Election

Cortez women’s march encourages residents to vote

More than 300 people gathered at City Park in Cortez for a women’s march on Saturday. Organized by the Montezuma Alliance for Unity, the event was held in solidarity with other Power to the Polls...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake to seek second term

Sitting La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake announced Tuesday he will run for re-election this year. “There’s a lot of good things happening at La Plata County and a lot of tough things,” Blake...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A look ahead at what the new year may have in store

In 2018, residents of La Plata County will likely learn more about the years-long murder investigation involving Mark Redwine, the La Plata County man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan....

DATE: Dec. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Utes candidates compete in runoff election

Southern Ute Indian tribal members will select two new council members and a new tribal chairman on Friday during a runoff election. Shane Seibel and Christine Baker-Sage are competing for...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of state talks primary elections in Durango

Next year, unaffiliated voters in Colorado will be able to help pick the Democratic or Republican nominee in a governor's race for the first time without adhering to a party. Coloradans voted in...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s first-in-the-nation audit takes the next step toward more secure elections

While the word “audit” all by itself doesn’t sound very fun, for the Colorado Secretary of State it’s absolutely celebratory. Following the 2017 off-year election, the state is performing a...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango woman aims to improve cancer diagnosis in Uganda

Durangoan Nichole Baker is helping to bring better and earlier disease diagnosis, particularly for cancer patients, to Uganda, a country with only 18 pathologists. While training pathology...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Election Day 2017: A look at Front Range votes

Change is in the air across Colorado after Election Day 2017. Denver’s massive bond question passed, Douglas County schools appear set for a change in direction. Broomfield put limits on oil and...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez considers cuts after school tax fails

Voters rejected the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District’s request to raise property taxes on Tuesday night, and the district warned that budget cuts were likely. In other county elections, the...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Property tax increase wins by a landslide

A property tax increase for the Durango Fire Protection District won by a landslide Tuesday. About 73 percent of city voters supported the increase, and 70 percent of La Plata County voters in the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | CATEGORY: Local News