Local elections

Secretary of State Wayne Williams says his record qualifies his candidacy

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams prides himself on making Colorado one of the most accessible and safest places to vote in the country, and he wants to continue his work for another four...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Complaint against Treasurer Allison Aichele’s campaign finances dismissed

The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday dismissed a complaint that alleged La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele violated campaign finance laws. In June, it came to light that...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s candidates spar about turnover, morale, homelessness

Two challengers seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff criticized turnover, low morale and the treatment of homelessness during the past four years. Candidates for three contested races in...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Treasurer Allison Aichele has 10 days to explain mistakes in 2014 campaign finance filings

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele has 10 days to explain mistakes related to her 2014 campaign filings and to prove there was no intentional wrongdoing. The Colorado Secretary of State’s...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treasurer candidate files campaign finance complaint against opponent

The Republican challenger in the La Plata County treasurer’s race has filed a complaint with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office against his opponent, Allison Aichele, asking for a complete...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board president resigns

Dee Prock, president of the Dolores school board, has resigned in the midst of a recall election effort against her. In April, critics targeted Prock and fellow board member Vangi McCoy for a...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners revise, broaden tax plan

Montezuma County commissioners are considering asking voters for a 1 percent sales tax in November to offset budget shortfalls from the local oil and gas market and dropping residential tax...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County, state candidates file financial disclosures

La Plata County candidates in the November General Election filed another round of financial disclosures Thursday covering activity from June 18 to July 21. In the county, the ballot will feature...

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

$66,500 campaign fine waived for La Plata County treasurer

The state of Colorado has waived a $66,500 fine against La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele for failing to properly disclose contributions to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of State’s...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unaffiliated voters boost turnout in Tuesday’s primary

Unaffiliated voters who participated in Tuesday’s primary election helped to increase voter turnout by nearly 10 percent since the last non-presidential primary four years ago, said La Plata County...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County treasurer faces $66,500 fine for late financial disclosures

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele faces a $66,500 fine from the state of Colorado for failing to properly file financial disclosures that date back to her 2014 campaign. The Secretary of...

DATE: June 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Primary elections will be held Tuesday

The only contested primary race in La Plata County is for the Democratic candidate for treasurer, but contested races at the state level are expected to draw voters to the ballot on Tuesday. Voters...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News