1. News & Announcements
  1. NewWeb

    City website gets a fresh coat of paint

    On Dec. 12, the City of Durango will launch its new, more modern, website design that will offer greater functionality for the public, including a new feature for everyone to soon share their favorite photo Read on...
  2. Schedule of Meetings NR Image

    Schedule of meetings for the week of December 11, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of December 11, 2023, is listed below. Read on...
  3. DevAwards

    City of Durango accepting nominations for Design & Development Awards

    The public is invited to submit nominations for the 2022/2023 Design and Development Awards. Read on...
  4. county courthouse

    Court rules attorney fees sought in Simpson case against the city "not reasonable"

    La Plata County District Court ruled Wednesday that John Simpson, through his attorney Matt Roane, overstated the amount of research hours in a lawsuit against the City of Durango regarding unaudited financial statements. Read on...
  5. 3rd St Meeting

    City seeks input on use of parking lot near library

    The future of the overflow parking lot used by the Durango Public Library will be discussed at a neighborhood meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at the library. Read on...
  6. city hall

    Council adopts 2024 budget

    Council has adopted the city's 2024 budget, with the budget totaling $114 million in anticipated revenues, and approximately $101 million in proposed capital expenditures. Read on...
  7. JuctionSt

    City to hold neighborhood meeting to review design concepts for improving safety on Junction Street

    The city of Durango is holding a neighborhood meeting for the Junction Street Traffic Calming Design Project on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. in the auditorium at Miller Middle School, 2608 Junction St. Read on...
  8. FairShare

    Forum to discuss updates to the city’s Fair Share housing program

    The Housing Innovation Division is hosting a community forum Dec. 5 to discuss proposed updates to the city’s Fair Share Inclusionary Zoning Program. Read on...
  9. Schedule of Meetings NR Image

    Schedule of meetings for the week of December 4, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of December 4, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  10. city hall

    Council to vote on 2024 budget

    Council is scheduled to cast its final vote on the proposed 2024 budget Tuesday night, with the budget totaling $114 million in anticipated revenues, and approximately $101 million in proposed capital expenditures. Read on...
  11. Olivier Bosmans

    Councilors to discuss Tuesday possible reprimand of Bosmans

    A resolution reprimanding City Councilor Olivier Bosmans for acting in a manner unbecoming of a councilor and bringing disrepute to the Durango City Council has been placed on the agenda for City Council’s regular Tuesday, Dec. 5 meeting. Read on...
  12. Snow Removal Durango Central District

    Snow Removal in Downtown Durango tonight

    City of Durango crews will remove snow from downtown Durango starting at midnight tonight. Read on...
  13. Transit Discounts

    Get your discounted transit pass or parking permit for Noel Night

    The City’s Transportation Department is offering several awesome deals throughout the week leading up to Noel Night. To save on parking and transit in 2024, visit the Transit Center Monday, Nov. 27 - Friday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. Read on...
  14. Slash Pile Burning

    City to begin prescribed winter slash pile burns

    Winter slash pile burning may begin as soon as Dec.4, to reduce hazardous fuel accumulation and reduce the risk of larger wildfires. Read on...
  15. Closure_OpenSpace

    Seasonal closures of public lands around Durango begins December 1

    Public lands in the Durango area will be closed from Dec. 1 through the end of April to protect wintering mule deer and elk that move down from higher elevations to ride out harsh winter conditions. Read on...
  16. DotGov2

    Durangogov.org will be switching to DurangoCO.gov in the first quarter of 2024

    The City of Durango will be changing its website address from a .org domain to a .gov domain to ensure the public that they are dealing with the official website for the City of Durango. Read on...
  17. Schedule of Meetings

    Schedule of meetings for the week of November 27, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of November 27, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  18. Animas Trail

    Work to begin along edge of Animas River Trail North of 32nd St.

    A small construction project will take place along the Animas River Trail between Animas City Park and 36th Street on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Read on...
  19. Fats, Oils and Grease collection event

    City will collect used cooking oil at Santa Rita Park Nov. 24 and 25

    Is fried turkey on your Thanksgiving menu? The city will have a collection site for used cooking oil 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Santa Rita Administration Building. Read on...
  20. youth council appointee

    Council votes to update the city's Fair Share program

    Durango City Council approved updates to the city’s Fair Share Administrative Manual to reduce the barrier of “no third-party subsidies” to enhance the potential for public-private-partnerships between developers and the city. Read on...
  21. Schedule of Meetings NR Image

    Schedule of meetings for the week of November 20, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of November 20, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  22. J-Street Survey

    City is surveying the community on conceptual alternatives for Junction Street traffic calming

    The city is requesting feedback on conceptual alternatives for Junction Street through an online survey to gauge community support for possible redesigns. Read on...
  23. Artists

    City is holding an art design contest for center of a mini roundabout

    The city is asking community members to submit an art design for the center of a proposed mini roundabout at East 3rd Avenue and 32nd Street as part of the 32nd Street Traffic Calming Design Project. Read on...
  24. river city hall key swap

    City and fire district make property exchange official with key swap

    The City of Durango and the Durango Fire Protection District have officially swapped keys in a building exchange between the River City Hall, located at 1235 Camino del Rio, and the former Durango School District 9-R property, located at 201 E. 12th St. Read on...
  25. cropped installation of alternate side parking signs

    Alternate-side parking coming for downtown areas in test program

    The City of Durango will soon begin a test parking plan to help remove snow from city streets during the winter, as well as to help with street sweeping efforts during the summer. Read on...
  26. Engage Forum 11-28

    Engage Durango public forum

    The city of Durango invites residents to provide feedback directly to the executive leaders of the city during the second “Engage Durango Forum” to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Read on...
  27. Thanksgiving Hours

    City of Durango Thanksgiving Holiday schedule

    The following is the city’s schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday, Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24: Read on...
  28. 11-14-24 tribal council meeting with city photo

    Water, airport and annexation topics discussed by tribal, city officials

    Members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribal Council and City Councilors discussed the proposed annexation of land along La Posta Road, water issues and the status of the airport terminal's expansion project at the group’s quarterly meeting. Read on...
  29. Survey1

    Durango seeks public input for annual city manager review

    As required by the city charter, the City of Durango is requesting input on the city manager per the annual review process. Read on...
  30. Apartment

    City of Durango extends rental subsidy vouchers application

    The City of Durango Housing Innovation Division has extended the application deadline on a new housing program called “Leasing for Locals” Rental Subsidy Voucher Program, to Nov. 28 at 10a.m. Read on...
  31. Schedule of Meetings NR Image

    Schedule of meetings for the week of November 13, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of November 13, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  32. multimodal seeks public comment

    City requesting comments on the draft 2023 Multimodal Transportation Plan

    The city of Durango has published the draft of the 2023 Multimodal Transportation Plan to receive input from the public and is requesting comments be submitted by Nov. 21. Read on...
  33. trolly photo for free fair

    Durango Transit works with Fort Lewis College on annual ridership survey

    Satisfaction with Durango’s Transit services is up in 2023 when compared to the last couple of years based on the results of the annual Durango transit ridership survey. Read on...
  34. council highlights 11-7-23

    Council gets an update on the "livability" of Durango through a community survey

    Council heard the results of a community survey Tuesday that provides staff and council with a comprehensive look at Durango’s strengths, areas of improvement, and residents’ priorities. Read on...
  35. DowntownNS

    Durango's community survey results are now available

    The results from the City of Durango's 2023 Community Survey were presented to Council on Tuesday, and give a comprehensive look at Durango’s strengths, areas of improvement, and residents’ priorities. Read on...
  36. Police News Release image

    Former Durango police officer arrested in Larimer County

    A former Durango Police Department officer was arrested Monday by the Loveland, CO, police department under suspicion of sexually assaulting a child in Larimer County. Read on...
  37. United Airlines A319

    Second A319 coming to Durango-La Plata County Airport; largest aircraft currently servicing DRO

    United Airlines in January will begin operating a second daily Airbus A319 flight between Denver International Airport (DEN) and Durango La-Plata County Airport (DRO), expanding utilization of the largest commercial aircraft currently servicing DRO. Read on...
  38. Schedule of Meetings NR Image

    Schedule of meetings for the week of November 6, 2023

    UPDATE: Financial Advisory Board meeting scheduled for Nov. 9 moved to Nov. 20 The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of November 6, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  39. veterans day image with flag

    City of Durango Veterans Day schedule

    The following is the City of Durango’s schedule for Veterans Day, observed Friday, Nov. 10: Read on...
  40. WorldDay

    City to host an event to recognize World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims

    Please join City of Durango and Bike Durango on World Day of Remembrance 2023 to remember those who have lost their lives or been impacted by roadway crashes in Durango and surrounding areas. Read on...
  41. city hall

    Council to review community survey

    Durango City Council will be reviewing the results of a community survey aimed at the gauging the “livability” of city. Read on...
  42. Huck fin pond (2)

    Expect delays on Animas River Trail near hatchery

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife is dredging their settling pond, also known as Huck Finn Pond, adjacent to the Animas River Trail and fish hatchery during the months of October and November. The project is to remove organic material from the pond. Read on...
  43. Escalante Paving project 10-27-23 location map

    Expect traffic delays on Escalante Drive behind Home Depot

    Motorists may experience short delays on Escalante Drive behind Home Depot during a road-resurfacing project scheduled for Oct. 31 - Nov. 9. Read on...
  44. Schedule of Meetings NR Image

    Schedule of meetings for the week October 30, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of October 30, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  45. Residences

    Residences at Durango breaks ground on affordable housing development

    The City of Durango, TWG Development, LLC and stakeholder partners gathered onsite at the former Best Western Motel, 21382 US Highway 160 West, for a groundbreaking event to commence construction Residences at Durango project. Read on...
  46. Woodchips

    Free woodchips available

    Fall is a great time to mulch your plants and trees to promote water retention and improve soil conditions. Read on...
  47. Drug_Takeback

    Drop off unused medications during Drug Take Back Day, Oct. 28

    Do you have unused or expired prescription medications? Dispose of them safely during Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Durango Police Department, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Police Substation, 545 Wilson Gulch Drive in Three Springs. Read on...
  48. AnimasMtg

    City invites Animas View Drive community to neighborhood meeting

    An upcoming neighborhood meeting for Animas View Drive residents, businesses, and property owners will be hosted by City staff on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Avenue. Read on...
  49. Wapiti Lodge shooting locator map 2023-10-25

    Man shot at Wapiti Lodge; incident unrelated to Santa Rita Park

    The Durango Police are investigating the shooting of an adult male at Wapiti Lodge (21625 Highway 160W). At 3:08 a.m. on October 25, the department received a call of a shooting. A male, 25, had suffered a gunshot wound. Read on...
  50. Police News Release image

    1 dead, 3 injured in Santa Rita Park shooting

    The Durango Police are investigating a fatal shooting of an adult male at Santa Rita Park, 149 S. Camino del Rio. (Updated 10/25 with victim status) Read on...
  51. Horse-Gulch

    City asks Horse Gulch users to park West of Eighth Avenue for overflow

    Due to limited parking space at the Horse Gulch trailhead, the city is asking trail users to park on neighborhood streets to the West of East Eight Avenue. Read on...
  52. CrimeRates

    Criminal offenses down for the month of September

    Violent or other major criminal offenses in September 2023 were down 6.3% from September 2022 in Durango, and down nearly 10% compared to the month’s four-year average. Read on...
  53. Schedule of Meetings NR Image

    Schedule of meetings for the week October 23, 2022

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of October 23, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  54. Call of Artists

    A call for artists

    The City of Durango is seeking artists who would like to brighten up the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility. Read on...
  55. Winter

    Prepare for winter with the city of Durango

    Join the City of Durango in preparing for winter, as our city parks staff is out winterizing the irrigation systems in all the city parks and athletic fields. Read on...
  56. JuctionSt

    City to hold neighborhood meeting on speeds and safety for Junction Street

    The City of Durango is launching the Junction Street Traffic Calming Design Project with a neighborhood meeting on Oct. 26, to hear from the neighborhood about their safety concerns on the corridor and learn their vision for Junction Street. Read on...
  57. bookmark winners

    Council approves subdivision that will allow the fire district to move forward on new facility

    City Council voted unanimously to move forward with a minor subdivision to divide 1235 and 1295 Camino del Rio into three lots for the future Durango Fire Protection District Station #2, Powerhouse Science Center, and city parks uses. Read on...
  58. Schedule of Meetings

    Schedule of meetings for the week of October 16, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of October 16, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  59. river city hall

    Council set to talk subdivision for future fire station and 2024 proposed budget

    City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday to receive comments and discuss a minor subdivision to divide 1235 and 1295 Camino del Rio into three lots. Read on...
  60. rec to close

    Durango Recreation Center to close next week for maintenance; Lake Nighthorse hours change

    The Durango Community Recreation Center will be closed Sunday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 21, for annual maintenance and cleaning of the building. Read on...
  61. bridge roadwork

    Bridge maintenance at US 160 and US 550 intersection to start next week

    The Colorado Department of Transportation will begin road work on Sunday, Oct. 15, to repair the US Highway 160 Animas River bridge just south of the DoubleTree Hotel. Read on...
  62. Reading club 1889

    Durango Reading Club recognized as 2023 Library Community Champion for 141 years of support

    The Durango Public Library’s Friends of the Library and the Library Advisory Board are pleased to announce that the 2023 Library Community Champion award has been given to the Reading Club of Durango. Read on...
  63. New Leaf cleanup program 1

    City launches new leaf collection program

    City of Durango and Table to Farm Compost are piloting a way to integrate leaf collections and composting into Fall Cleanup. Read on...
  64. Schedule of Meetings NR Image

    Schedule of meetings for the week of October 9, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of October 9, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  65. Street Name

    Help the city name a street

    The City of Durango has a street that needs a name. It is located between Backcountry Experience and River City Hall and serves the Fire Station and The Powerhouse. Read on...
  66. Rotary Park

    Animas River Trail to close at Rotary Park temporarily for maintenance

    The City of Durango will be closing the north section of Rotary Park and a short section of the Animas River Trail adjacent to the park on Tuesday Oct. 10 and Wednesday Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read on...
  67. Film

    Building Community film series continues with showing of "Social Life of Small Urban Spaces"

    The City of Durango Community Development is pleased to present the movie series Building Community: Exploring City Planning and Architecture Through Film. Read on...
  68. BWestern

    Council pushes forward Residences at Durango with approval of modified finance structure

    Council took a big step forward on the 120-unit affordable housing project Residences at Durango on Tuesday, by approving a modified finance structure for the project. Read on...
  69. FocusGroup

    City accepting applications for Florida, 15th, and 3rd Intersection Focus Group

    The City of Durango is seeking applicants for the Florida, 15th, and 3rd Intersection Focus Group. Read on...
  70. Microtransit

    Durango Transit launching evening bus service on October 18

    Durango Transit is excited to announce the upcoming launch of “DuranGO!” evening and nighttime transit service on October 18. Read on...
  71. Schedule of Meetings

    Schedule of meetings for the week of October 2, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of October 2, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  72. BWestern

    Council to receive update on groundbreaking for Residences at Durango

    City staff plans to announce the groundbreaking of the 120-unit affordable housing project Residences at Durango, on Tuesday. Read on...
  73. Sepp Kuss road closed 10-19

    Volunteers needed for Sepp Kuss parade Oct. 19

    Main Avenue and East Second Avenue will be temporarily closed Oct. 19 for a parade to honor Vuelta a España winner, Sepp Kuss, for a homecoming celebration and bike parade. Read on...
  74. Prop123

    City of Durango and its regional partners all opt in to Proposition 123

    The Regional Housing Alliance has announced that all four government members in La Plata County have opted into Proposition 123. Read on...
  75. MedTownHall

    Colorado Department of Revenue to host natural medicine forum

    On Wednesday Oct. 4, the Department of Revenue Natural Medicine Division will host a Colorado Natural Medicine Public Forum in Durango City Council chambers at 949 East Second Ave. from 5 – 6:30 p.m. Read on...
  76. Land-Develop

    City to hold open house to discuss upcoming code amendments

    The Community Development Department is hosting a public open house to present findings, share recommendations, and get input from the community on upcoming Land Use & Development Code amendments. Read on...
  77. 23FallCleanup

    Fall Cleanup begins Oct. 2: Leaves and tree trimmings accepted

    Fall Cleanup will occur Monday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Oct. 26. City crews will be moving through residential neighborhoods picking up the following materials: Read on...
  78. SeeClick

    Durango's SeeClickFix app sees over 400 citizen requests in first 8 months

    The City of Durango has received 412 requests through its public reporting tool SeeClickFix since the service launched last January, allowing staff to help address everything from abandon vehicles to submitting a public comment. Read on...
  79. Schedule of Meetings NR Image

    Schedule of meetings for the week of September 25, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of September 25, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  80. 2023 Multimodal Safe Routes to School

    Bicycle events for area students planned

    The city and Durango School District 9-R are hosting various Safe Routes to School events for local students on Wednesdays in the coming weeks before the chilly weather sets in. Read on...
  81. mesa park lead

    Durango Mesa Park demonstration trails to open Thursday

    The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: On Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. six new trails totaling roughly seven miles on Durango Mesa Park will be opened to the public. Read on...
  82. WetPaint

    Street painting on Main begins Monday

    Starting Monday, Sept. 25, the City of Durango will be repainting the center lane on and around Main Avenue. Read on...
  83. No HHW_event

    No Household Hazardous Waste collection event in 2023

    The Household Hazardous Waste event is a service co-hosted by La Plata County and the City of Durango that has historically been offered every-other year. Read on...
  84. mesa park 3

    Council approves 1,928-acre Durango Mesa Park annexation

    Durango City Council unanimously voted to approve the annexing of 1,928 acres from the Durango Mesa Park Foundation to be used for several recreational purposes. Read on...
  85. Schedule of Meetings

    Schedule of meetings for the week of September 18, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of September 18, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  86. passanger traffic

    Durango - La Plata County Airport sees passenger traffic increase this summer

    The number of people boarding a plane at the Durango – La Plata County Airport (DRO) for June through August totaled 60,438, which is a 16% increase over the summer months in 2022. Read on...
  87. mesa park overlook

    Council to cast final vote on 1,928 acre annexation for Durango Mesa Park

    Durango City council will cast final votes on annexing 1,928 acres from the Durango Mesa Park Foundation to be used for several recreational purposes. Read on...
  88. LibraryPoet

    Poet Laureate Program is accepting applications to fill the first official poetry role in Durango

    Starting in 2024, Durango will have a Poet Laureate position for the first time in its history. The program is funded by the City of Durango's Lodgers Tax Arts and Culture Fund and administered by 501c3 organization Friends of the Durango Public Library. Read on...
  89. Schedule of Meetings

    Schedule of meetings for the week of September 11, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of September 11, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  90. DMesa

    Upcoming parking closures at Horse Gulch trailhead

    A portion of the Horse Gulch trailhead parking lot is scheduled to be closed starting Tuesday, Sept. 20 as part of the development of the demonstration trails that connect to Durango Mesa Park. Read on...
  91. NoTransit

    Durango transit no-service day on September 10

    Durango Transit will not operate on Sunday, September 10 to accommodate a staff event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Transit services will resume a normal operating schedule on Monday, September 11. Read on...
  92. SummerRoadwork

    City begins repaving project on Red Mountain Drive

    The City of Durango and its contractors have begun milling and repaving Red Mountain Drive. Read on...
  93. Florida_Fiber

    A large-scale fiber optic project has begun along Florida Road

    Deeply Digital has begun a large-scale fiber optic project along and near Florida Road, starting near the south end of Aspen Drive all the way to Timberline Drive. Read on...
  94. mesa park 3

    Council votes to initially approve Durango Mesa Park annexation

    Council voted unanimously on the initial annexation of 1,928-acres of land to the City of Durango from the Durango Mesa Park Foundation to be used for several recreational purposes. Read on...
  95. Schedule of Meetings NR Image

    Schedule of meetings for the week of September 4, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of September 4, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  96. LandUse

    Staff to present proposed land use code amendments to council

    The City’s community development department will provide updates on a suite of upcoming code amendments to the Land Use and Development Code at the Tuesday Sept. 5 council study session. Read on...
  97. DowntownNS

    Staff to present update on Downtown's Next Step at city council study session

    Aging sewer and water lines – some of which are 70+ years old - would be replaced downtown before any road construction is done for the Downtown’s Next Step Design project under a proposal city councilors will consider in the coming weeks. Read on...
  98. Labor Day

    City of Durango's schedule for the Labor Day Holiday

    The following is the city of Durango’s schedule for the Labor Day holiday, observed on Monday, September 4, 2023. Read on...
  99. WaytoGo

    Way to Go Durango mobile app launching in September

    The City of Durango’s multimodal division is rebranding their commute tracking program. The rebrand will include an app called, Way To Go Durango. Read on...
  100. Flouride

    City receives award for excellence in water fluoridation

    The City of Durango has received an excellence in fluoridation award from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for 2021. Read on...
  101. CHours

    City Council office hours continue to be a success

    Durango City Council has regularly been meeting with citizens for office hours on a rotating schedule every other week in an effort to increase engagement with the public. Read on...
  102. End Zero Fare

    City concludes successful zero fare summer and parking pilot program

    The City of Durango Transportation Department is wrapping up two successful initiatives that provided increased transportation options this summer. Read on...
  103. Schoop

    New program aims at reminding pet owners to scoop after their pets

    A “Back to SchooP” program to remind pet owners to scoop up after their pets has been launched by the City of Durango, La Plata County Humane Society, Visit Durango, and Durango Trails. Read on...
  104. Pickleball meeting

    Neighborhood Meeting scheduled for Schneider Park Pickleball Court's project

    The City of Durango will be hosting a neighborhood meeting to explain the Schneider Park Pickleball Court’s project timeline, features, landscaping and the expected impacts and interruptions to the use of Schneider Park. Read on...
  105. Catalyst

    City partners with Catalyst Fund to assist with workforce housing development

    Two housing projects in Durango were awarded grants to help lower the cost of activities before construction begins such as environmental studies, site preparation, market studies, surveys and other fees. Read on...
  106. Region 9

    Sen. Simpson, Sen. Bridges, and Rep. McLachlan to visit Southwest Colorado

    Senator Cleave Simpson and Representative McLachlan with Senator Jeff Bridges are scheduled to visit Region 9 in Southwest Colorado... Read on...
  107. Schedule of Meetings

    Schedule of meetings for the week of August 28, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of August 28, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  108. City school district board joint meeting 8-23-23

    Possible new school at Three Springs discussed by city, school district

    A potential new elementary school at Three Springs was discussed Wednesday at a joint meeting among city councilors and the Durango School District 9R board members. Read on...
  109. child predator suspects

    Police arrest four child-predator suspects in joint operation with state and county law enforcement

    Four men were arrested in Durango last week through an undercover child-predator operation that focused on identifying and arresting individuals seeking to engage in sexual activities with minors. Read on...
  110. ADATransit

    City begins design on ADA improvements along north Main Avenue

    The City of Durango has contracted and begun design work to improve ADA compliance and accessibility along the US Hwy 550 (north Main Avenue) corridor between 17th Street and Animas View Drive. Read on...
  111. Schedule of Meetings

    Schedule of meetings for the week of August 21, 2023

    The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of August 21, 2023, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Read on...
  112. SummerRoadwork

    Five roadwork projects scheduled to begin over the next two weeks

    Various roadwork projects are scheduled the next two weeks, beginning with a repaving project on First Street. Additional projects include Red Mountain Drive, East Third Street, East College Drive/Goeglein Gulch Road, and Wilson Gulch Drive 1st Street Read on...
  113. land donation 1

    Land Donation at Oxbow Preserve Complete, Public Process will Focus on Management of the Property

    The City of Durango has completed the land donation process resulting in accepting nearly 50 acres of Animas River greenway adjacent to Oxbow Preserve. Read on...
  114. Parks-rec winter guide cover art

    Parks and Recreation Department’s Fall/Winter Enrichment Guide

    The Durango Parks and Recreation Fall 2023 – Winter 2024 Enrichment Guide is now available in English and Spanish, to view or download online at, https://www.durangogov.org/773/Activities-Guide. Read on...
  115. goegline closure

    A section of Goeglein Gulch Road to close to one Lane on August, 17

    Goeglein Gulch Road will be closed to one lane on Thursday, Aug. 17 near College Drive for construction work. Read on...
  116. Devon Schmidt 2

    Devon Schmidt takes helm as city's new Chief Financial Officer

    Devon Schmidt steps into her role as the official chief financial officer for the City of Durango, after council approved her appointment at Tuesday night's meeting. Read on...
  117. pickleball players

    Council approves funds for pickleball courts at Schneider Park

    (Update: Construction is expected to start this fall, not 2024). Pickleball players flooded council chambers Tuesday to support a mid-year budget adjustments that increased funding for outdoor pickleball courts at Schneider Park. Read on...
  118. Parks and Recreation facility inventory and future needs assessment cover page

    Parks, Recreation needs outlined in report

    The city’s Parks and Recreation Department has updated a study on the condition of recreation facilities to help focus on high-priority items, which include replacing the ski tow ropes at Chapman Hill and potentially relocating the Chapman Ice Rink. Read on...
  119. CIP news flash image2

    Council to discuss mid-year budget adjustments and open-carry rules for City Hall

    Mid-year budget adjustments that if passed would increase funding for projects such as rebuilding north College Drive, and outdoor pickleball courts are scheduled to be discussed by council on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Read on...
  120. RCH

    Joint city fire/police facility deemed not feasible

    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. Read on...
  121. SneakPeak copy

    City Council to talk tourism and housing on Jan. 17

    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 meeting. Read on...
  122. Lake Nighthorse

    Lake Nighthorse opens March 31; new rules address Wibit popularity

    Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area will open for the 2023 season on Friday, March 31 with new rules for the popular Wibit Aqua Park. Read on...
  123. MLK

    City of Durango’s schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

    The following is the City’s schedule for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 16: Read on...
  124. SeeClickFix

    Drop a pin, make a request with Durango’s new reporting tool

    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. Read on...
  125. BillT

    Council approves Bill Tuthill as interim city attorney

    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. Read on...
  126. Council Highlights

    Council reviews concepts for new housing project, and makes strides in search for interim attorney

    City Council reviewed a conceptual design that could bring new residential units to Durango, and decided to enter negotiations for an interim city attorney on Tuesday night. Read on...
  127. DevAwards

    City of Durango accepting nominations for Design & Development Awards

    The public is invited to submit nominations for the 2022 Design and Development Awards. Read on...
  128. ResidentSurvey

    Visit Durango launches resident survey for 2022

    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. Read on...
  129. Call to Artists

    A Call to Artists

    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. Read on...
  130. SneakPeak copy

    A preview of topics scheduled for the January, 3 city council meetings

    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, and a public hearing regarding a new housing project for the Mercury Village development. Read on...
  131. PrescribeBurn_update

    Slash piles to burn in Dalla Mountain Park

    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. Read on...
  132. Lottery copy

    Lottery for new deed-restricted townhomes set for Thursday

    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 Townhomes development. Read on...
  133. CIP

    New Capital Improvement Project division rounds out its first year

    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. Read on...
  134. Bag Fee

    Colorado’s statewide bag fee goes into effect January 1, 2023

    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. Read on...
  135. City Update

    City settles lawsuit that rescinds all accusations of wrongdoing

    In an effort to save city staff time and money the Durango City Councilors accepted a no-fault settlement of $3,250 with Matt Roane on Tuesday after coming out of executive session. Read on...
  136. Drone Unit

    Drone unit aids in another arrest ahead of its one-year anniversary

    With more than 100 flights in its first year, the Durango Police Department’s drone unit rounds out 2022 aiding La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies in the arrest of 48-year-old man suspected of aggravated motor vehicle theft and vehicular eluding. Read on...
  137. Downtown

    City begins engineering design for Downtown’s Next Step on Main Avenue

    The city of Durango has begun the design process for the Downtown’s Next Step (Pedestrian Improvement) Design Project. Read on...
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