Apr 07 2021
Youssef, Buell and Bosmans earn four-year terms
Newcomers Jessika Buell and Olivier Bosmans, along with incumbent Melissa Youssef, won Tuesday’s Durango City Council election, which was largely framed by affordable housing and how best to help local businesses recover from the…
Apr 01 2021
Voters in the Durango City Council election that ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, have time to drop their ballots in the drop boxes around town, but they should not put them in the mail between now and then.…
Mar 31 2021
City of Durango, La Plata County explore new direction for unsheletered
Durango City Council and La Plata County Commission took a significant step forward in a joint session Thursday addressing the possibility of establishing a so-called “managed camp” for unsheltered people.
Mar 29 2021
Council hopefuls sound off on the burning questions du jour
It’s been a bumper crop of City Council candidates this year, with seven locals throwing their names onto the ballot for the seats of Chris Bettin, Dean Brookie (term-limited) and Melissa…
Mar 12 2021
Incumbent City Council candidate aims to bring continuity
Last fall, Melissa Youssef carefully considered whether she would put her name in for another four-year term on Durango City Council. By year’s end, she was committed – she couldn’t bring herself to…
Feb 04 2021
Residents and businesses can apply
Qualifying residents and businesses will be able to get relief on their utility bills as part of a COVID-19 relief program through the city of Durango.
The city is offering up to three months of utility forgiveness…
Feb 04 2021
Potential candidates have until Feb. 9 to enter race
Durango residents interested in running for City Council in April still have time to dive into the growing candidate pool.
Three of five seats are up for grabs during the April 6 election…
Feb 04 2021
Additional revenue would go toward tourism, transit and the arts
For the first time in decades, Durango groups have come together to put a lodgers tax increase on the ballot.
The tax is not paid by Durango residents, but by people staying…
Feb 01 2021
It’s the right time for the proposed crossing
Among the laudable goals of the city of Durango is the intention to make more of it as livable, walkable and bikeable as the city’s downtown area.
On the agenda is a plan to…
Jan 19 2021
Three of five seats up for grabs
Three of five seats are up for grabs during the April 6 Durango City Council election, and already new candidates are signing up to compete.
Councilors Dean Brookie, Chris Bettin and Melissa Youssef are ending…