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Gwen Lachelt

What went wrong with La Plata County’s land-use plan?

After months of dealing with a bungled update to one of La Plata County’s critical documents guiding future development, county staff will take the lead on making much-needed revisions to its...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campaign finance reports filed in Gwen Lachelt recall effort

Campaign finance reports filed this week show La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt is receiving support in her effort to block her ouster from office, but recall supporters say the reports...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition to recall Gwen Lachelt OK’d setting off timetable to possible vote

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker approved the recall petition against county Commissioner Gwen Lachelt on Monday, which gives recall organizers until March 30 to submit 7,505 valid...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts revised ethics policies

La Plata County commissioners formally adopted on Tuesday revised ethics policies that address issues such as lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest. The updates come after some county...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recall effort against Gwen Lachelt faces questions for locating at VFW

A petition drive to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt raised questions last week about where it is legal to collect signatures. A signing station was set up Thursday at the Veterans...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt vows to fight recall effort

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt has launched a “Stop the Recall” campaign to persuade county residents to reject an effort by three county residents to oust her from office. The...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trio launches effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt

Three La Plata County residents filed a petition Thursday morning to request a recall election to unseat La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. The petition was co-sponsored by Michael Cugnini,...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ethics complaint against La Plata County commissioners falls flat

An independent review has found no wrongdoing on the part of La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, who was accused of having a conflict of interest and accepting things of value while serving...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Join Commissioner Lachelt for lunch

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt will hold her monthly open office hours from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Smiley Café, 1309 East Third Ave. in Durango. All county residents are invited...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Leaders Network hosts launch party Thursday

Western Leaders Network, a group created by La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, is hosting a launch party at 4 p.m. Thursday at Eno Wine and Coffee Bar, 723 East Second Ave. High tea and...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal rules on methane emissions may be short-lived

On Friday, Republicans in Congress are expected to begin dismantling environmental regulations finalized by the Obama administration, starting with a new rule aimed at reducing the wasteful release...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioner Gwen Lachelt to hold office hours at fairgrounds

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt will hold office hours this month from noon to 2 p.m. Monday in the Pine Room of the Extension Building at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave....

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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