At election forum, Durango school board candidates, fire district make pitches

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At election forum, Durango school board candidates, fire district make pitches

November ballot includes tax question, 3 board seats
Candidates for the Durango School District 9-R board answer questions from the audience Thursday evening at Durango City Hall during an election forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County. From left to right: Shere Byrd, Emily Newcomer, Mick Souder and Nancy Stubbs.
Fire Chief Hal Doughty with the Durango Fire Protection District gives a PowerPoint presentation to an audience in Durango City Hall during an election forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County. Voters will see a property tax increase on their November ballots, which will help fund the fire district.
Key dates and polling locations

Voters in Durango should have received their ballots Wednesday or Thursday. Bayfield residents can expect their ballots Friday or Saturday.
The last day to mail a ballot is Oct. 30.
Four 24-hour ballot drop-off locations will be open through Nov. 7:
La Plata County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 98 Everett St., Suite C, Durango.Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield.La Plata County Administration Building, 1101 East Second Ave., Durango.Farmer’s Fresh Market, 535 Goddard Ave., Ignacio.Three voter service and polling centers will be set up to help with voter registration, replacement ballots, ballot drop-off, in-person voting and voting machines for people with disabilities.
The La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 to Nov. 3.
The clerk’s office will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6.
On Election Day, Nov. 7, the clerk’s office will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bayfield Town Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 to Nov. 3.
Bayfield Town Hall will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6.
On Election Day, Nov. 7, Bayfield Town Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The La Plata County Fairgrounds will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 7.

At election forum, Durango school board candidates, fire district make pitches

Candidates for the Durango School District 9-R board answer questions from the audience Thursday evening at Durango City Hall during an election forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County. From left to right: Shere Byrd, Emily Newcomer, Mick Souder and Nancy Stubbs.
Fire Chief Hal Doughty with the Durango Fire Protection District gives a PowerPoint presentation to an audience in Durango City Hall during an election forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County. Voters will see a property tax increase on their November ballots, which will help fund the fire district.
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