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Has La Plata County shed its purple skin?

As political winds change, it appears La Plata County, which traditionally has bounced between voting Democrat and Republican, might be taking a turn for the deep blue. With unaffiliated voters for...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunters and anglers flex their political muscles

On Dec. 2, 2017, onstage in a cavernous auditorium at Boise State University, two of the three Republican hopefuls for Idaho governor, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and businessman Tommy Ahlquist, discussed...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Outdoors

After Colorado’s blue wave, what’s next for the Republican Party?

The 2018 midterms swung Colorado into blue state territory as Democrats cinched a political trifecta in state politics. As Colorado Republicans gather on the political borderlands, they’ve got a...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Lewis College students study what motivates young voters

Fort Lewis College students examined the factors that motivate young people to vote during a semester that featured a highly contentious midterm election. Turnout among young voters in La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet may be considering run for president

DES MOINES, Iowa – Andrew Turner was driving Iowa’s Democratic candidate for state auditor back to Des Moines last month when a potential presidential contender called to make an introduction. It...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

If Baby Huey can’t handle insults, quit

There was a letter in the Herald about the news media not being respectful to President Donald Trump. Well, duh, they are just asking pertinent and intelligent questions that the commander-in-lies...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Letters to the Editor

Poll finds unaffiliated voters in Colorado don’t like GOP, loathe Trump

Colorado’s unaffiliated voters turned out for last week’s election in record numbers and turned their backs on Republicans by wide margins, a survey conducted by a GOP polling firm shows. What’s...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

You can bank on it

Even with the midterms behind us, it is not hard to get many well-meaning Americans from across the political spectrum to agree that there probably never has been a more rancorous and divisive time...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Trump says he’s not firing Interior Secretary Zinke, for now

WASHINGTON – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his boss, President Donald Trump, moved Friday to tamp down talk that Zinke might be the next Trump administration official to go. The 57-year-old...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Montezuma Republicans celebrate wins with Rep. Scott Tipton

Montezuma County Republicans gathered Tuesday evening at the Elks Lodge No. 1789 in Cortez to watch federal election results from come in on Fox News between periodic updates from Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County likely sees record midterm turnout

La Plata County voters cast 28,523 ballots Tuesday, setting what is believed to be a record midterm turnout of 62 percent. There are 45,647 registered voters in the county. “I’m so proud of La...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election Day: Here’s what’s happening around La Plata County and Colorado

The Durango Herald will provide ongoing updates today about election activity in La Plata County. Live results will be available around 7:30 p.m. For other election-related stories, go to the...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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