Local elections

La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake to seek second term

Sitting La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake announced Tuesday he will run for re-election this year. “There’s a lot of good things happening at La Plata County and a lot of tough things,” Blake...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: A year about land use, health and play in Dolores

The Dolores area experienced successes and controversy in 2017. Ron Kotarski Jr. playground closes The story that got the most attention in Dolores was the closing of the popular Ron Kotarski Jr.,...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clyde Church announces bid for La Plata County commissioner

La Plata County resident Clyde Church has announced his intention to run as a Democrat for the one La Plata County commissioner seat up for grabs in next year’s November election. “I really have...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election Day 2017: A look at Front Range votes

Change is in the air across Colorado after Election Day 2017. Denver’s massive bond question passed, Douglas County schools appear set for a change in direction. Broomfield put limits on oil and...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez considers cuts after school tax fails

Voters rejected the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District’s request to raise property taxes on Tuesday night, and the district warned that budget cuts were likely. In other county elections, the...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shere Byrd ekes out win for Durango 9-R board seat

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education candidate Shere Byrd pulled off a narrow election victory against opponent Emily Newcomer in a neck-and-neck race to represent District E. Unofficial...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board candidate filed incorrectly with state but will remain on ballot

Emily Newcomer will remain on the ballot for a seat on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education despite failing to file correctly with the state. Newcomer, a licensed psychotherapist,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voter turnout low in election that could raise taxes in parts of La Plata County

Voter turnout is expected to be low in the upcoming election that could raise property taxes to fund the Durango Fire Protection District. Durango School District 9-R board of directors has three...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

At election forum, Durango school board candidates, fire district make pitches

With La Plata County residents receiving their November ballots in the mail this week, the Durango Fire Protection District and Durango School District 9-R board candidates made a final push to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum to discuss Nov. 7 ballot issues will be held Thursday

A forum to discuss Nov. 7 ballot issues will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 949 East Second Ave. Of the three seats on the Durango School District 9-R Board, District E is contested....

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos School bond committee plans outreach on ballot question

The Mancos School District is preparing for a fall election that will include a ballot measure to raise taxes for a school renovation. In June, the school district was approved for a nearly $20...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

League of Women Voters of La Plata County evolving with the times

The League of Women Voters of La Plata County is a malleable organization, evolving with the changing times to accommodate new members. Former President Sally Bellerue, who joined the league in the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News