Durango City Council

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Former mayor Christina Rinderle leaves legacy of finding compromise

Christina Rinderle, elected as Durango’s youngest female mayor at age 33, recently left office, after eight years of facing contentious issues such as vacation rentals and secondary housing units. ...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council approves mixed-use building on Escalante Drive

A mixed-use building on Escalante Drive was approved by the Durango City Council Tuesday. Jerry and Karen Zink are proposing the three-story building that will house retail, restaurant and meeting...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango mayor selected, new candidates sworn in

Newly elected Durango City officials took their oaths of office Tuesday in City Hall. Councilors Sweetie Marbury and Dick White said emotional farewells to former mayor Christina Rinderle and...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council approves comprehensive plan update

The Durango City Council unanimously approved the comprehensive plan update Tuesday after hearing some concerns from residents about the cost of water. “It incorporates so many community passions,...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Youssef, Brookie, Bettin win seats on City Council

Melissa Youssef, Dean Brookie and Chris Bettin won seats Tuesday on Durango City Council, according to election results released just after 10 p.m. Youssef led the five candidates with 3,565 votes....

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council names Tony Vicari as airport director

The Durango City Council on Tuesday officially signed off on the appointment of Tony Vicari as director of the Durango-La Plata County Airport. Vicari served nine months as interim director of the...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ballots due by Tuesday in Durango city election

Durango city residents who haven’t turned in election ballots should drop them off at a designated location rather than mail them to ensure they arrive on time and get counted, according to the...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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