Local elections

Durango City Council candidates raise, spend money leading up to April election

Money can mean a lot to a political campaign – it buys campaign materials and advertisements and often offers insight to how much support candidates have. But local elections are a bit different,...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Municipal elections are supposed to be nonpartisan. Are they?

By law, Durango City Council elections are nonpartisan, meaning candidates don’t identify as Republican or Democrat on the ballot. But political identities often influence ideas about how to...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidates explain how to make Durango grow

It’s up to City Council to decide how, and in what ways, Durango will evolve. And council candidates differ on what that evolution may look like and what the city government’s role in that should...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Resident accuses city councilors, manager of violating state law

Durango’s city manager and four of five city councilors are accused of using city resources to advocate for a tax increase when state law forbids the practice. Durango resident John Simpson, who...

DATE: March 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s budget and spending come under scrutiny at candidates forum

Budget issues, taxes and better spending practices were the resounding themes for Durango City Council candidates at a forum Monday hosted by the League of Women Voters. Four candidates – Kim...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mailer notifies Durango voters of tax question

Active registered voters in Durango should have received a municipal election informational booklet in the mail this week about ballot measure 1A with arguments for and against the proposed tax...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidates weigh in on sales tax increase

Only one of the four candidates seeking election to Durango City Council supports a sales tax increase that voters must decide in April. Two candidates – Kim Baxter and Jaime McMillan – said they...

DATE: March 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 City Council candidates identify town’s biggest wins and losses

Rebuilding the wastewater treatment plant at Santa Rita Park, failing to prioritize projects and inadequate budgeting for maintenance costs were named as the biggest mistakes the city of Durango...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidates talk business at first forum

Three of the four candidates seeking election to Durango City Council said Thursday they want to bring jobs to the city, but they disagreed about the best way to do it. About 80 people listened to...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Political committees formed to push, oppose Durango tax question

The stage is set for a duel between two local political committees at odds over a proposed sales tax increase that, if passed, would help pay for Durango streets. United for Durango’s Future is...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four candidates will compete for Durango City Council

Durango voters will have four candidates to choose from in the April election for City Council, which has two open seats. Kim Baxter, Jaime McMillan, Barbara Noseworthy and Marcos Wisner have all...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jamie McMillan announces run for City Council

Durango needs jobs, and City Council candidate Jamie McMillan said it’s the city’s responsibility to identify the companies that can bring them and to provide incentives to do so. McMillan, a...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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