City Currents - January 24, 2020
Snowdown 2020


Have Fun & Be Safe!

If you plan to attend the Snowdown Parade on Jan. 31, please be aware of parking and street closures.

Better yet, take advantage of FREE Transit service Jan. 31. The Main Avenue Trolley and all loop routes will be free all day. There will also be special shuttle service for the north and south ends of Durango from 3-9 p.m.  

Large crowds increase the risk of children or at-risk persons getting separated from parents or caregivers. This year, the Durango Police Department and community partners will have a Child Location Station at the Durango Welcome Center, 802 Main Avenue. Child identification wristbands will be available at the Welcome Center during the week leading up to the parade. Learn more about what parents and citizens can do to help ensure any children who go missing at the parade are found safely.

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Community Satisfaction Survey

We Want to Hear from You!

The City wants citizens’ feedback on important issues influencing quality of life and future livability in Durango. A Community Satisfaction Survey is available at DurangoGov.org/VirtualCityHall. Survey responses will help guide decisions on how to maintain and/or improve quality of life in Durango using the City’s limited resources. Take advantage of this opportunity to share your priorities, values and vision for the future of Durango. The deadline to take the short survey is FEB. 10, 2020. For more information, contact Amber Blake, Interim City Manager, at (970) 375-4949.

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Council Connection - Jan. 21, 2020

Catch Up on Council Connection

At the Jan. 21 City Council meeting, Councilors approved the Parks, Open Space, Trails & Recreation Master Plan and heard updates from Durango Transit and the City's Census Committee. Watch the Jan. 21, 2020 episode of Council Connection for more highlights.

The next regular City Council meeting is Tuesday, Feb. 4. Find a complete agenda at DurangoGov.org/meetings. Watch the meeting live on cable channels 191/981 or over-the-air on 10.1, or stream at  DurangoGov.org/DGOV or Facebook.

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Fly Durango

2019 Breaks Records at DRO

Nearly 400,000 passengers traveled through the Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) last year, making 2019 the airport’s busiest year on record. Passenger traffic increased a healthy 3.1 percent from the previous year, finishing at a total of 390,506. 

December alone saw a 6.8 percent increase in passenger traffic over the previous year Records also were set in the months of March, June and July. DRO officials anticipate this upward trajectory will continue into the new decade. Learn more about DRO's record-breaking year and plans for capital investment in infrastructure in 2020. 


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Durango Police Department

Police Announce Online Reporting

The Durango Police Department has deployed a Community Incident Reporting Solution enabling community members to file police reports online. The system provides a fast and efficient way for residents to report a variety of low priority incidents (crimes not in progress), including cold thefts, vandalism, abandoned vehicles and graffiti. The Report Incident link is located at DurangoGov.org/Police.

 
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Census 2020 Video

What is the 2020 Census?

Watch this short video to learn more about why it's so important for communities to have an accurate Census count. Individuals and households will begin to receive mailers in March with codes for filling out the Census online. The Durango Public Library will have computers available for individuals who do not have Internet access. The Census may also be completed over the phone or via a paper form. More details to come!

Need extra income? The U.S. Census Bureau is still recruiting to fill positions to assist with the count. Jobs offer flexible hours, competitive pay, paid training and mileage reimbursement. Income from temporary Census income DOES NOT affect benefits from public programs including Medicaid, Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). Learn more about Census jobs or apply online.  

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Attorney Ken Fellman explains 5G

What is 5G Technology?

What is 5G technology and how can it impact neighborhoods, towns and cities? Ken Fellman, attorney with the Colorado Communications Alliance, explains more about this issue in an interview with Connected Colorado host, Wendy Brockman in Denver.

Learn more about what's happening with 5G technology and proposed cellular towers in Durango on our website: DurangoGov.org/smallcell.

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