Gwen Lachelt

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

Democrats win big in La Plata County, but GOP strongholds persist

During the past 30 years, La Plata County voters have gone from reliably red to dependably blue, a shift that held true during this year’s presidential election. But political divides remained...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM finalizes rule to reduce methane waste

The U.S. Department of Interior on Tuesday finalized a Bureau of Land Management rule designed to drastically reduce methane waste on tribal and federal lands, saving taxpayer dollars and...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Incumbents retain county commission seats

Both Democratic incumbents retained their seats on the La Plata County board of commissioners, launching their second terms at the dais. Commissioners Gwen Lachelt, District 2, and Julie...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioner Lachelt cancels October office hours

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt has canceled her office hours scheduled for Monday, Oct. 17, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The Board of La Plata County Commissioners will be holding...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most jail inmates have the right to vote, but few do

Political candidates seeking a few extra votes this year might consider hitting up an untapped electorate: inmates at the La Plata County Jail. In the last 20 years, Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Lee...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioner testifies on BLM methane rule

WASHINGTON – La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt voiced support for the Bureau of Land Management’s proposed natural gas waste rule on Wednesday during a congressional hearing. “In my...

DATE: April 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Champagne, Lammons to face off in Democratic primary for 6th District DA

After a lot of raucous to-and-fro about process, the La Plata County Democrats forwarded enough committed delegates to the 6th Judicial District Assembly to put both district attorney candidates,...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News