Election

Durango’s budget and spending come under scrutiny at candidates forum

Budget issues, taxes and better spending practices were the resounding themes for Durango City Council candidates at a forum Monday hosted by the League of Women Voters. Four candidates – Kim...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats charge ahead to take on Sen. Cory Gardner

Entrants into the Democratic primary to take on U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner are likely to be numerous, perhaps more than double the seven entrants now announced, according to two observers of Democratic...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seven candidates to seek election to LPEA board of directors

Six candidates will compete for three open seats on the La Plata Electric Association board of directors during the spring election to lead the co-op during what could be a pivotal time. The co-op...

DATE: March 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman seeks seat on La Plata County commission

Marsha Porter-Norton, who has led a nonprofit in La Plata County and worked as a facilitator of meetings on numerous public policy issues, announced her candidacy for the county commission on...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Taxpayers prove stingy despite strong economy, support for Democrats

A question emerges after Colorado’s midterm vote of 2018: What exactly does a good year to ask for a tax increase look like? “It does seem to be a statewide trend: The voters want you to live...

DATE: Nov. 9, 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

Standing Rock’s countdown to Election Day

Danielle Ta’Sheena Finn had at least three things to do before 5 p.m. She had to get across town to the Bureau of Indian Affairs building in time to figure out how to print more tribal IDs, do an...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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

State voter turnout hits 33%, with 1.1M votes cast

About a third of active registered Colorado voters have cast ballots as of Thursday morning, the secretary of state reported. With five days to go until Election Day, Democrats and Republicans have...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southwest Colorado legislative candidates file latest campaign finance reports

With the General Election less than a week away, candidates for the Colorado General Assembly filed their final campaign-finance reports before voters’ mail-in ballots are due. The final financial...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Barbara McLachlan supporter files complaint against independent Paul Jones

Incumbent state Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, may be outpacing her opponent, Paul Jones, when it comes to financing their own campaigns, but the support her Gunnison challenger is receiving...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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