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  • American Rivers Podcast – Ripple Effects Episode 2: Durango, Colorado

    I want to share a podcast that I recently collaborated on with American Rivers, a Colorado-based non-profit dedicated to protecting wild rivers, restoring damaged rivers, and conserving clean water for people and nature. It was a fun project, highlighting the importance of investing in natural resource-based community assets that improve our quality of life, enhance our enjoyment of the outdoors, and bring tourist dollars to our local economy.
  • Complex Homeless Issue Weighs Heavily on Durango Residents


    Dear Durango Community-

    What are the biggest issues challenging Durango?

    All five candidates running for Durango City Council have repeatedly been asked this question in recent weeks. Our answers are appearing in writing in The Durango Herald and The Durango Telegraph, and have been verbalized at a variety of pre-election forums.

    I initially campaigned on the themes of…

  • A View From the Campaign Trail – March 2017

    I have been wanting to send an update for weeks now..… This campaign is a B-I-G effort and has been a full-time-PLUS job in terms of time and energy as I do my very best to earn your confidence and the trust of the Durango community. I am working hard to prepare and position myself…

  • Teens Thrive- Durango Mental Health Initiative

    New Initiative in Durango Focuses on Teen Suicide, Bullying and Mental Health Awareness

    We want our teens to live lives of joy and purpose. Far too often that joy can be diminished if that teen is grappling with mental health issues or facing extreme social challenges, like bullying. With the intent of providing healing tools and…

  • Interview with Cathy Metz – Director of Parks and Recreation

    Q & A with Cathy Metz

    Cathy Metz has served the City of Durango as Parks and Recreation Director for 20 years. The Parks and Recreation Department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. Under her leadership, the Parks and Recreation Department has earned many accolades, including the National Gold…

  • History of Organic Parks in Durango

    Organic Park Management in Durango, Plus a Q&A with Cathy Metz, Parks and Recreation Director
    Last week on “Your Front Seat,” guest contributor Cody Reinheimer wrote a blog post on Durango’s efforts with organic park management and the Organic Parks Durango organization. This week, I’ll begin with a summary and brief history of the topic. Then,…