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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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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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Kayla Story Patterson, Julie Westendorff answer candidacy questions

On Nov. 8, either Kayla Story Patterson or Julie Westendorff will claim the District 3 seat on the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners. Elected in 2012, Westendorff , a Democrat, has four...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper signs bill in Durango

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday stopped at the Durango-La Plata County Airport to sign Senate Bill 16-168 into law, allowing counties and municipalities to enter into authorities with...

DATE: May 16, 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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Westendorff to seek a second term as commissioner

La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff has her eyes set on a second term representing District 3. The Democratic leader made a formal announcement at noon Wednesday in front of the La...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County to collect $538,955 from D.C.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo, applauded the Department of Interior’s announcement Thursday that nearly $31 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) disbursements have been issued to...

DATE: June 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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A county in change

A packed courtroom greeted La Plata County’s newest commissioners as they were sworn into office Tuesday. Democrats Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff joined 6th Judicial District Attorney Todd...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Julie Westendorff

DemocratCampaign site: www.julieforcommissioner2012.comCurrent position: Real Estate broker with Coldwell Banker Heritage House Realtors and private practice attorney Birthplace: Columbus, OhioAge:...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioner candidates debate about land use, job growth

BAYFIELD – Two La Plata County Commissioner candidates faced questions about everything from climate change to the comprehensive land-use plan during a candidate forum Monday night that was one of...

DATE: June 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats leading fundraising in county

La Plata County commissioner candidates filed their first round of campaign finance records this week, giving an initial peek into the money behind the upcoming election season. At this early stage...

DATE: June 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News