Local elections

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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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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