Durango survey offers insight into wide-ranging water issues

Durango community members have a chance to weigh in on water issues – such as supply, quality and conservation – as the city of Durango updates its future water plans. Water is not a guarantee for...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Mask marshals’ bring Old West and COVID-19 awareness to Durango

With a “Howdy, partner” and a face covering in hand, actors in Old West costumes are helping Durango organizations encourage mask wearing in the city’s downtown. The Durango Mask Marshal program...

DATE: March 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango zeros in on 10 areas for fire mitigation

The city of Durango and its partners will focus 2021 fire mitigation efforts on 10 different areas in Dalla Mountain Park, Horse Gulch and Overend Mountain Park. The land, totaling 36 acres, makes...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidates discuss Durango’s economic future

Less than a month before election day, Durango’s seven City Council candidates outlined their tools, strategies and priorities for addressing the city’s economic goals. Three of the seven...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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