News Flash

Posted on: May 26, 2022

Emergency smoking and fire restrictions ordered by the city

Smoking and Fire Restriction

Durango City Manager José Madrigal has ordered fire and smoking restrictions effective immediately. 

The new fire restrictions prohibit all open fires or any kind or the burning of any material of any kind on public or private property ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Perins Peak Fire Update 5/26, 12 p.m.

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5/26 12:00 p.m.

The Perins Peak Fire saw no growth during yesterday’s operational period. Firefighters made good progress working with multiple single engine airtankers and helicopters to construct and secure fireline. Engine crews installed a ho...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Durango-La Plata 911 Communications Center gives the public a look behind the scenes

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On June 2, 2022 the Durango-La Plata 911 Communications center will be hosting an open house to show members of the public what it is that our local dispatchers do. 

“On June 2nd, from 11 am to 2 pm we’re hosting an Op...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

City Schedule for Memorial Day

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The following is the City of Durango’s schedule for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30, 2022:

  • City Administrative Offices will be closed, including City Hall, River City Hall, Police Station and Substation, Transit Center, Greenmo...
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Posted on: May 24, 2022

City to start talks with Fire Protection District on the use of River City Hall for fire services

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At a special meeting Tuesday Durango City Council voted to begin negotiating terms that would allow the Durango Fire Protection District (DFPD) to use River City Hall as its downtown fire station. 

“My biggest hope here is that this will...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Fire near Perins Peak at 70 acres

Fire near Edgemont Ranch

 

 

 

 

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City of Durango News Flash
Posted on: May 23, 2022

City seeks to promote Local art and culture through Lodger’s Tax revenue

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Durango residents looking to share the diverse cultures of the region with their community and bring art to public spaces can now apply for funding through the city’s Lodger’s Tax: Arts and Culture fund.  

In the April 2021 election, the voters of...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

UPDATED: Schedule of meetings for the week of May 23, 2022

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The schedule of meetings for the city of Durango for the week of May 23rd , 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 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 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: 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 23, 2022

hoopla is here!

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Borrow and enjoy comics, movies, TV, magazines, audiobooks, eBooks, or music everywhere you have a screen -your computer, your phone, your car, even your smart TV. All you need is your library card. hoopla syncs across all your devices, ...

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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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Library News Flash

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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