Politics

More than $50,000 spent fighting attempt to recall Gwen Lachelt

Conservation Colorado, an environmental nonprofit, was the biggest spender in the citizen-driven effort to force a recall election against La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. The latest...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | UPDATED: 11 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cary Kennedy, Democratic candidate for governor, visits Durango

Cary Kennedy called for making education the state’s top priority and offering a public health care option for Colorado during a visit to Durango that included a meeting with teachers and a...

DATE: May 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc the next Jon Stewart?

Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah better watch their ratings – City Manager Ron LeBlanc demonstrated at this year’s annual literary festival that he can cut into the escapades of the...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unaffiliated voters will have their say in Colorado’s primary elections

Unaffiliated voters, who make up more than a third of registered voters in La Plata County, for the first time this year can participate in Colorado primary elections. [image2:mugshot]They will be...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lachelt recall supporters turn in 2,168 more signatures

Recall supporters turned in 2,168 additional signatures Wednesday in their second go-around to oust La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. “I think we got it. I feel confident,” said David...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petitions to recall two Dolores school board members filed with county

A group has turned in its petitions to recall Dolores School Board President Dee Prock and board member Vangi McCoy, according to the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. “We have only...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rally demands more funding for education

More than 100 supporters streamed into Buckley Park on Friday afternoon to rally for increased education funding in Colorado. Mark Walser, a music teacher at three Durango schools , exhorted...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango updating sign code to comply with First Amendment

The city of Durango’s rules on signs – commercial, political, religious or otherwise – will be updated this summer to be content neutral. The change will bring the city into compliance with a...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Newly elected mayor, board members take office

Political change is blowing in the spring winds of Dolores. During Monday’s special board meeting, four new board members and a new mayor were sworn into office in front of 20 onlookers. The new...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner decries ‘hypocrisy’ in Pompeo hearing

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has criticized his colleagues on the Foreign Relations Committee for their “hypocrisy” as they prepare for a vote this week to move CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Republican may not challenge state Rep. Barbara McLachlan

A Republican who planned to challenge state Rep. Barbara McLachlan for House District 59 may not make the ballot. Joe Brinkerhoff was registered with the Green Party on the day of the 59th House...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton resident takes town trustee to task over Pledge of Allegiance

A Silverton resident will not face repercussions but came dangerously close to charges of harassment and menacing after verbally attacking a Silverton town trustee last week for not standing during...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News