News Flash

Posted on: May 19, 2022

City Manager receives temporary authority to manage fire risks

Fire season update

An emergency ordinance was enacted by City Council on Tuesday, giving City Manager José Madrigal the ability to take any and all actions to regulate fire risks within the city. 

 The emergency ordinance will be effective for 60 d...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Sign up for the city's RapidSOS program to help improve 911 response times

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Residents can now sign up to take part in the Durango-La Plata Emergency Communications Center’s new emergency response system RapidSOS. 

The RapidSOS program, which went live March 9, allows 911 dispatchers to locate a caller immediately and usua...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Council schedules hearing on citizen petition to amend land use codes

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At Tuesday night’s meeting the Durango City Council set a public hearing for May 26, 2022 to discuss a citizen-initiated ordinance that affects the location of fire or police departments. The public petition, organized by the community group Citizens Voic...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Community members invited to review the draft conceptual streetscape design for downtown Main Avenue

Downtown desgin open house 5-19-22

The city of Durango, as part of the public engagement process for Downtown’s Next Step, is hosting a community open house Thursday, May 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Lewis College Center for Innovation, 835 Main Ave. Suite 225. The public will ha...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

CORE partnership introduces new vehicle to help with mental health services

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Axis Health Systems and the Durango Police department celebrated the addition of a new unmarked vehicle on Friday, that will aid in how the two organization’s co-responder program (CORE) responds to people experiencing a mental health crisis. &a...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of May 16, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of May 16th, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at DurangoGov.org/NotifyMe&...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Schedule of meetings for the week of May 9, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of May 9th, 2022, is listed below. Find meeting agendas and minutes at DurangoGov.org/Meetings. Sign up to receive meeting schedules automatically at DurangoGov.org/NotifyMe&a...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

City Council finalizes e-bikes for Twin Buttes, approves additional spending for capital projects

5-3-22 ebikes approved for Twin Buttes

After an extensive trial period, the Durango City Council finalized approval of Class 1 e-bikes on the Twin Buttes trail system at its meeting Tuesday evening.

Although scheduled as a quick consent agenda item, councilors took time out of the meeting to ce...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Local event-organizers can apply for marketing funds available from lodgers tax

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Applications for marketing services used to promote local events are being accepted by Visit Durango as part of additional funding available from city lodgers tax collections.

New and existing local events are eligible to apply. The amounts awarded will ra...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Trail work at Horse Gulch includes Half Ridge, Powerline and Flame Out trails

Trail work begins in Horse Gulch

The Durango Parks and Recreation Department is working with Durango Trails and Southwest Conservation Corps to conduct trail work in Horse Gulch. Half Ridge, Powerline, and Flame Out Trails will be realigned during this project. Work began Wednesday April...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Free workshops offered on reducing wildfire danger on private property

Wildfire mitigation classes

Durango Fire Protection District and the Durango Parks and Recreation department are partnering for a series of classes to educate homeowners how to reduce wildfire risk on their property.  

The workshops will take place 5-6:30 p.m. on May 11, 18 ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Volunteers needed for City of Durango’s boards and commissions

Volunteers needed for boards and commissions

The Durango City Council seeks volunteers to serve on the following city boards and commissions:  

Board/Commission                        ...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 3, 2022

Word Honey

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Come to write, read, share, or just to listen and enjoy. Writers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Workshop repeats every other Wednesday night. 

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Library News Flash
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Book Club Kits

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Let Durango Public Library help you build your own book club!

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Library Community Champ

Library Community Champ 2022

Know somebody who's made a difference for DPL? Nominations for the Library Community Champion are now open!

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

The Great Garden Series 2022!

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The Durango Public Library has teamed up with Durango Botanic Gardens and La Plata County Colorado State University Extension Service to bring you a series of lectures, workshops covering a broad range of topics: natural pesticides, composting, bee keepin...

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Library News Flash
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Lego Club & STEAM Lab

LEGO Club and STEAM Lab

Build, explore, create and problem solve!  Drop in to build, create and play with the library's LEGO collection, and join us for fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) based activities.  LegoClub and SteamLa...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 11, 2022

Durango to host the 2022 BMX State Championships Aug. 20-21

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Durango has been selected to host the 2022 BMX State Championships August 20 and 21. Durango BMX was the No. 1 track in Colorado for 2021, so it was picked to host the 2022 championship. There are 14 tracks in Colorado and because Durango had the largest ...

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Parks & Rec News Flash
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Lake Nighthorse is open

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The lake is open Fri-Sun for non-motorized recreation through May 8. Daily operations and motorized recreation start May 13. Guarded swim beach opens June 1.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Apply for a job with Parks and Recreation today

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A variety of full time and part time positions are available with Durango Parks and Recreation. Part time positions offer flexibility and perks including free passes to the Recreation Center, Chapman Hill and Durango Transit. Full time positions include e...

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Parks & Rec News Flash
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Register for summer programs

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The Spring/Summer Enrichment Activity Guide is available in English and Spanish online.

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