Election

Japanese Prime Minister Abe wins big in national elections

TOKYO – Japan’s leader has scored a major victory in national elections that returned his ruling coalition to power in decisive fashion. Japanese media said Monday that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 14 hours 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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

With La Plata County residents receiving their November ballots in the mail this week, the Durango Fire Protection District and Durango School District 9-R board candidates made a final push to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

DeAnne House wins seat on Ute Mountain Ute council

DeAnne House was re-elected to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council during an election on Friday in Towaoc. House earned 113 votes out of 415 cast. She came out ahead of challengers Selwyn...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Four candidates enter race for Durango School District 9-R board

Four candidates have entered the race for the Durango School District 9-R board in the biennial school election on Nov. 7. Three of the five board seats are up for election, and members serve for...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will a fire property tax increase buy?

On their November ballots, city and Durango Fire Protection District residents will be asked to increase their property taxes to pay for more firefighters, fire stations and a training facility. ...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R school board candidate drops out of race

A candidate for a seat on the Durango School District 9-R board has withdrawn from the race. Cara-Lynn Lappen was one of three candidates vying to represent District E, which includes the area...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Google uncovers ads by Russian operatives

NEW YORK – Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads across Google products, including YouTube and Google search, according to reports. The Washington Post is reporting that the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Dianne Feinstein, oldest U.S. senator, will seek re-election

WASHINGTON – Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., officially declared her intention to seek re-election Monday, ending months of speculation about her future and probably avoiding what would have been...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

NEW YORK – Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Voter confidentiality requests in La Plata County nearly triple since July 1

DENVER – Enrollment in Colorado’s confidential voter program has nearly tripled in La Plata County since Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Colorado would provide some publicly available...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of State Williams holding off on providing voter information

The Electronic Privacy Information Center alerted secretaries of state on Monday that it filed a complaint seeking a temporary restraining order over the Presidential Advisory Commission on...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposal to change precinct boundaries unveiled

La Plata County will redistrict its county commissioner and precinct boundaries after two precincts had too many voters. Precinct 26, north of Bayfield, and precinct 30, which surrounds the Fort...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News