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The notion of community – the sharing of common attitudes, values, and interests – is the glue that unites and motivates us to work together toward common goals. I care deeply about protecting and building on the character qualities that make Durango distinct and unique. Stay tuned to stay abreast of what’s happening in Durango.

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  • Durango Transit – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

    “You can’t get there from here!”  These words are NOT a hallmark of a healthy community!

    Public transportation has been a vitally important social service for Durango since 1982, connecting residents to jobs (a low cost commuting alternative – and for some, the only option), medical care, school and other important amenities. Beyond meeting these basic…

  • Roger Zalneraitis on Airport Ballot 1B – Guest Opinion

    Guest Opinion: Roger Zalneraitis, Executive Director La Plata County Economic Development Alliance – Airport Ballot 1B Guest Opinion

    As the director of the Economic Development Alliance, we have been strong advocates for a new terminal at DRO.  Being on the front lines of the debate has also exposed me and our volunteers to a lot of…

  • The Durango La Plata Airport – Ballot 1B

    Not unlike air traffic controllers directing flights in and out of the world’s largest cities, La Plata County voters in the coming election are asked to determine what routes will most effectively guide La Plata County into the most positive and advantageous future for all of its residents.

    You and I, along with other voters from…

  • Durango Business Improvement District

    Durango Business Improvement District: Ensuring That Downtown Durango is a Desirable Destination for Locals, Visitors, and Business Owners
    Although Durango has many thriving neighborhoods, most locals and visitors consider downtown the historic, commercial and social heart of our community.  It is Durango’s most popular and vibrant district, thanks in part to BID. In 1997, a group with…

  • Roads and Bridges Mill Levy Ballot Initiative

    In November 2015, voters in La Plata County said no to a mill levy increase on residential property taxes. In July 2016, the La Plata County Board of Commissioners voted to bring the issue to the public’s attention again, placing it on the public ballot for the second time for the upcoming November 2016 election.…