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Clean Water Durango to hold film screening

Clean Water Durango will host a screening of “Our Daily Dose,” a documentary about water fluoridation and health risks associated with fluoride, from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Community...

DATE: March 27, 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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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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Fluoridation opponent calls it ‘mass medication’

Jim Forleo is a local chiropractor who has been one of the most vocal opponents of the fluoride added to Durango’s drinking water system. He said the argument boils down to three major points:...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Fluoridation supporter says it is safe, effective

Molly Pereira is the associate executive director of operations for the Colorado Dental Association and is a proponent of adding fluoride to community water systems to benefit the oral hygiene of...

DATE: March 18, 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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Thursday forum focuses on City Council election, fluoride issue

A public forum examining the City Council election and the fluoride ballot issue will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Smith Chambers in City Hall, 949 East Second Ave. The mail-in, April...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Photo: Whistlestopping

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

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Campaign group forms to support fluoridation

Several Durangoans have formed Healthy Kids, Healthy Durango, a campaign group to oppose Question 1A, the measure to remove fluoride from the city’s drinking water. The Question 1A will be on the...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news