango Transit s'rvice shall beest free on Friday, February 3rd and Saturday, February 4th in cel'bration of Shakespearean Snowdown.  F'r convenient downtown access, rideth the Main Avenue trolley and all ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Jenkins Ranch trash scheduled for re-service Thursday

Jenkins

Durango, CO:  Residents of Jenkins Ranch are asked to please put trash cans back out in order that they can be picked up on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Due to weather conditions the city's Trash and Recycle Division was not able to service residential cust...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Report shows city crime down, arrests up over five years

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Durango, CO: Overall crime was down in Durango for 2022 compared to prior years, a trend that follows the monthly December report recently released by the Durango Police Department.

"Even though our workload increased in 2022, overall crime w...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 23, 2023

City, county resident survey shows high support for library district

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Durango, CO: City and county residents overwhelmingly support creating a taxing district that would fund the Durango Public Library, according to a survey of 465 city and county residents.

City councilors and county commissioners were presented wi...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 1, 2023

City and fire district meet to discuss next steps for River City Hall

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Durango, CO: City councilors have directed staff to investigate the fair-market value of a potential swap between the city and the Durango Fire Protection District of River City Hall and the former 9R administration property.

At a joint meeting on...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Snow Removal in central business district

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Durango, CO: Durango's street department crews will be conducting snow removal operations from the central business district Tuesday and Wednesday night from 12 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

Any vehicle parked overnight in Downtown is subje...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Schedule of meetings for the week of January 23, 2023

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Durango, CO: 

The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of January 16, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Council talks lodgers' tax, and adopts parking plan

Council Highlights

Durango, CO: Durango City Council on Tuesday chose to not draft ballot language that would reallocate lodgers’ tax, gave preliminary approval to a 153-unit housing development, and adopted a new comprehensive parking management plan.

 

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 17, 2023

City services affected by severe weather

Snow warning Post

Durango, CO: 

Service updates due to winter weather:

• Both City Council meetings will be virtual-only (no in-person attendance). For more information: Home - OnBase Agenda Online (durangogov.org)

• The Recycle Center is closed until further notice....

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Snow routes in effect

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Durango, CO: Winter weather has put the city of Durango's snow routes into effect. 

There is NO PARKING on designated snow routes whenever more than 2 inches or more of snow accumulates on the roadways; any vehicle parked on a de...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Joint city fire/police facility deemed not feasible

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Durango, CO: A combined fire and police station at the current River City Hall site in Durango has been determined to not be feasible as a joint project, but the fire district is still investigating the site for a new fire station while the city is consid...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 1, 2023

Schedule of meetings for the week of January 16, 2023

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Durango, CO: 

The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of January 16, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 12, 2023

City Council to talk tourism and housing on Jan. 17

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Durango, CO: Durango councilors are scheduled to discuss on Jan. 17 reallocating the city’s lodgers’ tax in its afternoon study session and may vote on preliminary approval for a 153-unit housing development at its regular &am...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Lake Nighthorse opens March 31; new rules address Wibit popularity

Lake Nighthorse

Durango, CO:  Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area will open for the 2023 season on Friday, March 31 with new rules for the popular Wibit Aqua Park. The lake will be open for non-motorized recreation 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Ma...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Crime in Durango fell during December

Crime Stats

Durango, CO:  December’s crime statistics for 2022 in the city show a consistent decrease compared to a year ago, with 61 total offenses committed compared to 86 in December 2021, and decreases in nearly every category.

“We are...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 12, 2023

City of Durango’s schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

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Durango, CO: The following is the City’s schedule for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 16:

City administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday including City...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 11, 2023

Drop a pin, make a request with Durango’s new reporting tool

SeeClickFix

Durango, CO: The City of Durango invites residents to drop a pin on an interactive online map and make a request, using the city’s new public reporting system SeeClickFix.

 

SeeClickFix allows anyone to report quality-of-life issues around...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Council approves Bill Tuthill as interim city attorney

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Durango, CO: At a special meeting Monday morning Durango City Council voted to enter into an agreement with Bill Tuthill of WAT Legal to take on the role of interim city attorney.

“I thank Mr. Tuthill for being available and willing to h...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Candidate packets for April council election available Jan. 12

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Durango, CO: Prospective candidates looking to run for the office of Durango City Council in the upcoming April 4 election need to schedule an appointment with the City Clerk to pick up a candidate packet at City Hall.

Candidate packets cannot be ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Schedule of meetings for the week of January 9, 2023

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Durango, CO: 

The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of January 9, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at D...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 4, 2023

Council reviews concepts for new housing project, and makes strides in search for interim attorney

Council Highlights

Durango, CO: Durango City Council kicked off 2023 by moving forward with a conceptual design that could bring nearly 200 new residential units to Durango, reviewing recreation goals for 2023 with representatives of Durango Mesa Park and Durango T...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: January 4, 2023

City of Durango accepting nominations for Design & Development Awards

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Durango, CO: 

The public is invited to submit nominations for the 2022 Design and Development Awards. The city started the program in 1983 to emphasize how good design and development adds housing units, enhances quality of life, creates a sense o...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 31, 2022

Visit Durango launches resident survey for 2022

ResidentSurvey

Durango, CO: To gain insight on La Plata County resident views on the benefits and impacts of tourism Visit Durango has launched its County Resident Survey for 2022.

The survey is available in both English and Spanish, and those who compl...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of January 2, 2023

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Durango, CO: 

The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of January 2, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at D...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 29, 2022

A Call to Artists

Call to Artists

Durango, CO: The Durango Community Recreation Center invites artists of all mediums to display their artwork for a one-month period in the community wing hallway of the Recreation Center.  

Artwork must be displayed on the wall; there are...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 28, 2022

A preview of topics scheduled for the January, 3 city council meetings

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Durango, CO: The city of Durango’s first council meetings in the new year, scheduled Jan. 3, will see a discussion regarding 2023 goals for Durango Mesa Park at the afternoon study session, and a public hearing regarding a new housing project for...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 28, 2022

Wipe out while skiing? Make sure you don't dial 911 by mistake

Smartwatch

Durango, CO: Sports enthusiasts who wear smart watches are asked to double-check their settings to avoid unnecessary 911 calls mistakenly made after they wipe out.

The Durango-La Plata Emergency Center is seeing an increase of approximately 25% in 911 misd...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 22, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of December 26, 2022

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Media ContactDurango City Clerk's office  Phone: (970) 375-5010Email: clerk@durangogov.org

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 18, 2022

Christmas tree recycling drop-off is at Santa Rita Park

RecycleTree

Durango, CO: 

Christmas trees can be dropped off for recycling at Santa Rita Park Dec. 18 through Jan. 31. The city reminds residents there is no curbside pick-up of Christmas trees. Residents may drop off their natural trees, free of ornaments an...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Slash piles to burn in Dalla Mountain Park

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Durango, CO: The Durango Parks and Recreation Department is working with Durango Fire Protection District and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control to burn slash piles in Dalla Mountain Park on Dec. 16, as weather conditions permit.

Slash pi...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Lottery for new deed-restricted townhomes set for Thursday

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Durango, CO: HomesFund, in partnership with the City of Durango, is holding a lottery on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, starting at 3 p.m. to choose the potential buyers for the four  income-qualified units at the Animas City Park Overlook Tow...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 9, 2022

New Capital Improvement Project division rounds out its first year

CIP

Durango, CO: 

Durango’s first year with a dedicated Capital Improvement Program division draws to a close with 43 projects completed in 2022, plus an additional 17 projects scheduled for completion in 2023.

“It’s very exciting to see the projects t...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of December 9, 2022

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Durango, CO: The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of December 12, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Colorado’s statewide bag fee goes into effect January 1, 2023

Bag Fee

Durango, CO: The City of Durango has created a webpage to inform businesses and customers about the details of Colorado’s Plastic Pollution Reduction Act : www.durangogov.org/bags, set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2023.  

Colorado&...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 8, 2022

Council Highlights December, 06, 2022

Council Highlights

Durango, CO: In its last meetings of 2022 the Durango City Council looked to the future, discussing upcoming projects like pickleball courts, short- and long-term goals for downtown parking, and approved the budget for 2023.

Preliminary designs we...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 7, 2022

Councilor Baxter decides against running for re-election

Baxter not seek re-election (1)

Media ContactTom SluisDirector, Media and Community EngagementPhone: (970) 375-5090Email: Tom.Sluis@durangogov.org

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: December 7, 2022

City settles lawsuit that rescinds all accusations of wrongdoing

City Update

Media ContactTom SluisDirector, Media and Community EngagementPhone: (970) 375-5090Email: Tom.Sluis@durangogov.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, DECEMBER 7, 2022

City settles lawsuit that rescinds all accusations of wrongdoing

Durango, CO: In an effort to ...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of December 5, 2022

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Media ContactDurango City Clerk's office  Phone: (970) 375-5010Email: clerk@durangogov.org

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Get Your Discounted Transit Pass or Parking Card for Noel Night

Transit Discounts

Media ContactTrace ShauingerDurango Police Department Phone: (970) 375-5046Email: Tracy.shauinger@durangogov.org

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Drone unit aids in another arrest ahead of its one-year anniversary

Drone Unit

Media ContactDan KellermyerDurango Police Department Phone: (970) 764-7504Email: dan.kellermeyer@durangogov.org

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of November 28, 2022

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Media ContactTom SluisDirector, Media and Community EngagementPhone: (970) 375-5090Email: Tom.Sluis@durangogov.org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Novem...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: November 22, 2022

City begins engineering design for Downtown’s Next Step on Main Avenue

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Media ContactDevin King Multimodal Administrator Phone: (970) 375-4955Email:

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of November 21, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of November 21, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at DurangoGov.org/Notify...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 24, 2023

New STEAM to Go! Kits

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The library is excited to announce a new collection for kids & families! Dive into science, technology, engineering, arts, and math with our new Penworthy S.T.E.A.M. To Go Kits!  The kits integrate high-interest books with interactive resourc...

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Additional Info... Library News Flash
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Book Clubs and Discussions

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Join us to discuss Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer on 4/12 at 11 a.m. or 4/13 at 5 p.m. Join us to discuss Nature writing at Turtle Lake Refuge Cafe on 4/21 at 12 p.m. Registration required for all events - please click on the...
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Library News Flash
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Word Honey Poetry Workshops

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Join us for a poetry workshop every other Wednesday at the Hive (1150 Main Ave. Suite A) and help us build our community poetry Zine. Free and open to all!

Library News Flash
Posted on: January 30, 2023

Tax Forms Are Here

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State and federal tax forms are now available in the front lobby.

Library News Flash
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Overdrive App Users: The Time Is Nigh!

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For those who've enjoyed our collection of ebooks and eaudiobooks from Overdrive since 2012, but have resisted switching from the original Overdrive app to the Libby app, the time has come to make the move.

On May 1, 2023, the original Overdrive a...

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Additional Info... Library News Flash
Posted on: May 23, 2022

hoopla is here!

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Borrow and enjoy comics, movies, TV, magazines, audiobooks, eBooks, or music everywhere you have a screen -your computer, your phone, your car, even your smart TV. All you need is your library card. hoopla syncs across all your devices, ...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 24, 2023

Delayed Opening for Lake Nighthorse & Athletic Fields

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Durango, CO:  Ongoing snowfall and intermittent melting of the winter’s record snowfall is necessitating a delayed opening of athletic fields and Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area.

City athletic fields including Smith Sports Complex, Durang...

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Parks & Rec News Flash
Posted on: March 22, 2023

Now Hiring Tennis Instructors

Now Hiring Tennsi Instructors

Now Hiring Tennis Instructors! Apply online at DurangoGov.org/jobs

Parks & Rec News Flash
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Lake Nighthorse opens April 14; new rules address Wibit popularity

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Durango, CO:  Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area will open for the 2023 season on Friday, April 14 with new rules for the popular Wibit Aqua Park. The lake will be open for non-motorized recreation 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Ap...

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Parks & Rec News Flash
Posted on: March 22, 2023

Parks & Recreation Fun Job Opportunities!

Join our team

Looking for a FUN, and Flexible job with Great Perks? Durango Parks and Recreation has the job for you!  

 We have positions open in childcare and Gametime, as aids and leaders. Coach and instructor positions are available in youth soccer...

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Parks & Rec News Flash
Posted on: February 15, 2023

Parks and Recreation Department release Spring and Summer enrichment guide

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Durango, CO: Registration for Spring and Summer activities with Durango Parks and recreation is set to open on Thursday, Feb. 23.  

 The Durango Parks and Recreation Department’s Spring/Summer Enrichment Guide is available now in...

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Parks & Rec News Flash