City councilor given OK to discuss Durango Mesa Park development

The Durango Board of Ethics has cleared the way for City Councilor Kim Baxter to discuss development of land owned by a nonprofit for which her husband serves as a board member. Baxter sought the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ethics board to investigate complaint against Durango city manager

Durango’s Board of Ethics opened an inquiry Wednesday into whether City Manager Ron LeBlanc violated ethics rules when he sold his house with a brokerage co-owned by a city councilor. A complaint...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ethics board clears councilor; keeps screening complaint against city manager

The Durango Board of Ethics cleared City Councilor Chris Bettin of ethical wrongdoing Friday in relation to his brokerage’s sale of the city manager’s house. The unanimous decision from five...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second ethics complaint filed with city of Durango

An ethics complaint was filed this week with the Durango Clerk’s Office, the second allegation of wrongdoing in less than a month. The two complaints – one filed Aug. 2 and the second submitted...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango denies request to view ethics complaint

The Durango Clerk’s Office on Friday denied a Colorado Open Records Act request to review an ethics complaint that was filed last week, saying the document is privileged and confidential. The...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango city manager lists house for sale with councilor’s firm

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc has his house listed for sale with Durango Land and Homes, a real estate brokerage owned and managed by City Councilor Chris Bettin. City ethics forbid supervisors...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts revised ethics policies

La Plata County commissioners formally adopted on Tuesday revised ethics policies that address issues such as lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest. The updates come after some county...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County ethics policies set for adoption in February

La Plata County is on track to adopt new ethics policies next month that address a range of issues, including lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest, after concerns were raised by some county...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners consider new ethical policies

The La Plata County commissioners are considering new ethical policies that address paid travel, lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest. Commissioners reviewed a draft of the new rules during...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ethics complaint against La Plata County commissioners falls flat

An independent review has found no wrongdoing on the part of La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, who was accused of having a conflict of interest and accepting things of value while serving...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some Southwest Colorado hospitals won’t offer aid-in-dying drugs

Though the aid-in-dying proposition overwhelmingly passed in Colorado last fall, hospitals throughout Southwest Colorado have opted out of the program, leaving local residents with few options for...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ethics board approves code update

The city’s Ethics Board unanimously approved an update to the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics Policy on Wednesday. The code is meant to guide city officials, employees, volunteers and...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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