New city website gets updated and fresh feel

Michelle Obama's visit to Durango was not the only big news Wednesday afternoon. About the same time as the first lady's campaign rally at Fort Lewis College, the city of Durango unveiled a reformatted website at

This new version of the city's website features a slide show of postcard images of the train, library, the Animas River and some of Durango's wildest residents, its bears.

Link headers such as “How do I?” give information on topics about applying for a library card or business license.

Many of the pages will look familiar to regular users of the site. The group picture of the City Council has not changed.

Julie Brown, the city finance director, will give a presentation about the new website Tuesday night at the City Council meeting.