Durango City Council

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Durango City Council candidate Melissa Youssef: Homelessness must be addressed immediately

After knocking on hundreds of doors during her campaign, Melissa Youssef believes that homelessness is the most pressing issue for Durango residents, and it must be addressed immediately. “It’s...

DATE: March 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dave McHenry wants the city to get ‘back to basics’

Dave McHenry wants the city to get back to basics such as paving alleys and fixing sidewalks. “Once we accomplish the simple things, we can go back and do the glitzy things,” he said during a...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Tom Eskew vows to bring outsider’s perspective to Durango City Council

A $32 parking ticket and the anticipated use of motorized boats on Lake Nighthorse motivated Tom Eskew to run for Durango City Council. “Durango, it’s like a casino almost, they just always want to...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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City Council candidate Dean Brookie pledges to focus on long-term vision

After four years on the Durango City Council and serving as mayor during the Gold King Mine spill, Dean Brookie said he understands the importance of focusing on the big picture and balancing many...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Chris Bettin believes housing is Durango’s top issue

For Chris Bettin, the No. 1 issue facing Durango is housing. Some aspects of the housing market are beyond Durango City Council’s purview, but he would like to add incentives for developers to...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Fluoride pro’s and con’s debated at Durango forum

Advocates made passionate pleas for preserving and removing fluoride from the city’s water Thursday at a League of Women forum at Durango City Hall. Jim Forleo with Clean Water Durango and Sherrod...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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School District 9-R endorses keeping fluoride in water

The Durango School District 9-R board waded into the fluoride debate Tuesday night, endorsing keeping the mineral in the city of Durango’s water. The issue will go to city voters as ordinance 1A ....

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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City of Durango facing 5 years of transit budget shortfalls

The Durango City Council on Tuesday considered a variety of options to pay for the city’s transit system, including new taxes and fees. The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to cut...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Could jail inmates tip elections in Durango?

Will inmates housed at the La Plata County jail weigh in on next month’s Durango City Council election or whether fluoride should remain in the city’s drinking water? Time will tell. But one thing...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango City Council candidates oppose real estate transaction fees

Complex and divisive real estate transaction fees have been floated as a way to fund affordable housing in Colorado. When a simple yes or no question about them was recently posed at a Durango...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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City Council candidates debate fees, housing

Durango City Council candidates outlined their views on development fees, infrastructure and homelessness, and addressed some nontraditional questions at a forum Wednesday hosted by the Durango...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news