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Posted on: July 1, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of July 4, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of July 4, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at DurangoGov.org/NotifyMe&am...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Schedule of events for Independence Day weekend

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Join the City of Durango for several great community events this Fourth of July weekend.  

Events include: 

Friday, July 1

  • Music and Movies in the Park – 7 p.m. at Buckley Park Stillwater youth bands will perform, with a screening of the Sa...
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Posted on: June 30, 2022

City of Durango services schedule for the Fourth of July holiday

City of Durango Fourth of July Schedule

The following is the city of Durango’s schedule for the Fourth of July holiday, observed on Monday, July 4, 2022:

•          City administrative offices will be closed, including City ...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Fire restrictions call for no fireworks this holiday weekend

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The City of Durango would like to remind residents this Fourth of July weekend not to light off fireworks. 

“There are no fireworks allowed. They’ve already been banned in the city, county with stage 1 fire restrictions,&rd...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

City designated as a Bronze-level Walk Friendly Community

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The city of Durango was designated as a Bronze-level Walk Friendly Community on June 21, 2022 by the Walk Friendly Communities program. This was the city’s first application to become a Walk Friendly Community. 

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Frontier Airlines leaving Durango-La Plata County Airport in August

Frontier Airlines Leaving Durango-La Plata Airport

Frontier Airlines has announced that it will cease operations at the Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO), effective August 8, 2022. Frontier service between Durango and both Denver International Airport (DEN) and Las Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airp...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Take a survey about DGOV

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The City of Durango is seeking feedback regarding viewership of its broadcast government television channel DGOV through a survey. 

Click here to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RDFFWQD

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

City manager loosens fire restrictions following monsoonal moisture

Smoking and Fire Restriction

Durango City Manager José Madrigal has loosened fire restrictions within the city due to above average monsoonal moisture in the area. 

City of Durango Smoking and Fire restrictions will remain in place but will return to levels previou...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of June 27, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of June 27, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at DurangoGov.org/NotifyMe&a...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Durango awarded the highest form of recognition for financial reporting

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The City of Durango has been awarded the highest form of recognition in the area for governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officers Association awarded Durango the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Rep...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

City Council appoints new library director

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Durango City Council appointed the new director of the Durango Public Library, Chad Lucas “Luke” Alvey-Henderson at Monday’s city council meeting.

Luke comes to Durango from the Moore Memorial Public Library in Texas City, Tex...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

City of Durango’s Boards and Commissions Vacancies

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The Durango City Council is seeking volunteers interested in serving on the following City Board and Commissions:   

Business Improvement District              &n...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of June 20, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of June 20, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at DurangoGov.org/NotifyMe&a...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Dry conditions call for tightened Smoking and Fire restrictions in the City

Smoking and Fire Restriction

Durango City Manager José Madrigal has tightened Smoking and Fire Restrictions for the city because of extremely dry conditions in the area. 

Effective Immediately, it is ordered follows: 

FIRE RESTRICTIONS

  1. All open fires or any ...
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Posted on: June 14, 2022

US Forest Service to tighten fire restrictions for San Juan National Forest

Fire season update

Starting at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, the US Forest Service will be moving the San Juan National Forest into stage 2 fire restrictions to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires.

Stage 2 Fire restrictions prohibit the following: 

  • Igniting...
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Posted on: June 13, 2022

City staff invite residents to share ideas for the 2023 budget at two upcoming town hall meetings

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As the city begins its budgeting process for 2023, two town hall meetings are planned on June 15 and July 27, at City Council Chambers from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for residents to share their ideas for next year’s budget with staff. 

The...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Fire mitigation work in the Durango Wildland Urban Interface begins June 14

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Fire-mitigation work on city-owned lands in the Durango Wildland Urban Interface will begin June 14, starting near Ball Lane. 

The Wildland Urban Interface contains areas where man-made improvements are built close to, or within, natural terrain a...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of June 13, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of June 13, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at DurangoGov.org/NotifyMe&a...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

City fireworks to be drone-only for Independence Day celebration

6-9-22 DRONES ONLY FOR JULY 4 FIREWORKS (1)

The annual lightshow for the Independence Day holiday in Durango will be drone-only because of the high risk posed by fireworks during the ongoing drought.

The city had considered offering a combination of low-altitude fireworks for the celebration as well...

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

Water rate reduction now reflected on resident’s water bills

Water rate reduction

Residents may have noticed that water bills were a little lower than usual starting the month of May, as a water rate decrease approved by city council at its March 15, 2022, meeting has now gone into effect.

The rate reduction is now saving the average re...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

City of Durango adopts new sustainability plan

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City councilors on Tuesday adopted a new sustainability plan that helps the community become resilient to climate change and in a way that is equitable to all residents.

The creation of the plan involved extensive feedback from community members and input ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

City updates council on drought conditions

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At Tuesday’s City Council meeting city staff provided council with an update on drought conditions heading into the summer season, finding that limited precipitation earlier in the year coupled with an early melting of the snowpack has caused the city to ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Animas River Trail construction begins behind DHS

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Durango, CO: The Animas River Trail from Rank Park to Demon Bridge behind Durango High School will be rebuilt starting today, Monday, June 6.

Work is expected to last until mid August. The project will replace the existing 8-foot asphalt path with a 10-foo...

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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 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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