How The Durango Herald plans to cover the 2020 election

Election Day 2020 is almost here, and we want to be a resource to help you – our community – make sense of it all. This year poses some unique challenges when it comes to elections. Many other...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado election official says ballots had to be mailed Monday

Coloradans planning to send their ballots by mail were advised to send them by Monday, according to a news release Monday from Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. Griswold recommended...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

And they’re off! Thousands of La Plata County voters cast ballots

Election ballots showed up in La Plata County mailboxes this week, and registered Democrats took an early lead in returning them to designated drop-off locations. As of Thursday night, about 1,400...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

When filling out ballots, don’t forget judges are up for retention

With all the politically charged and high interest election races coming up this November, from president down to county commissioner, don’t forget: Local judges are up for retention. In Colorado,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tens of thousands spent on race for La Plata County commissioner

Big money is being spent in the race for La Plata County commissioner in the days leading up to the November election. The four candidates seeking two seats were required to submit campaign...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business, jobs and housing top priorities in La Plata County District 2 commission race

Two longtime La Plata County residents are vying for a seat as a county commissioner in District 2, and both candidates emphasize opening La Plata County for business. Marsha Porter-Norton, a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rancher, former Bayfield mayor vie for La Plata County commissioner

The race for La Plata County commissioner in District 3 pits a local rancher against the former mayor of Bayfield. In May 2019, former Bayfield Mayor Matt Salka announced he was running for...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioner candidates talk economic growth, affordable housing at forum

Make La Plata County more business-friendly – that was the message driven home Tuesday evening by four candidates running for two seats on the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners. The...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How would Durango School District 9-R spend $90 million in bonds?

Voters in Durango School District 9-R are being asked this November to approve up to $90 million in bonds to improve safety and security at schools and repair a long list of deferred maintenance...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

There are candidates, then there are other variables that will guide this election

Many people predicted a big news year in 2020 culminating with a presidential election. Little did they realize how distant impeachment of a president would look less than two months before voters...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rise of the unaffiliated in La Plata County

A sharp political divide has led to a surge of unaffiliated voters across the United States, and La Plata County is no exception. Unaffiliated voters became the largest voter block in October 2012,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County clerk perceives no delays with mail-in voting

More states are looking to join something well-established in Colorado, the use of mail-in ballots for elections, but even with more ballots going through the mail, La Plata County’s top election...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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