Julie Westendorff

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Commissioner Westendorff to hold public office hours

La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff will hold open office hours for the public to share input 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 18, in the conference room at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Westendorff to hold office hours at Pine River Library

La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff will hold office hours for public attendance 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. For more information,...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Commissioner Julie Westendorff appointed to State Human Services Board

La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff has been appointed to the State Board of Human Services this week, a Wednesday news release announced. Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Westendorff to...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2017 | 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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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