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The City of Durango has adopted the Colorado Model Municipal Records Retention Schedule (Resolution R-2007-0025 adopted by City Council on 6/19/2007). This schedule, which is available for you to search and use online, describes how long the various types of City records must be kept. It is current as of 3/22/2021. The URL is https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/archives/municipal-records-retention-manual and for your benefit a single searchable 163-page PDF file of the entire Schedule is located here on the City’s website (the multi-page index is at the end of that document).
To recognize some of the persons of Durango buried in this beautiful cemetery, we have produced two biographical walking tours, each with an accompanying map and index. One is an overall tour of Greenmount, focusing on 72 grave sites; the other takes you to the burial sites of the 158 individuals who were buried during the time frame of the 1918/19 Spanish Flu epidemic. Both tour guides are accessible on the Learn More About Durango page on this website (along with their maps, which are a separate download there).
The City’s online GIS (Geographic Information Systems) headstones data (accessed at the GIS viewer on the City’s website) may also be interesting to you. The last page of the introductory general walking tour explains how to zero in on plots and/or names in Greenmount Cemetery, and includes photos of headstones.
The tour booklets and the map/index one-sheet insert for each walking tour are also available for free on the rack inside the lobby of City Hall, but are not mailed out.
If you have a particular question regarding the City’s records pertaining to a particular personal name and/or plot location at Greenmount, feel free to email the Records Administrator,
The City of Durango is currently in a public-private partnership with Table to Farm Compost. Visit www.tabletofarmcompost.com to sign up for curbside compost collection.
Table to Farm Compost serves all addresses within Durango city limits. You can check service availability at your address during the signup process. If you live outside city limits, contact Table to Farm Compost at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-601-3113 to find out if service is available in your area.
Yes. Table to Farm Compost offers a wide variety of service packages for customers of different sizes. Visit www.tabletofarmcompost.com to see options for business and larger scale service options.
What you can compost depends on what service or at-home process you use. In general, items like vegetables, fruits, coffee grounds, and unbleached paper towels, are the most easily compostable.
For a full list of what can be composted through Table to Farm, please visit their website.
If you follow City of Durango and Table to Farm guidelines, wildlife conflict should not be an issue with your collection bucket. For curbside compost pickup, please remember to only put your bucket out on the morning of your collection day (between 6 and 8 a.m.). Make sure the lid is on and fully sealed, and do not leave your bucket out at night.
At-home composting must follow the city codes for composting in order to help prevent wildlife conflict.
No. The city of Durango and Table to Farm Compost are currently partnering on outreach and education to encourage more residents and businesses to sign up for compost collection voluntarily.
In the coming years, the city will be evaluating the feasibility of expanding city-wide food waste diversion and composting services. Landfills are the third-largest source of human caused methane emissions and food waste makes up approximately 20% of residential waste in Durango. Reducing waste and increasing composting will be critical to achieving the city's adopted sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions goals.
The current agreement between the City of Durango and Table to Farm Compost does not exclude other compost service providers from operating within city limits. All compost service providers, including Table to Farm Compost, must obtain a permit to operate from the City of Durango. When signing up for service, be sure to ask your provider if they are permitted.
Placing a couple of handfuls of sawdust or shredded paper products at the bottom of a compost bin helps to mitigate smells and keep buckets clean. Table to Farm Compost service customers can request sawdust at any time and some will be dropped off on your next pick up day.
Residential service through Table to Farm Compost provides one 5-gallon bucket which is picked up once per week. This is usually enough for a family of 4-5 that produces an average amount of food waste, but you can request additional buckets for a small additional cost.
If you are concerned about producing more than 5 gallons of food waste per week, first try to identify the top sources of your food waste. See if there are ways to reduce the amount of food waste you generate each week before asking for additional buckets.
You might be surprised to learn that many things other than just food waste can be composted. For example, Table to Farm accepts coffee grounds, vacuum contents, grass clippings, hair clippings, unbleached paper towels and shredded paper products.
Compostable waste is transported to their local compost facility and turned into finished compost and artisan soils. Many local farmers use Table to Farm Compost products, as well as nurseries in the surrounding counties.
Click here to learn more and buy Table to Farm finished compost and artisan soil.
There many different types of electric vehicles. For Durango’s EV readiness roadmap, we are looking at two main categories:
Today, most electric vehicles cost a little more to purchase than their traditional counterparts, but typically cost half as much to operate and maintain. EVs require little to no maintenance and electricity is cheaper (and cleaner) than gas or diesel fuel. Plus, there are many incentives to purchase an EV, including state and federal rebates. Look for additional discounts through special promotions, such as "group-buys," where dealers offer electric vehicles at a lower price to incentivize a large volume of sales.
Check 4CORE’s website for more information on available incentives and upcoming opportunities.
Typical battery range is between 80 and 350 miles. Check out FuelEconomy.gov to find an EV that would best suit your needs.
The good news is that electric SUVs are already here! The exciting news is that electric trucks are just around the corner!
Ford, GMC and Tesla expect to have electric trucks available within the next two years. Without the burden of a traditional motor, electric vehicles can offer lots of torque, so you can expect electric trucks to provide all the power you need.
The easiest way to find charging in Durango, or anywhere, is to use websites like the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fueling Station Locator or apps like PlugShare and OpenCharge, which let you filter by charger type, price, and other features. Currently, there are eight Level 2 public charging locations in Durango, and the City and LPEA continue to explore opportunities for more:
Charging can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 12 hours, depending on the type of battery, how empty the battery is, and the type of charger. Level 2 chargers, the most common type of public charging station, typically provides 10-25 miles of range per hour of charge.
Durango's first DC Fast Charger was installed in July 2021. This station is able to provde an 80% charge to a fully electric car in under half an hour and was installed through a partnership with La Plata Electric Association using Colorado Energy Office grant funding.
There are many benefits to electric vehicles, including:
Extreme cold impacts can impact the range in EVs by 25-30%. The additional heating needed for passenger comfort requires more energy than more moderate temperatures would, and cold batteries do not hold a charge as well. However, temperature-control technology is improving to compensate for some of these issues. Several models are now available with battery heaters or other technology to improve efficiency in cold climates.
There are three main categories of environmental impact that need to be considered when comparing electric (EVs) and internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles:
The sustainability of EVs largely depends on the source of the electricity generated and used to charge the vehicle. Currently, EVs charged in Durango and within LPEA’s service territory use electricity generated from an energy mix comprised of coal (56%), renewable energy (32%), and natural gas (4%). In 2019, LPEA set a goal to reduce their carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 while keeping electricity prices low. LPEA is exploring options that include adding more local renewable resources.
The city of Durango purchases 100% Green Power through LPEA's green power purchase program; all charging at the city's Level 2 and 3 charging stations at the Transit Center therefore uses 100% Green Power.
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All fully electric vehicles should be able to use the new fast charging stations at the Transit Center. Each station has two connector types that fit different vehicles. The CHAdeMO connector fits most Nissan, Mitshubishi and Kia electric vehicles while the SAE Combo connector fits many other vehicles including BMW, VW, Chevy and many new U.S, European and Asian models. However, Tesla owners will need an adapter to use the stations and some plug-in hybrid vehicles (with both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor) are not equipped for fast charging.
There are two types of charging stations conveniently located at the Transit Center in downtown Durango.
There are three dual-port Level 2 charging stations with a fee of $1.50 per charging session.
The two Level 3 charging stations have a fee of $0.30 per kWh of electricity disbursed. These stations also have a $0.30 per minute penalty fee that kicks in 10 minutes after a vehicle has finished charging, if it remains plugged in.
To setup an automatic or recurring payment, please register with the online payment processor and setup and setup an automatic or recurring payment through a checking account or credit card.
Another option is to donate your old recycling bin to the Fort Lewis College Environmental Center. The Environmental Center will use the old recycling bins to encourage recycling in the residence halls.