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

Democrats, Republicans nearly tied in early balloting, with 800,000 votes cast in Colorado

A week before Election Day, Colorado Democrats and Republicans have turned in nearly the same number of early ballots, with the GOP leading by about 1,000 votes. On Oct. 29, Republicans had a...

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

Ahead of November vote, CDOT promotes road projects with media blitz

The Colorado Department of Transportation has flooded its social media accounts with posts about unfunded construction projects ahead of an election that asks voters to consider increasing the...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado is safest state to vote

A decade-and-a-half before the Washington Post called Colorado the “safest” place to cast a ballot – a compliment echoed by nonpartisan election experts – Neal McBurnett of Boulder spent the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Democrats rally in Durango

Democratic candidates for local, state and national offices rallied voters Saturday evening as part of the Colorado Democratic Party’s Colorado for All bus tour around the state. More than 150...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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