Citizens initiative and recall

More than $50,000 spent fighting attempt to recall Gwen Lachelt

Conservation Colorado, an environmental nonprofit, was the biggest spender in the citizen-driven effort to force a recall election against La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. The latest...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lachelt recall supporters turn in 2,168 more signatures

Recall supporters turned in 2,168 additional signatures Wednesday in their second go-around to oust La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. “I think we got it. I feel confident,” said David...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservation group donates $47,000 to defeat Gwen Lachelt recall effort

Conservation Colorado continues to provide generous funding to a campaign committee it formed to help La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt defeat a recall effort, according to the latest...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supporters of La Plata County commissioner’s recall short more than 2,000 signatures

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker on Tuesday said the petition a trio of residents filed in an effort to recall La Plata Commissioner Gwen Lachelt fell just more than 2,000...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supporters of La Plata County commissioner’s recall fall 1,105 signatures shy of their mark

Three county residents turned in 6,400 signatures in an effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt on Friday – 1,105 shy of the 7,505 needed to force a vote – but they vow to take...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conservation Colorado spends thousands to fight La Plata County commissioner’s recall

Conservation Colorado this month donated $20,110 to United Against the Recall, a group it formed to fight the recall of La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. Campaign finance records from the...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado recall laws liberal but challenging

Colorado laws on recall elections date back to the early 20th century and are designed to ensure voters have the power to determine the validity of any reasons cited for the ouster of an elected...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman cited for destroying sign that asked for signatures in Lachelt recall effort

Police have cited a Durango woman for destroying a sign that asked for signatures in the effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. Durango Police Cmdr. Ray Shupe said officers...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition to recall Gwen Lachelt OK’d setting off timetable to possible vote

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker approved the recall petition against county Commissioner Gwen Lachelt on Monday, which gives recall organizers until March 30 to submit 7,505 valid...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recall effort against Gwen Lachelt faces questions for locating at VFW

A petition drive to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt raised questions last week about where it is legal to collect signatures. A signing station was set up Thursday at the Veterans...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt vows to fight recall effort

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt has launched a “Stop the Recall” campaign to persuade county residents to reject an effort by three county residents to oust her from office. The...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute members rail against leadership

IGNACIO – Members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe in Southwest Colorado say their tribal government operates in secrecy, ignores the will of its people and subverts its own constitution. Much of...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News