Election

Primary election ballots to be mailed June 6

Mail-in ballots for Colorado’s June 26 Primary Election will go out on June 6. La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker said military ballots for members of the armed services were mailed...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | UPDATED: 21 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

No evidence of wrongdoing found during LPEA election

La Plata Electric Association said Wednesday there is no evidence members’ addresses were improperly shared during the recent campaign – repeating a statement it has made since Saturday’s election....

DATE: May 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In recount, Tim Wheeler wins LPEA seat

Tim Wheeler defeated Karen Barger for a seat on the La Plata Electric Association board of directors by 17 votes. The results were announced Monday after a recount process that took almost three...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association resending 700 ballots

La Plata Electric Association is mailing out about 700 ballots for a second time after about 950 ballots were recently returned. The co-op verified the addresses for the 700 ballots and remailed...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican may not challenge state Rep. Barbara McLachlan

A Republican who planned to challenge state Rep. Barbara McLachlan for House District 59 may not make the ballot. Joe Brinkerhoff was registered with the Green Party on the day of the 59th House...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guinn Unger makes it onto primary ballot for state Senate seat

Bayfield resident and La Plata Electric board member Guinn Unger will be on the primary ballot in his bid to unseat state Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose. Unger, a Democrat, petitioned onto the ballot....

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric candidates weigh renewables, costs

Candidates competing for the La Plata Electric Association board are divided on how aggressively to pursue renewable energy, and some argue it’s time for a fresh vision. LPEA is limited on how...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democratic 3rd Congressional District candidates advance to primary ballot

Democrats Diane Mitsch Bush and Karl Hanlon will appear on the June primary election in a race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Mitsch Bush, a state legislator from Steamboat Springs,...

DATE: April 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Electoral College reps told to follow popular vote

DENVER – Colorado electors in the Electoral College must cast ballots for the winner of the state’s popular vote, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case filed by three dissident electors who...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Unaffiliated candidate joins race for La Plata County sheriff

A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy has tossed his hat into the ring for sheriff of La Plata County. Adrian Dean Mize is a La Plata County resident who owns San Juan Sky Outfitters. He also...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Independent from Gunnison to challenge House Rep. Barbara McLachlan

State House Rep. Barbara McLachlan has a challenger. Gunnison resident and retired Colorado Parks and Wildlife game warden Paul Jones announced Tuesday he will run for District 59 as an independent...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis incorrectly claims constituents on House floor

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is declining to say if he will correct the congressional record after misidentifying a Bayfield family as his constituents during an April 2016 speech on the U.S. House floor....

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News