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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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La Plata County commissioners press EPA for mine spill answers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – La Plata County commissioners pushed the Environmental Protection Agency for answers on issues related to the Gold King Mine spill, including long-term monitoring of the Animas...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County considers sales tax ballot question

As La Plata County officials mull ballot question options to raise revenues, talk of a sales tax increase has resurfaced. This week, the La Plata County Commission and the county-appointed...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lachelt will seek a second term

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt has thrown her hat into the ring to run in 2016. Lachelt, first elected in 2012, announced plans to seek a second term in District 2 on Thursday evening at...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News