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Durango voters likely to decide whether to halt fluoridation in drinking water

A petition that would stop the city of Durango from adding fluoride to its drinking water appears to have enough signatures, and now it will either be adopted by the Durango City Council within 30...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado counties must provide Ute language help in elections

La Plata and Montezuma counties are now required to provide language assistance during elections to the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes per the minority language provision of the Voting...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Democrats win big in La Plata County, but GOP strongholds persist

During the past 30 years, La Plata County voters have gone from reliably red to dependably blue, a shift that held true during this year’s presidential election. But political divides remained...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Election Day blog

After what seemed like one of the longest campaign cycles in history, Election Day finally arrived Tuedsay in America. The first (and biggest) batch of results was released at 8:20 p.m.; the next...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fluoride in drinking water could be up for vote

Voters might get a chance in April to decide whether the city of Durango should continue adding fluoride to its drinking water – a contentious topic that has divided the program’s supporters and...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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11 Southern Utes compete for 2 Tribal Council seats

Eleven candidates are vying for two Tribal Council seats in the Southern Ute Indian Tribe ’s general election Nov. 4. The ballot, which is subject to change, includes one incumbent, Tribal Council...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ute Mountain Utes hold election Oct. 14

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect a tribal chairman, two council delegates and a White Mesa, Utah, representative on Friday. Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Center...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools

Two of La Plata County’s school districts have placed property tax increase measures on this year’s ballot. Durango seeks to make up for money denied to the district by the use of the “negative...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Editorial

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Durango-La Plata County Airport tax hike gets Bayfield OK

Bayfield town trustees narrowly approved a resolution Tuesday evening supporting the property tax ballot question to build a new terminal at the Durango-La Plata County Airport . The vote was 4-3...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hundreds register to vote in flurry of activity in La Plata County

About 700 residents have registered to vote so far this month in La Plata County – a flurry of activity unlike any other year in the past two decades, said Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Lee Parker. “I...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Candidate, ballot issue forums planned for La Plata County

Several forums are planned this fall to inform voters about the local and state candidates and ballot issues before them this election. The League of Women Voters of La Plata County has organized...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photos: Rallying for school tax increase

DATE: Sept. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News