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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Trails closed by the Perins Peak fire have reopened

Perins Peak trails reopen

5/28 9:50 a.m.

Trails at Twin Buttes and Overend Mountain Park (including Spirit and Ella Vita) are open. Firefighters continue to mop up and patrol the Perins Peak fire.

Trail users are encouraged to continue watching for trail updates. Wildlife closures o...

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of May 30, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of May 30th, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at DurangoGov.org/NotifyMe&...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

City Schedule for Memorial Day

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The following is the City of Durango’s schedule for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30, 2022:

  • City Administrative Offices will be closed, including City Hall, River City Hall, Police Station and Substation, Transit Center, Greenmo...
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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Emergency smoking and fire restrictions ordered by the city

Smoking and Fire Restriction

Durango City Manager José Madrigal has ordered fire and smoking restrictions effective immediately. 

The new fire restrictions prohibit all open fires or any kind or the burning of any material of any kind on public or private property ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Council adopts citizen-initiated land use ordinance

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At a special meeting Thursday the Durango City council approved a citizen-initiated ordinance to amend the city’s land use codes to allow for public hearings when protective services, like police and fire, try to develop in the Central Business ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Durango-La Plata 911 Communications Center gives the public a look behind the scenes

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On June 2, 2022 the Durango-La Plata 911 Communications center will be hosting an open house to show members of the public what it is that our local dispatchers do. 

“On June 2nd, from 11 am to 2 pm we’re hosting an Op...

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View News Release (PDF) City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: May 24, 2022

City to start talks with Fire Protection District on the use of River City Hall for fire services

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At a special meeting Tuesday Durango City Council voted to begin negotiating terms that would allow the Durango Fire Protection District (DFPD) to use River City Hall as its downtown fire station. 

“My biggest hope here is that this will...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

City seeks to promote Local art and culture through Lodger’s Tax revenue

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Durango residents looking to share the diverse cultures of the region with their community and bring art to public spaces can now apply for funding through the city’s Lodger’s Tax: Arts and Culture fund.  

In the April 2021 election, the voters of...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

UPDATED: Schedule of meetings for the week of May 23, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of May 23rd , 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at DurangoGov.org/NotifyMe...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

City Manager receives temporary authority to manage fire risks

Fire season update

An emergency ordinance was enacted by City Council on Tuesday, giving City Manager José Madrigal the ability to take any and all actions to regulate fire risks within the city. 

 The emergency ordinance will be effective for 60 d...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Sign up for the city's RapidSOS program to help improve 911 response times

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Residents can now sign up to take part in the Durango-La Plata Emergency Communications Center’s new emergency response system RapidSOS. 

The RapidSOS program, which went live March 9, allows 911 dispatchers to locate a caller immediately and usua...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Council schedules hearing on citizen petition to amend land use codes

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At Tuesday night’s meeting the Durango City Council set a public hearing for May 26, 2022 to discuss a citizen-initiated ordinance that affects the location of fire or police departments. The public petition, organized by the community group Citizens Voic...

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View News Release (PDF) City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: May 13, 2022

CORE partnership introduces new vehicle to help with mental health services

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Axis Health Systems and the Durango Police department celebrated the addition of a new unmarked vehicle on Friday, that will aid in how the two organization’s co-responder program (CORE) responds to people experiencing a mental health crisis. &a...

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