Apr 23 2019On April 16th, 2019, Durango City Council welcomed two new members and appointed Melissa Youssef as the new mayor as longtime councilors Sweetie Marbury and Dick White step off the dais.
Apr 19 2019On April 16th, 2019, Durango City Council welcomed two new members and appointed Melissa Youssef as the new mayor as longtime councilors Sweetie Marbury and Dick White step off the dais.
Dec 17 2018I 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.
Mar 21 2017
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…
Mar 13 2017
Since I started “Your Front Row Seat” in summer 2016, it’s been both gratifying and inspiring to see the level of interest in the local issues presented. I’ve also been deeply appreciative of the enthusiastic response. It’s evident that we, as Durango residents, all sincerely care about protecting and further developing the high quality of…
Mar 08 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…
Jan 22 2017
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…
Dec 19 2016
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…
Dec 19 2016
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,…
Dec 09 2016
Guest Opinion: Cody Reinheimer on Parks are for People and Pets, Not Poison
Cody Reinheimer of Durango, CO
A public park is exactly that—a place where the public can park themselves in the grass and relax, or play with their children and pets, enjoying outside time in a safe and clean environment. We are lucky to…