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

White: Working together out of our love for Durango

I have been honored to serve Durango as Mayor for the last 11 months. One of the privileges that come with the office is this monthly column, an opportunity to explain some of the actions and needs...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

White: Homelessness in Durango - When ‘they’ are ‘us’

Last Saturday was a typical day in Durango. Even during the holiday weekend, there were three significant events to engage people and, notably, all dealt with marginalized populations. Given the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

White: Join us in efforts to deal with a changing climate

Climate change is real. In 2017, weather-related disasters in the United States alone cost more than $300 billion, part of a multi-decade trend in which loaded climate dice yield increasingly...

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

White: Transit changes and aspirations

As we look beyond the holiday season to the New Year, the city of Durango plans a significant operational change for Durango Transit, beginning April 1. Public transportation systems across the...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

White: Thanksgiving reflections on people and place

Over breakfast each day, my wife and I give thanks for spending another day together in Durango and for the friends and family near and far who enrich our lives. The phrase “in Durango” is central...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

White: Addressing ‘wicked’ fiscal issues

Few topics are more yawn-inducing than budgets, but hardly any are more important for government at any level. So, have an extra cup of coffee and read on. Durango City Council is well into the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

White: DFPD - A vital service our lives depend upon

This summer, Durango sustained three events that underscore the critical importance of swift and effective fire protection services: the 1111 Camino del Rio blaze, the tragic fire at Tercero...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

White: Short- and long-term planning, budget and bears

In the middle of my seventh year on Durango City Council, I find that my attention has turned to strategic planning around long-term civic needs. This effort must occur even as the council and...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Mayor

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