City & County

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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LA PLATA COUNTY REAL ESTATE
Feb01

LA PLATA COUNTY REAL ESTATE

LA PLATA COUNTY REAL ESTATE APPRECIATION One of the benefits and reasons to purchase real estate is the concept that it will appreciate over time. Most of us look at our homes as an investment; an asset that will appreciate as time goes on. In the last several years, we have seen the real estate market both decrease and increase. Because of this, it can be very helpful to look at market trends to gain and understanding of the state of...

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Looks like snow today!
Jan21

Looks like snow today!

“Honey, can you look outside and see if it is snowing yet?” “Yep, it looks like snow today!” WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT! Check out the Durango weather forecast! Areas impacted include: Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Mancos, Pagosa Springs, Cortez and Dove Creek. Travel can be challenging this weekend with limited visibilty and   snowy roads. (Photos: Sam Rose) Time for sledding, toboganning, and getting ready...

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EPA Releases Final Gold King Report
Jan13

EPA Releases Final Gold King Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that the Animas and San Juan Rivers have returned to conditions that existed prior to the Gold King Mine spill. The findings were released in the Agency’s final report, which was made available to the public last week.

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County Drones Help Cut Costs
Jan13

County Drones Help Cut Costs

With the purchase of three drones to assist search and rescue, La Plata County recently became one of the nation’s first county governments to incorporate drone technology in day-to-day operations.

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The Year in Review
Jan02

The Year in Review

2016 was a year of firsts for Southwest Colorado. The designation of the Bonita Mining District as a Superfund clean-up site in San Juan County ended a decades long debate while a new pipeline system promised delivery of the first domestic water from the long-awaited Animas La Plata Project. The City Arts Commission de-commissioned the Arc of History, and we mourned the death of Durango’s first-ever Blue Angel. Here’s a special...

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BID Report – Singing With Santa and Noel Night
Dec02

BID Report – Singing With Santa and Noel Night

Singing With Santa and Noel Night are two holiday events that will kick off the holiday season in Durango. Tim Walsworth, director of the Durango Business Improvement District, shares more info.

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Dems Win Local Races
Nov12

Dems Win Local Races

As local Republicans cheered for every electoral vote that rolled in for now-President-Elect Donald Trump on Election Day, La Plata County Democrats celebrated victories in key local races. An Animas High School senior is on a literary mission to Guatemala next month. Find out how you can help. And what does a love coach do for a living? Emyrald Sinclaire explains her unusual occupation on this edition of Durango TV...

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