Council looks to give better direction to staff

In my April editorial, I noted that change is in the air. Durango has a new City Council, with fresh ideas, open minds and a willingness to challenge the status quo. We recently gathered for a...

DATE: May 25, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

New Council and fresh restart for city

Spring has arrived in Durango and change is in the air. Mother Nature delivered both negatives and positives this past year, with a devastating drought and a wildfire that raged for months on end,...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

We can’t afford to turn down this sales tax hike

As the mayor of Durango, I have a positive outlook on issues that make a difference to the residents of my hometown. Historically, our town has burned many times and, like a phoenix, rises to be...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Our Durango will capture your heart

Happy New Year in 2019! 2018 is now in our rearview mirror. We all may have had difficult days, and now let’s look forward to healthier and happy times. Is your cup half full or half empty? Our...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Salute to city workers, local shopping

Giggles and squeals bounce off the Recreation Center walls as swimmers, families, and grandparents enjoy the waters during the holidays. Lighting the christmas tree at Buckley Park and singing with...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Comparing apples to oranges

Ballot Question 2A for the new police station and maintaining the streets has brought an unusual comparison of apples and oranges in an op-ed published in the Herald (10/13). I don’t live in...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Invest in Durango; vote YES on 2A

What did your hair look like in 1982? That year was the last time the city of Durango asked for a property tax increase. On Oct. 15, ballots will drop for our consideration of a “Back to Basics”...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Marbury: A raise in sales and property taxes is needed

I believe in our historic town and support the brave men and women in blue who put their lives on the line every day for all of us! I’m voting for construction, operation and maintenance of a new...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Marbury: Sample what’s really cool: This town

Durango is a town of shiny bicycles and stunning stagecoaches. I can walk downtown and hear a variety of languages and accents. I see license plates from all over the country at the parking meters....

DATE: July 27, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Marbury: I could not be prouder of our town

The firefighters and support teams protecting Durango are our heroes. I see signs at businesses and placards in windows, and I hear the applause in the voices of residents in our community for...

DATE: June 23, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Do not take our unique oasis for granted

Recently, while I was walking down my street, I met a lady from New Hampshire. This athletic senior and her husband drove across country to ride in the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. We chatted...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

Marbury: Another wonderful day in Durango; proud to call it home

Happy Spring! My answering machine says, “It’s another wonderful day in Durango and we’re lucky to live here.” I haven’t changed my opinion since 1974 when I first drove into Durango. Our unique...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

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