Nov 05 2019
As Arctic air moved into Durango on Tuesday night bringing below-freezing temperatures, residents discussed practical options for helping homeless residents endure the cold.
Mayor Melissa Youssef and La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff welcomed a crowd of about 50 people interested…
Oct 22 2019
Colorado Bureau of Investigation looking into misappropriation of funds
The finance director for the city of Durango resigned this week amid an investigation into an alleged misappropriation of public funds.
The city said it is working with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation…
Oct 18 2019
Durango City Council agrees that the $94 million municipal budget should be easier to read for laypeople and more clear about income and cost assumptions based on trends and staff experience.
But plenty went undecided about details in the 355-page proposed…
Sep 30 2019
Durango City Council decided Tuesday to terminate City Manager Ron LeBlanc’s contract, ending his 12-year tenure, and appointed Assistant City Manager Amber Blake to serve in the interim position.
It is a mutual agreement between LeBlanc and the City Council. LeBlanc…
Sep 30 2019
Durango City Council agreed Tuesday to offer resources for a temporary homeless camp established last week by La Plata County government south of downtown Durango.
La Plata County commissioners approved 200 acres of county land west of La Posta Road near…
Sep 10 2019
This famous quote coined by Zig Ziglar was taken to heart by the city of Durango at its Aug. 20 board meeting (see the Herald’s Aug. 27 article). Never heard of Ziglar? He was an American author, salesman and motivational…
Sep 06 2019
Durango City Council’s policy goals changed this week for the first time in five years, despite an almost $30 million revenue increase since 2014.
Most of the money the city spends to keep services and maintain infrastructure comes from taxpayers, and…
Aug 09 2019
City Council vows to research how to achieve carbon-neutral goal
Dozens of area residents are asking the Durango City Council to set a goal of powering the city with 100% renewable energy by 2050, even if there isn’t a clear path…
Aug 09 2019
Durango’s city manager may soon be under a more watchful eye as the City Council mulls dozens of evaluation criteria for the municipality’s top administrator.
Five city councilors identified more than 100 measures of success for Durango’s city manager at a…
Jul 30 2019
As elected officials in Durango, Colorado, and Aztec, New Mexico, we each serve communities that are very different. But what we have in common is a 2,500-square-mile problem that affects our shared economy, watershed and airshed. The Four Corners methane…