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

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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

Candidate signatures due February 7, 2023

Deadline

Durango, CO: Prospective city council candidates in the upcoming April election have until 3 p.m. Feb. 7 to turn in the 25 verified signatures required to be placed on the ballot. 

Although 25 signatures may seem a small number, the signa...

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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 20, 2023

Help make sure trash and recycling gets collected

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Durango, CO:  The city of Durango encourages residents to do their civic duty during these snowy winter days by making sure that trash and recycling bins are clear of snow, so that the city's waste management team can access them.&nb...

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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 13, 2023

Controlled burn of slash piles to continue

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Durango, CO: The Durango Parks and Recreation Department continues to work with Durango Fire Protection District (DFPD) and Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) to conduct slash pile burning, as weather conditions permit. Slash...

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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

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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, December 2,...

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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 30, 2022

Controlled burn of slash piles in Dalla and Overend Mountain Parks

PrescribedBurn

Media ContactAmy SchwarzbachNatural Resources ManagerPhone: (970) 375-7688Email: Amy.Schwarzbach@durangogov.org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November...

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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

Downtown

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, OCTOBER 20, 2022

NEWS RELE...

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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: January 2, 2023

New Year, New Hours

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Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you in 2023!

Library News Flash
Posted on: January 10, 2023

Shakespeare Snowdown

Shakespeare Snowdown

Please look at our Event Calendar and join us for some Shakespeare Snowdown activities

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Durango Public Library Page One Writing Contest Winners

Writing Contest

Durango Public Library would like to thank the community for participating in the Page One Writing Contest and congratulate the five winning pages: “Promise To Pawpa” by Amoneeta, “The Cuban Affair” by Chuck Greaves...

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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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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Book Club Kits

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Let Durango Public Library help you build your own book club!

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Hobbies and Crafts

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby and crafting enthusiast. Full text instructions are provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. &nbs...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: July 30, 2022

Home Improvement Resource

Home Improvment

Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and books, plus images not found anywhere else online.  All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users...

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Library News Flash

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