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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Earth Week Bingo is back with activities and virtual events April 15-30

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Earth Day is April 22, and the city of Durango is again partnering with local organizations to celebrate virtually with Earth Week Bingo! Community members are invited to complete family-friendly activities and join online events Thursday, April 15 throug...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Frontier Airlines establishes service at DRO to Denver and Las Vegas

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Durango-LaPlata County Airport (DRO) is pleased to announce Frontier Airlines will be establishing year-round nonstop service between Durango and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport (LAS), and seasonal nonstop service to Denver Internation...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

City offers grants for public art and related projects

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The city of Durango’s Creative Economy Commission is offering grants of up to $5,000 to support public art, cultural events, and creative projects that enhance the city’s Character Districts.  

 

The deadline for the first round of applica...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Schedule of Meetings for the Week of April 12, 2021

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Monday, April 12

4:30 pm     Durango Renewal Partnership (URA) Meeting

Virtual Meeting – Send public comment to Alex.Rugoff@durangogov.org

See agenda for how to participate in this virtual meeting

6:00 pm &nbs...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

In-river maintenance at 29th Street river access begins April 12

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The city will be doing in-river maintenance near the Animas River access at 29th Street at the south end of Memorial Park starting Monday, April 12. The work will repair erosion damage and stabilize the area along the riverbank and boulder structure to mi...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Youssef, Buell, Bosmans win City Council seats; 1A passes

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City Council candidates Jessika Buell, Olivier Bosmans and Melissa Youssef received the most votes for three open seats on Durango City Council according to preliminary election results. Voters also approved ballot issue 1A, which increases the city lodge...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Do you know a Library Community Champion?

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The Durango Public Library Advisory Board is accepting nominations for the 2021 Library Community Champion Award. Applications are available at DurangoGov.org/Library or at the library information table, adjacent to the stairwell. Applications will be acc...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

Durango Parks and Recreation Director announces retirement

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Cathy Metz, longtime director of the City of Durango Parks and Recreation Department, has announced her retirement effective July 2, 2021.  

"Twenty-five years of service to the city of Durango is an outstanding accomplishment," City Man...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Brush up on safety knowledge with free community classes

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Durango Fire Protection District and Durango Parks and Recreation are partnering to offer free classes for community members interested in learning about safe practices for outdoor adventures or at home.

“We look at community data from medical a...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

COVID-19 Outbreak Identified at City of Durango Utilities Department

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The City of Durango and San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) have identified a COVID-19 outbreak within the Utilities Department. The Collections and Distribution Division had three staff members test positive the week of March 22. The division maintains ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Volunteer with Durango Parks and Recreation!

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Are you looking for ways to make a difference in your community? A variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities are available with Friends of Parks and Recreation. The program matches volunteers’ expertise and interests with opportunities including:

  • Parks,...
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Posted on: March 26, 2021

Durango Public Library offers new Tough Topics materials

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Durango Public Library has a new collection designed to assist adults in discussing sensitive subjects with children. Materials, including books, a guide on talking to kids about difficult subjects and a list of resources, are organized into “To...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

Lake Nighthorse opens on April 2

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Lake Nighthorse Recreation Area will open for the 2021 season on Friday, April 2. The lake will be open for non-motorized recreation 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, April 2 through May 9. Daily operations will begin May 14, and motorized ...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Spring Cleanup begins April 5

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Spring cleanup for the city of Durango will be April 5 through May 9. City crews will be moving through residential neighborhoods picking up the following materials:

  • Furniture
  • Large Appliances
  • Scrap metal, drywall, fencing, carpeting, tiles, and open dried p...
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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Durango

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Beginning Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Durango, Atmos Energy will commence a series of pipe replacement projects to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas system while reducing greenhouse gas emissions throughout Colorado.“...

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Posted on: February 9, 2021

2020 tax forms available at Durango Public Library

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Durango Public Library is offering a printable tax form service through April 15, 2021. Standard 1040, 1040SR and 1040 instruction booklets and the Colorado State form and booklet are available in the curbside pick-up area, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday throu...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Ready To Reopen!

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The Durango Public Library building will open with limited hours beginning March 2. The building will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curbside pick-up will be available for those who need it from 9 to 10 a.m.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

2021 Library Community Champion

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The Durango Public Library Advisory Board is accepting nominations for the 2021 Library Community Champion Award. Applications are available here or at the library information table, adjacent to the stairwell. Applications will be accepted through Friday,...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Common Grounds Cafe Is Open

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Common Grounds Cafe is open Monday-Friday, 10am to 2pm (curbside service only on Mondays). We have pastries and sandwiches from Bread Bakery and coffee from local roasters, Desert Sun. Our drink menu includes common cafe beverages as well as adventurous d...
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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Placing Holds and Curbside Service

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  Place holds in our online catalog, and then wait for the email or text message that they are ready for pick-up.  After notification, you can:

    • Stop by during our open hours from 10am-4pm, Tuesday – Saturday an...
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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Request Tax Forms

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The Colorado State tax form with instructions  and the Federal 1040 and 1040-SR forms with instructions can be picked up in the lobby of the Library, Tuesday – Saturday from 10am-4pm.    If you need other tax f...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Indie Lens Pop-Up: Philly D.A.

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In 2017, Philadelphia had one of the highest incarceration rates of any major city in the United States. And it’s become the epicenter of a historic experiment that could shape the future of prosecution in America for decades to come. When civil rights at...

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Posted on: April 2, 2021

April Book Club

APRIL BOOK CLUB

 Looking for a non-traditional book club? Then join to us to discuss whatever you've been reading or watching lately!

Contact Spenser at spenser.snarr@durangogov.org for event login details

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Wilderness & America

Wilderness And America

Wilderness in America has been an idea, an ideal, and finally it became a law in 1964 with passage of the Wilderness Act which preserves millions of acres of land in its primitive state. Join Dr. Andrew Gulliford on April 22 at 6pm as he delves into our c...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Get a text when your items are ready for pick-up!

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If you would like to be notified by text rather than email when items you have on hold are ready for pickup you can sign up for SMS text messaging using the steps below:

a.  visit the library online catalog website   (https://dur...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Weekly Activity Kits for Kids and Teens

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Are you missing the youth programming at Durango Public Library? Activity Kits - a great way to keep kids of all ages involved with the library - are available at our curbside pickup every Tuesday through Saturday.  

Activity Kits include the nece...

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Posted on: July 29, 2020

Try A Hold Shelf Surprise

Hold Shelf Surprise

Looking for a good book (movie, audiobook, music CD, etc) but not quite sure what you want? Fill out this form and we’ll place around 10 items we think you’ll like on the hold shelf for you. Once you are notified they are ready, you can either stop by the...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Library App

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Don't forget to download and install the library's Mobile App which can be found by conducting a search for "Durango Public Library" in Google Play and iOS App Stores.  

With the App you will be able to:

  • Browse the onlin...
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