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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Turf Fertilization at City Parks Starts June 9

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The City of Durango promotes Best Management Practices in the stewardship of City lands to ensure the safe enjoyment of parks in the community. The City will be applying turf fertilizer to the following facilities:

  • Fanto Park (organic fertilizer) on Tuesda...
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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Thomas Avenue Reconstruction Project Starts June 1

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A reconstruction project on Thomas Avenue is scheduled to being Monday, June 1. Construction includes new sidewalk, curb and gutter, storm sewer improvements and reconstructed asphalt surface. The project is expected to be complete by November 25, 2020. I...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Schedule of Meetings for the Week of June 1, 2020

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Monday, June 1

4:30 PM      Strategy and Long Term Finance Advisory Board

                    Virtual Meeting – Send publ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Library’s Summer Reading Programs Begin June 10

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Durango Public Library’s Summer Reading Programs for kids, teens, and adults will run from June 10 through August 1. Register online starting June 10 at DurangoGov.org/library or call (970) 375-3380. Participants can also sign up by emailing ref...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Recycle Center will Accept E-Waste and Other Materials Starting June 6

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The Durango Recycle Center will accept electronic waste, batteries and residential quantities of florescent bulbs on Saturdays starting June 6. The Recycle Center is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The following restrictions apply:

  • All customers are required t...
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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Lake Nighthorse Now Open for Daily Operations

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Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area opened for daily operations Friday, May 22 with continued modified hours and recreation operations due to COVID-19. The lake is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours of operation are subject to change and will be updated monthl...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

City of Durango Issues Face Covering Order

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Interim City Manager Amber Blake, pursuant to the emergency declaration related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, has issued order #2020-08 requiring all persons to wear a Face Covering when entering, waiting in line to enter and while in the f...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

City of Durango Issues Smoking and Fire Restrictions Due to Extreme Fire Risk

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Interim City Manager Amber Blake, pursuant to the emergency declaration related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, has issued fire and smoking restrictions within City limits. Effective immediately:

  • All fires of any kind or the burning of any mat...
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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Wildfire Mitigation Work at SkyRidge Open Space Starts End of May

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Fire Adapted Durango, a partnership between the City of Durango Parks and Recreation Department and fire experts, will begin wildfire mitigation work along Powerline Trail in SkyRidge Open Space starting the week of May 27, depending on weather and fire c...

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

Fourth of July Events Canceled Except for Fireworks Display

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Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing social distancing guidelines, the City of Durango will be canceling the following Fourth of July events in order to protect the safety and wellbeing of the community:

  • All American Gourmet Breakfas...
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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Community Emergency Relief Fund (CERF) Introduces “Rise & Recover Together” Campaign

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The Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance (SWCODA), the La Plata County Economic Recovery Task Force (LPCERTF) and the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado announce Rise & Recover Togethera campaign designed to create unity and ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

City Allowing More Outdoor Space for Businesses

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The City of Durango announced today that regulations governing on-site parking requirements will be temporarily relaxed to help facilitate outdoor business transactions. An Order signed by Interim City Manager Amber Blake allows businesses to use up to 25...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Durango Transit Implements “No Mask, No Ride” Policy

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In an ongoing effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Durango Transit will require all passengers to wear a face covering starting Friday, May 1.

The “No Mask, No Ride” policy follows guidance from San Juan Basin Public Health, which is...

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Posted on: April 10, 2020

Durango Businesses Can Apply to Temporarily Defer Sales Tax Payments

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Interim City Manager Amber Blake signed into order the deferral of sales tax payments to help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses that qualify within city limits. The City is accepting applications for the deferral of payments due ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Public Meeting Procedures During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency and the Governor’s stay-at-home order, the City of Durango will adjust upcoming public meeting procedures. Starting April 7, and lasting until further notice, community members wishing to add t...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

City Reminds Residents to Flush Only Toilet Paper, Be Mindful of Water Use

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With the recent "run" on toilet paper, people have been resourceful regarding personal hygiene. The City Utilities Department reminds residents that options other than toilet paper should not be flushed down toilets. Utilities staff have observe...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Service Adjustment Updates Related to COVID-19 Mitigation Effort

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The Durango City Council met yesterday in an open virtual meeting and adopted Resolution 2020-07, which ratified the Interim City Manager’s Declaration of a Local Emergency (Declaration 2020-01, issued on March 16, 2020) and consented to continu...

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Posted on: May 27, 2020

Summer Reading Program 2020

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We are excited to offer a scaled back summer reading program this year.  Just like in the past, every age group will have an opportunity to log their reading through our online portal.  Kids and teens will receive prizes upon completing ...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Library now accepting items for return

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Yes, you can return your library materials! In order to quarantine materials, please use the drive-thru manual drop. If you have games, ukuleles, or other unique materials, call 970-375-3380, Wed-Sat, 10 am-4 pm, to arrange curbside drop-off. Thanks!

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Durango Public Library Resumes Curbside Service

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On Wednesday May 13, 2020, the Durango Public Library will resume providing contactless curbside service. Library staff will be available to fill your requests from 10am through 4pm, Wednesday through Saturday.

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