Jan 05 2021
Under Durango’s Home Rule form of Government, our city’s charter specifies a council-manager form of government. Citizens elect five city council members to serve four-year terms, during which they are to develop goals, set policies, and appoint a city manager…
Dec 30 2020
Amid all the noise and drama of the November presidential election, readers may have missed the full significance of the recent Durango School District 9-R bond vote, also on Nov. 3.
That voters approved a bond raising $90 million to support…
Dec 01 2020
Do virtual meetings foster or limit civic participation?
Dogs leaping into a city councilor’s lap. Crunching on tortilla chips without hitting mute. Kids yelling and partners doing chores in the background.
Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, public officials in Durango are…
Dec 01 2020
Council makes the courageous choice to protect the public from COVID-19
After several discussions and a marathon meeting Monday, Durango City Councilors voted 4-1 in favor of a new ordinance requiring the wearing of masks in public places. The ordinance includes…
Oct 02 2020
Community Relations Commission aims to create inclusive process
As the city of Durango prepares to update trail signs at Horse Gulch, city staff members are asking for input on trail names. Some names need to be re-examined, according to the city’s…
Sep 18 2020
To the editor,
I want to take this opportunity to convey my deep gratitude to the many members of our community who participated in the search process for Durango’s new city manager. Although the process is not yet over (we still…
Aug 24 2020
‘I am thrilled,’ says Jose Madrigal. ‘I am excited to take on new challenges’
After months of searching for the right city manager candidate, Durango City Council unanimously decided Friday to offer the position to Jose Madrigal of Texas.
Madrigal’s main competition…
Aug 06 2020
Two candidates ‘exceptionally qualified,’ officials say
Finalists for the Durango city manager position took a citywide tour this week, and both left excited and impressed by what the town has to offer.
Durango has been in the process of hiring a new…
Jul 27 2020
Pair uses wheelchairs to learn about obstacles to access for disabled people
“This is tough. I’m not even going to try to open the door because I roll down the incline,” said City Councilor Barbara Noseworthy as she tried to get…
Jun 18 2020
Councilors say coverings improve safety during reopening
The city of Durango will extend its mandatory face-covering order indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Durango City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the order, which had been scheduled to end Friday. Face…