City Currents October 31, 2018
Council Connection

Catch Up on Council Connection

Winners are announced for the Friends of the Library Bookmark contest, Police Chief Kamran Afzal gives an update on the police department, and ballot question 2A is discussed, plus more: watch the October 16, 2018 episode of Council Connection. 

City Council proclaims October 6th as Terry Fiedler day, and recognizes the 2018 Library Community Champion, Steve Redding. City Engineer, Gregg Boysen, also stops by to give an update on the Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facilty. Watch the October 2, 2018 episode of Council Connection.

Want to watch a replay of the entire City Council meeting? In addition to watching on DGOV, you can view the meetings on the City's YouTube channel. 
Fact Sheet

Ballot Initiative 2A 

Click here to view the fact sheet.  

The fact sheet for Ballot Initiative 2A can be found on the City's website at
Pumpkin Dropoff

Pumpkin drop off on Friday and Saturday

The City of Durango Sustainability Division is partnering with The Good Food Collective, Bear Smart, and the CSU Extension Office, as well as local farmers and ranchers to host the annual pumpkin drop-off on the Friday and Saturday after Halloween.

Residents are encouraged to drop off jack-o-lanterns and other festive fruits between 12pm and 6pm on Friday, November 2nd or between 9am and 2pm on Saturday, November 3rd at one of two locations:

  • La Plata County Fairgrounds 2500 Main Ave., Durango, CO 81301
  • City of Durango Three Springs Police Substation 545 Wilson Gulch Drive, Durango, CO 81301
Please ensure all fruits are free of candles, wax, paint and bleach prior to drop-off.

New for 2018: the La Plata County Fairgrounds location will also feature games, a prize for the heaviest pumpkin, and leaf drop-off. Drop off unsprayed, bagged leaves for collection by Table to Farm Compost. Donating pumpkins as animal feed is a more sustainable option than leaving them on your porch or tossing them in the trash. By donating the pumpkins, you help keep rotting pumpkins from acting as a bear attractant or ending up in the landfill. This event provides a responsible disposal alternative. If more pumpkins are received than the hungry hogs can manage, the surplus will be composted.

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Dome placement

SRWRF Dome Placement

Did you see the UFO on the morning of October 10th, 2018?! Nah... we're just kidding! This dome is the first step in the advanced odor control at our new Santa Rita Water Reclamation Facility (SRWRF). Watch a video of it here! 

To watch City Engineer Gregg Boysen give a quarterly update on the progress at the SRWRF, click here.


Holiday Travel Tips

The holiday season is almost here, which means that it's time for travelers to book airlines tickets. According to Tony Vicari, Director of Aviation at the Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO), air travelers stand the best chance of getting the lowest airfares by booking about six weeks before their planned travel dates. Check out this video for more tips.
NATOA award

Award-winning Social Media

The City recently won an award for use of Social Media platforms from the National Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors.

Check it out for yourself! Be sure to follow our numerous pages

Do you remember the WWII quonset huts in northwest Durango?

On November 22, 1949, Council decided to ask the U.S. Public Housing Administration for title to 20 quonset huts.  A week later the City had received the Housing and Home Finance administrator’s offer to relinquish to the City its interest in these units.  By 1950, the City was selling the quonset huts.

Want to read about it in the meeting minutes? You can find the City Council meeting minutes online by searching the City Records, or conduct a keyword search for quonset huts. 

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