Local elections

Should Colorado counties be allowed to elect commissioners by district?

A push to allow small counties to elect county commissioners by district is gaining traction in the Colorado General Assembly, but critics say the measure has the potential for fracturing...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Unaffiliated candidate joins race for La Plata County sheriff

A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy has tossed his hat into the ring for sheriff of La Plata County. Adrian Dean Mize is a La Plata County resident who owns San Juan Sky Outfitters. He also...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes election heats up

Elections for metro district board members aren’t usually contentious, but the rhetoric surrounding the campaign for the Forest Lakes board is more than just your run-of-the-mill neighborly...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Council eyes Chris Burkett for interim city manager

After Tuesday’s municipal election, one of the first tasks facing the new Cortez City Council is the appointment of an interim city manager, and the current manager has recommended Chris Burkett....

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez rec center tax passes; Wheelus elected Dolores mayor

In Tuesday’s municipal elections, Cortez voters approved a measure to extend and reduce the sales tax that funds the Cortez Recreation Center. Voters also elected new board members for in Cortez,...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio voters approve sales tax measure

The town of Ignacio will have a higher sales tax. In municipal elections Tuesday, voters approved the proposal by a 14-vote margin, with 36 votes for the tax increase, and 22 against. Sales taxes...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caucuses kick off election season in La Plata County

Republicans and Democrats voiced their political passions and weighed in on numerous issues at caucuses Tuesday evening across La Plata County. The focus of the neighborhood-level meetings was on...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

A guide to La Plata County caucuses

Concern about La Plata County’s land-use code rewrite and an effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt may drive more Democrats and Republicans to the caucuses on Tuesday, local...

DATE: March 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango resident announces bid to challenge Rep. Scott Tipton

Root Routledge, a Durango Democrat, has entered the race to challenge incumbent Republican Scott Tipton for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District seat in November. In recent weeks, Diane Mitsch...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campaign finance reports filed in Gwen Lachelt recall effort

Campaign finance reports filed this week show La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt is receiving support in her effort to block her ouster from office, but recall supporters say the reports...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recall effort against Gwen Lachelt faces questions for locating at VFW

A petition drive to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt raised questions last week about where it is legal to collect signatures. A signing station was set up Thursday at the Veterans...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tim Walsworth, BID leader, to run for La Plata County treasurer

Tim Walsworth, executive director of the Durango Business Improvement District, will challenge incumbent Allison Aichele for La Plata County treasurer this November. “I’ve always worked in public...

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