News Flash

Posted on: October 5, 2022

Recreation Center’s aquatics area to close October 9 to November 1

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The Durango Community Recreation Center aquatics area will be closed Oct. 9 through Nov. 1 to perform various repairs and equipment upgrades. 

Some upgrades include replacing old play equipment in the kids’ pool, including the six-sided play castl...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of October 3, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of October 3, 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: September 30, 2022

City opens newly paved section of Animas River Trail behind Durango High School

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The repaving of the Animas River Trial behind Durango High School from Rank Park to Demon Bridge has been completed. 

 

A 10-foot wide shared-use concrete path was put in place of an old and worn 8-foot asphalt path.

 

With the comp...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

HomesFund increases mortgage assistance available under City program

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HomesFund, in partnership with the City of Durango, has increased the amount of mortgage assistance available under the City of Durango Mortgage Assistance Program from $25,000/household to $50,000/household. 

The City of Durango Mortgage Assistan...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Fall Cleanup begins Oct. 3: Leaves and tree trimmings accepted

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Fall Cleanup will occur Monday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 28. City crews will be moving through residential neighborhoods picking up the following materials:

 

  • Tree trimmings and branches less than 8 feet in length and less than 8 inches in diame...
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View News Release (PDF) City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: September 25, 2022

City awarded CDPHE grant for bike racks

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The city of Durango was awarded a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Active People, Healthy Nation Quick-Win Grant to purchase bike racks for various locations around Durango. The application for the grant was a partnership betwe...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of September 26, 2022

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 Durango, CO: The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of September 26, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at Durang...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Table to Farm Compost Launches Free Compost Service as Part of Market Study

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In partnership with the City of Durango and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), Table to Farm Compost is inviting city residents to participate in its Curbside Compost Market Study. City residents will receive three months ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Auditors give highest rank to Durango’s 2021 financial report

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The City of Durango received the best possible marks on its Annual Comprehensive Financial Report  according an Independent Auditor’s Report issued by the city’s Auditing partner Eide Bailly.

Paul Kane with Eide Bailly told councilors at their Tue...

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Posted on: September 17, 2022

Durango-La Plata County Airport Runway Repaving Complete

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Durango La-Plata County Airport (DRO) has completed its runway repaving on schedule, re-opening to aircraft traffic at 11:59 pm on Friday, September 16, 2022, following a 10-day closure period. 

"We are extremely pleased to have completed thi...

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View News Release (PDF) City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of September 19, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of September 19, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at DurangoGov.org/Notif...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

City’s annual finances audited and released for public review

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The annual audit of the city’s financial statements has been completed by an external agency and is now available for public review.

The city requires an independent audit of its annual comprehensive financial report prior to its release. This is...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Household Hazardous Waste collected for free September 23, 24

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The City of Durango and La Plata County are once again hosting a free household hazardous waste collections event on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave. in Durango. 

The schedule for dr...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Durango Transit increases ridership during Zero Fare August

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During the month of August, Durango Transit participated in the statewide Zero Fare for Better Air initiative, which was a program to encourage ridership on Colorado’s public transit systems in an effort to reduce ground-level ozone. Approximate...

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View News Release (PDF) City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Fire mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road begins Monday

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Fire-mitigation work along Horse Gulch Road will begin the week of September 12, starting at the north end of the road. 

Durango Fire Protection District crews will be manually cutting and chipping along Horse Gulch Road through Horse Gulch beginn...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of September 12, 2022

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

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Councilors confirm Erin Hyder as assistant city manager

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The city of Durango is pleased to announce that Erin Hyder has been confirmed as the city’s new assistant city manager. 

“I am incredibly excited and humbled by this opportunity,” said Hyder, who was most recently the city’s director of internal a...

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View News Release (PDF) City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of September 5, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of September 5, 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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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of August 29, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of August 29, 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: August 26, 2022

32nd Street pedestrian bridge officially opens Wednesday

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The city of Durango is hosting a grand-opening event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at the corner of 32nd Street and East Third Avenue to celebrate the completion of the 32nd Street bridge.

Construction of the bridge and underpass provides Durango residen...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Bulk pickup to stop temporarily

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The city’s bulk pickup service for things like furniture, brush or tree trimmings, and large appliances will cease from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2. 

Bulk pickup services will resume beginning the week of Sept. 5. 

City of Durango residen...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of August 22, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of August 22, 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: August 15, 2022

Upcoming Open House for 32nd Street Traffic Calming Design Project

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Come provide your thoughts on the newest design of 32nd Street! Help decide the future design of 32nd Street by joining city staff at an open house for the 32nd Street Traffic Calming Design Project on Wednesday, August 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Du...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Lodgers’ Tax: Arts and Culture funding approves 19 projects in first round

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During the first found of Lodgers’ Tax: Arts and Culture funding the city of Durango’s Creative Economy Commission awarded $250,000 to 19 different projects. 

A total of 35 applicants submitted project ideas for the first round...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of August 15, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of August 15, 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: July 29, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of August 1, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of August 1, 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: July 22, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of July 25, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of July 25, 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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News Flash

Posted on: October 3, 2022

Library to be closed for maintenance work

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The library is getting an upgrade to the HVAC system, while the crane is moving  large pieces of equipment up to the roof the library must be closed for safety reasons.  We plan to reopen on Tuesday, November 18th at 9:30am.  Th...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Here We Are: Celebrating our young artists from the Latine Community

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For the last two years, Latine children, with the help of Kate Husted and Gyana Gomar, have been creating art and working with clay and medicinal plants of the region to express and explore their emotions. Please join us for an artist open house to hear f...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Aquí Estamos: Celebrando a nuestros jóvenes artistas de la comunidad latine

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Durante los últimos dos años, niños y niñas latines, como método de exploración a sus emociones y con la ayuda de Kate Husted y Gyana Gomar, han estado creando arte con barro y plantas medicinales de la región. Únase a nosotros para escuchar de sus propia...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Cyber Security Awareness

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In 2021 the FBI reported a 7% increase in reports of identify theft and fraud resulting in over 6 billion dollars in loss.  64,464 of those reports were from Colorado!   Want to learn how to be more cyber-safe?   Join us as City...
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Posted on: August 7, 2022

Book Lovers Book Club

Non-Traditional Book Club

Calling all book lovers! Join library staff once a month at Durango Coffee Company for a non-traditional book club. Share reviews of your recent reads and book recommendations. Discover new titles and meet other book lovers in the community!

Library News Flash
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Durango Public Library Book Club

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If you love to talk about books, then we've got a club for you! Join us, once a month on Wednesdays at 11am. Registration required (970-375-4879). FREE BOOKS available at the Reference Desk for participants who register (while supplies last).

Library News Flash
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Word Honey

Word Honey August-October

Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy.  Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night.  Join us for Poetry Workshops, Circles and Open Mic Events every other w...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Cryptocurrency 101

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It's in the news, but what exactly is cryptocurrency? Dr. Lacey Donley, CPA and Assistant Professor of Accounting at Fort Lewis College, will present the facts you need to increase your understanding of this hot topic.

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Tech Tutoring

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Need a little technical assistance?  Questions on how to use email, Internet, basic Office apps? 

Would you like to learn more about library databases and streaming services (Overdrive and Hoopla)? 

Then please visit our ...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: September 1, 2022

Page One Writing Contest

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Is this the year you take on National Novel Writing Month? Maybe you only have an idea for a story. Perhaps you're working on your 10th novel. We don't care if you just started writing or just finished the thing, we want your first page! Submit it (and no...

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Library News Flash
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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News Flash

Posted on: August 18, 2022

Durango Recreation Center Annual Maintenance

2022 Rec Center Maintenance Information

The Durango Community Recreation Center entire facility will be CLOSED for their annual maintenance October 16th through the 22nd, and will reopen on October 23rd.  The Aquatics Area will be CLOSED for an extended period, from October 9th through...

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