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La Plata Electric Association vote supports more renewable energy

The La Plata Electric Association board voted unanimously this week to pursue increasing the cap on the amount of renewable energy it can purchase. The board asked staff to negotiate with LPEA’s...

DATE: April 20, 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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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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City of Durango to continue fluoridation program

The city of Durango will continue to fluoridate its water, with final election results showing the ordinance that aimed to stop the program failed overwhelmingly. Election totals showed about 1,735...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Election Day: Only hours left to deliver ballots, vote

It’s Election Day in the city of Durango. Ballots are due to the City Clerk’s office by 7 p.m., which is open to accept ballots or in-person voting 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The office is in City...

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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Pro-fluoride group outpaces foes in fundraising

The passionate campaigns around fluoride in city water have sparked big spending. Durango voters are being asked April 4 to decide whether to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water....

DATE: March 28, 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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Photo: Getting out the vote

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