Democratic Party

Challenger Lauren Boebert knocks off five-term incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton

Lauren Boebert delivered a stunning upset victory knocking off five-time incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, in Colorado’s 3rd U.S. Congressional District in the Colorado Primary Election...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police and prosecutors: Aspects of Dems’ police accountability bill are problematic

As Colorado Democrats’ sweeping police accountability bill received its first hearing on Thursday, police, prosecutors and Republican state lawmakers raised concerns about unintended consequences....

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper says he ‘tripped’ on Black Lives Matter question

By John Frank The Colorado Sun John Hickenlooper, the national Democratic favorite in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race, is backtracking from a statement he made about Black Lives Matter during a...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What you need to know about voting in the June 30 primary

Voters in La Plata County will get their primary election ballots in the mail by June 12 and should complete and mail them by June 22 to make sure they are counted for the June 30 primary election....

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With most votes counted, Bernie Sanders takes win in La Plata County

Bernie Sanders is assured the top spot among La Plata County voters in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primary with all ballots counted except for about 460 from military members, overseas...

DATE: March 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Already voted for a candidate who dropped out – now what?

“We’re seeing pretty good turnout for a primary, and we do anticipate it to be a little bit busier through tomorrow (Tuesday),” said Erin Hutchins, election administrator for the La Plata County...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats looking to unseat Sen. Cory Gardner to attend forum in Durango

The 11 Democratic candidates looking to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner will be in Durango this weekend. Anne Markward with the La Plata County Democrats announced a forum will be held...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado candidates take aim at front-runners in presidential debate

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper took to the Democratic presidential debate stage Thursday night to try to reel in former Vice President Joe Biden from a...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: News

Will young people show up this year to vote?

In the home stretch to Tuesday’s midterm election, political groups in Durango are pressing hard on young people to vote because they are the least likely to participate in elections. “They are not...

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

A guide to La Plata County caucuses

Concern about La Plata County’s land-use code rewrite and an effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt may drive more Democrats and Republicans to the caucuses on Tuesday, local...

DATE: March 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats’ disarray on eve of Virginia governor’s race foreshadows problems

A rainy get-out-the-vote rally in Fairfax on Saturday night was a fitting coda to a rough week for Virginia Democrats. Virginians finally head to the polls on Tuesday in what’s become a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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