Professor White bleeds green

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Professor White bleeds green

Climate-change activist to lead Durango as mayor
Incoming Durango Mayor Dick White, who increasingly expresses the concern that “we are cooked” because of climate change, acts on his views. He owns a Toyota Prius and has solar panels on his roof.
Incoming Durango Mayor Dick White works on his laptop in his home office that doubles as a guest bedroom. White is working on contributing a chapter for a college textbook. White sees his new role as mayor as beginning “a community conversation.”

Professor White bleeds green

Incoming Durango Mayor Dick White, who increasingly expresses the concern that “we are cooked” because of climate change, acts on his views. He owns a Toyota Prius and has solar panels on his roof.
Incoming Durango Mayor Dick White works on his laptop in his home office that doubles as a guest bedroom. White is working on contributing a chapter for a college textbook. White sees his new role as mayor as beginning “a community conversation.”
Dick White

Here are a few of incoming-Mayor Dick White’s favorite things:



Favorite movie: “Lincoln.”

Favorite science Fiction author: Arthur C. Clarke.

Favorite sports: Golf and basketball. He’s a regular at both Hillcrest Golf Course and pickup basketball at the Durango Community Recreation Center.

Favorite sports teams: Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bears, Denver Nuggets.

Favorite restaurant: Cypress Cafe.

Favorite Friday night dish at home: Grilled or baked fish and a bottle of wine.

Favorite coffee shop: Durango Coffee Co.

Favorite music: Classical.

High school band instrument: Trumpet.

Famous former pupils: Rebecca Elson, an astronomer and poet whose book, Responsibility to Awe, mentions White; Rod Roddenberry, a TV producer and son of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry; other former students work at the Peabody Museum at Harvard, the Goddard Space Flight Center and in Silicon Valley.

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