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Cortez council candidates take tough questions on state of city

Candidates for Cortez City Council took some tough questions last week on hot topics such as the Paradise Village project and long-term problems like economic development and drug addiction.

The Journal sent all the candidates a list of 15 questions. These five highlight the candidates goals and their views on the best and worst things about Cortez.

A few questions also challenged the candidates to outline solutions for the problems facing the community.

The six candidates are competing for four seats. Karen Sheek and Ty Keel are seeking re-election. The challengers are retired electrician Tim Miller, mother Monica Plewe, attorney Jill Carlson and journalist Sonja Horoshko.

The three candidates with the highest number of voters will serve four year terms. The fourth candidate will serve a two-year term.

The ballots for the mail-in election will go out March 14. Ballots can be mailed or dropped off at City Hall. On April 5, Election Day voters will also be able to cast their ballot at City Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Online you can find more insight into the candidates views on snow removal, water rights, marijuana policy and how to make Cortez more affordable.

The full responses can be found linked to this story at The-Journal.com.

mshinn@durangoherald.com

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