La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members

The La Plata Electric Association board will have more progressive members interested in more aggressively pursuing renewable energy in the coming year after the co-op’s Thursday election. LPEA...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election committee deems LPEA candidate eligible

A candidate running for a seat on the La Plata Electric Association board has been deemed eligible to compete in the election at least until his residency is reviewed at the end of the month. The...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election committee will review LPEA candidate’s residency

A candidate for the La Plata Electric Association board is facing a second election review about his residency in the district he hopes to represent. Jack Turner, an incumbent, is running against...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

LPEA candidates weigh renewable energy vs. keeping rates low

This year’s election to the La Plata Electric Association board of directors could have a lasting impact on electricity rates and renewable energy development. Six candidates are vying for three...

DATE: March 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should LPEA voters decide buyout question? Board members say ‘no’

Voters won’t be asked this year to change the bylaws at La Plata Electric Association to allow members to decide whether to buy out of a contract with the co-op’s wholesale power supplier. LPEA’s...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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