Local elections

Why did Durango voters flip and approve a tax increase?

It took the city of Durango just five months to pivot from a monumental tax-increase defeat to a marginal approval for higher taxes. So what happened? What convinced the voting public that a tax...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxter and Noseworthy win seats on City Council

Durango voters chose Kim Baxter and Barbara Noseworthy to join City Council, filling seats being vacated by two term-limited councilors who have spent eight years on the board. Baxter, a...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango voters narrowly approve sales tax question

Durango voters narrowly approved a half-cent sales tax increase Tuesday to pay for road improvements. Unofficial results had 2,305 residents in favor of the sales tax increase, while 2,110...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to return election ballots

It’s election day, and Durango voters have until 7 p.m. to cast ballots for two new city councilors and a proposed sales tax increase. Of the approximately 12,000 registered voters in Durango,...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango dismisses campaign finance complaint filed against city

A campaign finance complaint accusing Durango city councilors and the city manager of illegally using taxpayer money to encourage electors to vote for a proposed sales-tax increase has been...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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 | 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

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