City & County

Firefighters gathered for unique 9/11 stair climb in Durango
Sep17

Firefighters gathered for unique 9/11 stair climb in Durango

DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – Firefighters from La Plata County honored their fallen brothers and sisters on 9/11 in a unique stair climb. Upper Pine Fire, Durango Fire and Farmington firefighters gathered at the bottom of the Sky Steps in Durango on Tuesday. In full gear, crew members climbed the 500 step staircase three times — the same height as the Twin Towers. The Sky Steps lead from downtown Durango to the Fort Lewis...

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Monsoons coming soon? Some forecasters say yes!
Jun28

Monsoons coming soon? Some forecasters say yes!

Now it is hot and dry. Oh my! Is that in our extended future? Are monsoons coming soon? Some forecasters– experts at the Climate Prediction Center in Maryland– project an earlier and wetter season for the SW Colorado region.  A  map on the CPC website shows a green area (projected rain) over the Colorado-Utah border   and extending across the western half of Colorado, most of Utah, northern Arizona and the northwestern...

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Blessed Rain– buckets and wheelbarrows FULL
Jun18

Blessed Rain– buckets and wheelbarrows FULL

SATURDAY night’s rain filled buckets and wheelbarrows around La Plata County.  Yes and it caused some flash flooding too… but OH the air quality is much improved.  Thanks Rain for coming!  Come again soon. Fire size has shrunk several hundred acres to 34,151 acres and is now 30% contained!  Rain helped! Sunny days are expected for the week ahead.  To keep abreast of our weather… visit our weather  page...

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Southwest Colorado Real Estate Forecast 2018–offered by The Wells Group
Mar14

Southwest Colorado Real Estate Forecast 2018–offered by The Wells Group

  Get the inside scoop on the Real Estate market trends here in SW Colorado with the 2018 Real Estate Forecast featuring Wells Group brokers John Wells, Jim Wotkyns and real estate appraiser & statistician,  Bob Allen. Through an in-depth yet easily understood presentation, this team of dedicated specialists will lead you through the data and real estate trends observable in Southwestern Colorado for years prior, and also lend...

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Select the Art for Hwy 550/160 Intersection
Feb16

Select the Art for Hwy 550/160 Intersection

Take an online survey to select which of three artists’ proposals should be installed at the U.S. Highways 550/160 intersection.

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Turning on the Nighthorse Faucet
Jan11

Turning on the Nighthorse Faucet

The La Plata Archuleta Water District and the City of Durango are working on an agreement to build a jointly owned water treatment facility to deliver Lake Nighthorse water to southeast county users.

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Lake Nighthorse On Track to Open April 1st
Jan05

Lake Nighthorse On Track to Open April 1st

The Durango City Council set April 1 as the opening date for Lake Nighthorse recreation . . . nearly seven years after the reservoir filled to capacity.

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Homeslice in Three Springs?
Dec22

Homeslice in Three Springs?

Homeslice Pizza looks to open a third location in the burgeoning Three Springs neighborhood.

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Chairlift for Chapman?
Nov28

Chairlift for Chapman?

A new improvement plan for Chapman Hill includes several options to replace the old rope tow.

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E-Bikes to Get a Trial Run on Animas River Trail
Jul14

E-Bikes to Get a Trial Run on Animas River Trail

After electric bicycles were banned from the Animas River Trail last year, Durango city staff were inundated with complaints by e-bike riders. After nearly a year of study and public meetings, the city has decided to allow e-bikes on the ART for a one-year trial.

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4th of July, 5k, Parade, Fireworks
Jun27

4th of July, 5k, Parade, Fireworks

Happy Independence Day from Durango Downtown! Check out what’s going on in and around Durango on the 4th of July!  Buckley Park Events   Rotary Park Events   Downtown Events American Voices: What it Means to be an American By Fort Lewis College 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Buckley Park Readings and music by Fort Lewis College and Southwest Civic Winds All-American Gourmet Breakfast By Rotary Club of Durango 7:30 – 11 a.m....

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IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC– May 26th to 28th
May24

IRON HORSE BICYCLE CLASSIC– May 26th to 28th

46th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic! Friday May 26, 2017 Final Packet Pickup Buckley Park (3pm-7pm) Narrow Horse Swim – http://www.durangoswimclub.org Steamworks Faceplant Party: Beer, live music, vendors and bike parade. At Buckley Park 3-8pm Iron BMX Saturday May 27, 2017 Durango Coca-Cola Road Race (7:30am) McDonald’s Citizens Tour to Silverton (8am) Quarter Horse to Purgatory (8:15am) MBS King/Queen of Mountain...

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Election transparency measure passes Colorado House
Apr25

Election transparency measure passes Colorado House

Presidential candidates would be required to release documents By Luke Perkins Herald Staff Writer | Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:42 AM DENVER – Colorado lawmakers on Friday pushed forward a measure to increase transparency in presidential elections. House Bill 1328, which would require candidates for president and vice president to submit their tax returns to the Colorado secretary of state as a condition of being placed on the ballot,...

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Rash of Thefts in Central La Plata County
Apr17

Rash of Thefts in Central La Plata County

Date/Time:  11:30AM Friday April 14, 2017 MST La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to lock their cars & garages and to not leave mail in their mail boxes, after a rash of thefts over the past several days. Just this week, there have been at least five thefts from cars and garages between the 9000 block and 12000 block of County Road 213, also called La Posta Road. Electronics, clothing and other items were...

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LPEA adds scholarship opportunity for aspiring Linemen & women
Apr03

LPEA adds scholarship opportunity for aspiring Linemen & women

Scholarship designed for those seeking a career in electric utility operations DURANGO, Colo. – Adding to the cooperative’s mix of scholarships, the La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors has approved the new La Plata Electric Lineman Scholarship. Applications will be available Monday, April 3, and due by Friday, April 28, 2017 – for use in the upcoming academic year. “We want to support our next generation of...

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Have Legal Questions? Free Legal Clinic – Ignacio Library
Apr03

Have Legal Questions? Free Legal Clinic – Ignacio Library

The next upcoming legal clinic is Friday, April 14, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM on the second FRIDAY of each month at the Ignacio Community Library at 470 Goddard Avenue in Ignacio.     By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil...

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FLC Environmental Center to hold Sustainability Summit on March 21
Mar17

FLC Environmental Center to hold Sustainability Summit on March 21

DURANGO, CO — The Fort Lewis College (FLC) Environmental Center is holding its 4th Annual Sustainability Summit on Tuesday, March 21 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Summit, which is free and open to everyone, will be held in the Student Union Vallecito Room. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Power Up: How to Influence Power Structures to Create a More Sustainable World.” “The event will include sustainability literacy programming, updates...

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La Plata County holds open house on drone use for emergency response
Mar17

La Plata County holds open house on drone use for emergency response

DURANGO – The La Plata County Office of Emergency Management will hold an open house from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 1101 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, to present an overview of a proposed project to use county drone systems for emergency response and disaster mitigation. These unmanned aerial systems allow county staff to quickly, safely and accurately assess actual and potential...

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Alliance Director Moderates Entrepreneurs of the SW Meetup
Mar17

Alliance Director Moderates Entrepreneurs of the SW Meetup

Roger Zalneraitis, Executive Director of The La Plata Economic Development Alliance, will moderate at the next Entrepreneurs of the Southwest Meetup Bringing Branches to Durango Branches in Durango – no this is not trees! But maybe similar. Durango is a great place to live and work, we all know that, but difficult and perhaps not conducive for large corporations. So why and how do we continue to see branches of very large companies...

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County Road 250 will be open today at 5 pm
Mar08

County Road 250 will be open today at 5 pm

County Road 250 will reopen in 2700 block at 5 p.m. DURANGO –The 2700 block of County Road 250 will reopen to both directions of travel at 5 p.m. today.  Northbound traffic up to the 2700 block of CR 250 should not be impacted by the closure.  The debris flows that have impacted the road since its February 10 closure have ceased. Road & Bridge crews will spend the day removing remaining debris from bar ditches. They will then...

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