Durango City Council candidate pleaded guilty to crimes in 2007

Seth Furtney’s guilty pleas to criminal mischief and trespassing in 2007 have come back to haunt him during his candidacy for Durango City Council. Furtney, a commercial property owner and former...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council candidates sound off on affordable housing

Durango’s seven City Council candidates agreed housing affordability is a top issue but differed about how they would use their four years in office to address the issue. The candidates are running...

DATE: March 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youssef runs for re-election with an eye on finances

Last fall, Melissa Youssef carefully considered whether she would put her name in for another four-year term on Durango City Council. By year’s end, she was committed – she couldn’t bring herself...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jessika Buell aims to champion small businesses on City Council

Jessika Buell, a newcomer candidate for Durango City Council, said she’s long wanted to get into politics – she just didn’t know when. Buell, 39, grew up researching political election issues with...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Landscaper, chef makes run for Durango City Council

Lisa McCorry said she is running for Durango City Council to add some socioeconomic diversity to the mix. McCorry, 41, is one of seven candidates vying for three open seats on the council during...

DATE: March 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former tourism director touts experience in Durango City Council race

Frank Lockwood says he is the second-most experienced candidate running for Durango City Council, after Melissa Youssef, the only incumbent candidate. Lockwood, 70, is one of seven candidates...

DATE: March 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango advisory board member aims to leap onto City Council

For Seth Furtney, a candidate for Durango City Council, his commitment to public service goes back to his roots. His father died when he was 9, and his mother allowed her three sons to roam free in...

DATE: March 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Asked to build affordable housing or pay a fee, Durango developers opt for fees

Twin Buttes of Durango is the latest Durango development to prefer paying a fee instead of building designated affordable units. But the city of Durango is starting to second-guess that approach....

DATE: March 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community organizer, activist aims to bring working-class view to City Council

Harrison Wendt has always thought of running for public office – although he did not necessarily plan to do it at 23 years old. Wendt decided to run for Durango City Council last summer after...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Environmental consultant takes on run for Durango City Council

Olivier Bosmans decided to jump into the race for Durango City Council in February. He was one of the last people to turn in his candidacy paperwork, he said. “The more I started getting involved...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council candidates talk taxes, housing and bump-outs at forum

And they’re off: The seven Durango City Council candidates took their stances this week on issues such as housing, business and budgets during the first candidates forum of the municipal election...

DATE: March 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mason Center slated for summer demolition

The city of Durango this summer plans to demolish the dilapidated Mason Center, former home of a gymnastics program, elementary school and multiple education centers. The 15,300-square-foot...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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