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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 email@example.com 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 (EVs). For Durango’s EV planning purposes, we are looking at two main categories when we generally refer to EVs:
The EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide and the US DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center are both great resources for information on electric vehicles and charging stations. Learn more about EV ownership, the benefits of EVs, and nation-wide efforts to transform our transportation system.
The State of Colorado Zero Emissions Vehicles page has information on the state’s Electric Vehicle Plan 2020, grant programs, and tax credit programs.
The length of time it takes to fully charge a vehicle depends on many factors including the vehicle itself, the kind of charger being used, and how empty the battery is when you begin charging. Many EV users think in terms of “miles per hour of charging” or how much range you get from charging a vehicle for a certain amount of time.
The US DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center and the EPA Green Vehicle Guide both have great information on the different plug types, including pictures. Most charging station info apps and websites explain what plug type is available at different stations. See “Where can I charge my electric vehicle in Durango?” in this FAQ for more information on these apps and websites.
The easiest way to find charging in Durango, or anywhere, is to use apps like PlugShare and OpenCharge or websites like the US DOE Alternative Fueling Station Locator. These sites let you filter by charger type, price, and other features.
The city currently owns and operates electric vehicle charging stations at the City of Durango Transit Center, 250 W. 8th St, and there are plans to expand to other city-owned locations in the future.
The typical battery range for all-electric battery-only EVs is now between 200 and 300 miles for new models, with some models achieve a range as high as 400 miles.
Plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models have typical battery ranges of 15-60 miles, and then the fuel-powered engine adds another 200-300 miles of range. This means that many PHEVs can achieve a typical day’s driving needs on battery alone for most people.
Visit FuelEconomy.gov to find an EV that would best suit your needs.
All fully electric vehicles should be able to use the new fast charging stations at the Transit Center. Some plug-in hybrid models support DC fast charging, but some do not. Each DC fast charging station has two connector types that fit different vehicles. The CHAdeMO connector fits most Nissan, Mitsubishi and Kia electric vehicles while the CCS/SAE combo connector fits nearly all other vehicles. Tesla owners will need a CHAdeMO-Tesla adapter to use the stations. If you do not have an adapter, visit the Transit Center customer service window during regular business hours for assistance.
See “What are the different plug or connector types?” in this FAQ for more information.
Today, most electric vehicles cost only slightly more to purchase than their traditional counterparts, but they cost much less to operate and maintain every year. EVs require little to no maintenance on the drivetrain, and electricity is significantly cheaper (and cleaner) per mile than gas or diesel fuel.
Additionally, there are many state and federal rebate and tax credit programs available. Be sure to search for all available programs in your area including discounts through special promotions, such as "group-buys," where dealers offer electric vehicles at a lower price to incentivize a large volume of sales. The Four Corners office of resource efficiency (4CORE) has great information on available incentives and upcoming opportunities in our region.
Extreme cold can reduce the range in EVs by as much 20-30% for current models, so certain considerations should be taken for cold-weather use. Heating air for passenger comfort can require significant amounts of energy in colder weather, and cold temperatures can affect battery charging. However, temperature-control technology is improving to compensate for these issues. Cold weather does not impact driving or handling, and many EVs have very advanced traction control and all-wheel-drive options.
Yes. At a local level, EVs do not have tailpipe emissions (such as Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), Carbon Monoxide (CO), particulate matter (PM)) that cause localized air pollution which can negatively affect public health. At a broader level, the overall emissions associated with using an EV depend on the source of electricity. So, the relative emissions of EVs can vary quite a bit depending on where they are being used and charged. Even with this variability, however, EVs have much lower per-mile emissions than traditional fuel-powered vehicles.
EVs charged in Durango and within LPEA’s service territory use electricity generated from an energy mix of energy sources. LPEA is on track to significantly reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity in our region.
The EPA’s Beyond the Tailpipe Emissions Calculator is a great resource for understanding the emissions associated with EVs.
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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.