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Taxpayers to foot bill for Freda Mine cleanup

Taxpayers again must foot the bill for cleaning up a Colorado mine site previously operated by embroiled company Red Arrow Gold Corp. “We wrote a violation, and recalculated his (Red Arrow owner...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton leads in Schwartz in 3rd district

DENVER – Republican incumbent Scott Tipton of Cortez was leading Tuesday night in the 3rd Congressional District, over a spirited challenge by Democrat Gail Schwartz. Tipton was leading 55 percent...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters say no to roads and bridges, airport taxes

A property tax measure to expand Durango-La Plata County Airport expansion lost by landslide, while a tax increase to fund La Plata County roads and bridges was defeated by a slim margin. The...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Incumbents retain county commission seats

Both Democratic incumbents retained their seats on the La Plata County board of commissioners, launching their second terms at the dais. Commissioners Gwen Lachelt, District 2, and Julie...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wilson, Herringer retained as district judges

District judges Jeffrey Wilson and William Herringer were retained Tuesday by voters. In results as of 9 p.m., Wilson had 77 percent of the “yes” to retain vote and Herringer had 75 percent. Both...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballot issues: Raise the Bar vaults to victory; aid-in-dying wins

DENVER – Colorado voters Tuesday night backed establishing a presidential primary and making it more difficult to amend the state constitution, as part of nine wide-ranging issues that were on the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brown concedes state house seat to McLachlan

DENVER – One of the most targeted House races in the state lived up to expectations Tuesday night, with the contest between Republican incumbent J. Paul Brown and Democratic challenger Barbara...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

County turnout almost reaches 84 percent

Unofficial election results totaled 37,592 ballots cast in La Plata County, nearing 84 percent turnout of active voters. The highest total in the past six presidential elections was in 1992,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Planning Commission OK’s 194-apartment project

The Durango Planning Commission approved a proposed 194-unit apartment complex near Walmart after residents raised concerns over traffic, views, parking and building height on Monday. The Durango...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council delays decision on organic parks

The Durango City Council decided to fully fund the organic parks program Monday, but councilors delayed a decision on how many parks will stay in the program. After controversial meetings, a...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Atmos promises better construction management

Atmos Energy executives promised the Durango City Council on Monday they would improve management of their natural gas line construction and limit disruption in neighborhoods. The company has been...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deaths jolt Montezuma schools

Two juveniles’ deaths in recent weeks, one from Cortez and one from Dolores, are being investigated as probable suicides, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office . One death occurred in...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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