La Plata County names manager finalists

In a second go-round at trying to fill the vacant county manager position, all but one of the candidates being considered this time is from Colorado.Bobby Lieb, chairman of the La Plata County...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to change county commission elections fails Brown, Roberts were sponsors

DENVER – Two Southwest Colorado Republicans’ plan to change the way county commissioners are elected died Monday in the state Senate.House Bill 1159 would have let voters in small counties choose...

DATE: March 19, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Climate plan’s suggestions may re-emerge

La Plata County commissioners this week declined to adopt a plan that aimed to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in the county by 80 percent between now and 2050, but at least one commissioner...

DATE: March 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County declines climate proposal

On a divided vote, La Plata County commissioners declined Tuesday to formally adopt an expensive long-range plan that took 2½ years to write.“I’m extremely disappointed,” said Heather Erb, vice...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pennington out of race for county board post

The Republican party’s county assembly this week ended one local man’s bid for La Plata County commissioner.Roger Pennington, who said he longed to see more average people in government leadership...

DATE: March 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Westendorff prevails at caucuses

Delegates at Democratic caucuses in La Plata County showed a clear preference for Julie Westendorff as their candidate for District 3 county commissioner.During the caucuses Tuesday night, 100...

DATE: March 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pennington joins county commissioner race

His great-greandfather brought the first train-car load of honey bees to Colorado. Now his sights are set on a job as a La Plata County commissioner.Bayfield resident Roger Pennington, a...

DATE: March 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County-commissioner bill backers have bumpy ride

DENVER – Two Southwest Colorado legislators hit turbulence Wednesday in their bid to change the way county commissioners are elected.House Bill 1159 began as an attempt by Rep. J. Paul Brown,...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrat to seek county commission seat

On Thursday, Eno, a wine bar on East Second Avenue, flirted with the limits of its fire capacity as Democrat Gwen Lachelt announced her candidacy to challenge Republican Kellie Hotter for the...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Embattled committee deflects shake-up

The make-up of the La Plata County Planning Commission will remain largely unchanged despite the controversy that surrounded the body last year during consideration of a comprehensive...

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

Letter to editor leads to ouster

It took just 11 minutes Tuesday for La Plata County commissioners to cast a unanimous vote to remove Alternate Planning Commissioner Art Charette from his appointed post.“This is a sad day for the...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

Nicole Pearson came to town six years ago ready to take on the world. Or at least a degree from Fort Lewis College.If only it had worked out so simply.She met someone. Then came two children....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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