Durango

March 17, 2011--Plan recommends new water rules (Durango Herald)

If the Durango City Council adopts the recommendations of a new water plan, residential users would be subject to the same landscaping and watering ordinances that currently apply only to new commercial and multifamily construction.


Water Pollution at La Plata County Jail

La Plata County is headed to trial in October in a lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer over groundwater pollution at the jail. La Plata County wants Brown Group Retail, Inc., to pay the costs of cleaning up groundwater that is polluted with toxic, chlorine-based solvents.

October 14, 2010--Stalled in the water (Durango Telegraph)

There is rock, but it will be a few more years before the city rolls on the new Whitewater Park. Despite the arrival of 3,600 tons of free boulders, courtesy the Glacier Club and National Guard, there will not be enough money in city coffers until 2013 to put them to use.


August 21, 2010--Jail pollution lawsuit to go to trial (Durango Herald)

La Plata County is headed to trial in October in its lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer over groundwater pollution at the jail. U.S. Senior Judge Lewis Babcock declined Friday to declare an early victory for either La Plata County or the defendant, Brown Group Retail Inc., setting the stage for a three-week trial starting Oct. 10 in Denver.


January 11, 2010--Durango to address 2010 river issues (Durango Herald)

City Manager Ron LeBlanc wants new laws in place before the summer tubing season that would ban alcohol and late nights and require life jackets on the Animas River. The proposed changes would affect all private and commercial users of the river, but their target is clear: tubers.


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