Politics

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 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Grass-roots group forms to change La Plata County’s draft land-use codes

A contingent of property owners in La Plata County has formally organized a grass-roots group to change the county’s proposed draft land-use codes, which they say impose too many regulations and...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Americans for Prosperity pulls back campaign against La Plata County’s land-use code

Americans for Prosperity has pulled back its campaign against La Plata County’s proposed land-use codes, for now, the group’s deputy state director Tamra Farah said Monday. Last month, AFP...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition to recall Gwen Lachelt OK’d setting off timetable to possible vote

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker approved the recall petition against county Commissioner Gwen Lachelt on Monday, which gives recall organizers until March 30 to submit 7,505 valid...

DATE: Feb. 13, 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

With budget agreement in place, Gardner looks to focus on immigration

WASHINGTON – The government shut down for five hours early Friday. Another failure by Congress to pass a temporary spending bill – the fifth since Sept. 30 – led to the second government shut down...

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

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt vows to fight recall effort

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt has launched a “Stop the Recall” campaign to persuade county residents to reject an effort by three county residents to oust her from office. The...

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

Americans for Prosperity launches campaign over La Plata County’s land-use code

One of the most powerful political advocacy groups in the country – the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity – has announced it will take an active role to influence the outcome of La...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coram, McLachlan prepare agendas for Legislature’s opening day

Although the Colorado General Assembly usually sees the most fervent action late in its sessions, state Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, and state Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, are gearing up for...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

J. Paul Brown won’t challenge Rep. Barbara McLachlan for House seat

For local political junkies, don’t expect another chapter in the J. Paul Brown vs. McLachlans battle over Colorado House District 59. Former Republican Statehouse Representative and local rancher...

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

Colorado Democrats, Republicans trade shots over Tancredo’s participation in Hispanic GOP forum

Seizing upon an ongoing dispute between state Republicans over whether gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo can attend a forum sponsored by the Colorado Hispanic Republicans, a spokesman for the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

2017: A year about land use, health and play in Dolores

The Dolores area experienced successes and controversy in 2017. Ron Kotarski Jr. playground closes The story that got the most attention in Dolores was the closing of the popular Ron Kotarski Jr.,...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News