La Plata County Commissioners

County commissioner candidates vie for votes

With November’s election just weeks away, all four candidates in the La Plata County Commissioner races for districts 2 and 3 played a high-stakes game of offense and biography-heavy game of...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County agrees on water-rights fee

La Plata County Commissioners have nailed down a fee amount for new county-managed water rights on the Animas River and Junction and Lightner creeks. On Tuesday, commissioners approved a fee...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County OKs fires

Recent monsoonal rains have done more than drench unsuspecting summertime tourists. The moisture has led fire officials to recommend lifting fire restrictions on all private lands in the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kellie Hotter

RepublicanCampaign site: Current position: County commissioner, District 2 Birthplace: San Diego Age: 49Family: Married to Martin Hotter and has four children ages 26, 24, 20...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Gwen Lachelt

DemocratCampaign site: www.gwenlachelt.comCurrent position: Founder and director of Earthworks' Oil & Gas Accountability ProjectBirthplace: AlbuquerqueAge: 49Family: Partner, Dr. Anita Holtz, two...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Harry Baxstrom

RepublicanCampaign site: www.harrybaxstrom.comCurrent position: Owner, Pine River Veterinary ServiceBirthplace: CortezAge: 64Family: Married to Donnalee Baxstrom, with two children, ages 39 and 37...

DATE: June 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioners again delay hearing that could ban pot operations

County commissioners again delayed a decision about whether to ban medical marijuana operations and licenses in unincorporated areas of La Plata County.A public hearing on the proposed ban,...

DATE: April 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County picks Delta man for manager post

With a unanimous vote and after only a few minutes of deliberation, La Plata County commissioners said Tuesday they will offer the county manager job to Delta City Manager Joseph Kerby.“He...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County delays manager decision

After nearly nine months and two rounds of searching, La Plata County commissioners did not vote on a new county manager Wednesday as expected.They delayed discussing five finalists for the job and...

DATE: March 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Down to 5, county manager candidates meet the public

La Plata County commissioners will open more of the county manager selection process to the public, County Commissioner Bobby Lieb, said Monday.“It’s a response to criticism in the first round...

DATE: March 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County postpones decision on medical pot

County commissioners have decided to delay by one month a decision about whether to ban medical marijuana operations and licenses in unincorporated areas of the county.A public hearing on the...

DATE: March 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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