Local elections

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 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | 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

La Plata County arm-wrestling champ announces his run for sheriff’s seat

La Plata County resident Charles Hamby has thrown his hat into the ring for sheriff, 18 months before the election. Hamby said if elected he would uphold the values of what it means to serve and...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election Day: Only hours left to deliver ballots, vote

It’s Election Day in the city of Durango. Ballots are due to the City Clerk’s office by 7 p.m., which is open to accept ballots or in-person voting 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The office is in City...

DATE: April 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballots due by Tuesday in Durango city election

Durango city residents who haven’t turned in election ballots should drop them off at a designated location rather than mail them to ensure they arrive on time and get counted, according to the...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clean Water Durango to hold film screening

Clean Water Durango will host a screening of “Our Daily Dose,” a documentary about water fluoridation and health risks associated with fluoride, from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Durango Community...

DATE: March 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dave McHenry wants the city to get ‘back to basics’

Dave McHenry wants the city to get back to basics such as paving alleys and fixing sidewalks. “Once we accomplish the simple things, we can go back and do the glitzy things,” he said during a...

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Getting out the vote

DATE: March 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidate Dean Brookie pledges to focus on long-term vision

After four years on the Durango City Council and serving as mayor during the Gold King Mine spill, Dean Brookie said he understands the importance of focusing on the big picture and balancing many...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chris Bettin believes housing is Durango’s top issue

For Chris Bettin, the No. 1 issue facing Durango is housing. Some aspects of the housing market are beyond Durango City Council’s purview, but he would like to add incentives for developers to...

DATE: March 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News