Local elections

Corey Sue Hutchinson announces candidacy for City Council

Corey Sue Hutchinson, a 30-year resident of Durango, has announced her candidacy for City Council in hopes that she can bring broad perspective to the five-member board. Hutchinson is the third...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning chairwoman announces run for City Council

It took just two weeks for Kim Baxter to get involved. The year was 2009, and the now 62-year-old had retired from a career in the hotel industry, consulting and small-business ownership. First,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County elected officials sworn in Tuesday

Newly elected officials in La Plata County were sworn in Tuesday. The November election brought in some new faces, as well as some old. A total of seven people were sworn in Tuesday at the La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students study what motivates young voters

Fort Lewis College students examined the factors that motivate young people to vote during a semester that featured a highly contentious midterm election. Turnout among young voters in La Plata...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield ‘No on pot’ sign stolen

Organizers of the campaign urging a no vote on marijuana sales in Bayfield report that one of their banners was stolen. The banner was displayed on the fence of a downtown home across from the...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City ponders tax increase for April ballot

The Durango City Council shied away from making a decision about a new ballot measure to raise taxes Tuesday for a reason Councilor Melissa Youssef summed up in one sentence: “I want to hear more.”...

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

It’s official: Election results finalized 20 days after two close contests

La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake, who was defeated by 23 votes, will not request a recount of the Nov. 6 election, said La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker. Parker said Monday...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioner race decided by 23 votes

Democratic candidate Clyde Church has beaten incumbent La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake, a Republican, by 23 votes to become the county’s newest commissioner. Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aichele wins treasurer’s race; commissioner’s race still too close to call

Incumbent La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele has pulled away from challenger Colton Black, winning one of the most contested races in the county this year. In the Nov. 6 election, two races...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Marc Catlin easily defeats Cagin for Colorado House 58 seat

Republican Rep. Marc Catlin, of Montrose, has been elected to represent the 58th District House of Representative seat in the Colorado Legislature. Districtwide, he got 62.97 percent of the vote...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s pitch for tax increase didn’t work as expected

Thomas Avenue is failing. And it will fail, city officials said, after voters rejected a ballot question that would have raised sales and property taxes to pay for street projects and law...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County elects new public officials

In Dolores County, local races were contested for sheriff, clerk and recorder, and coroner. Unaffiliated Don Wilson won a close race for sheriff, earning 636 votes (55 percent) compared with...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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