Politics

Attorney general candidate: Sue when you must, but first look for solutions

Democratic candidate for state attorney general Phil Weiser said he would join a multistate lawsuit against the maker of OxyContin to recover Colorado’s costs stemming from the opioid epidemic. At...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board president resigns

Dee Prock, president of the Dolores school board, has resigned in the midst of a recall election effort against her. In April, critics targeted Prock and fellow board member Vangi McCoy for a...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Secretary of state challenger focuses on voting rights

The position of secretary of state isn’t typically a politically charged office, but it’s looking like the race has been caught in the crosshairs of this year’s November midterm elections....

DATE: July 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bid to stop Dolores school board recall is denied

Protest petitions filed against a recall election for two Dolores School board members have been denied, allowing the election to move forward. On July 19, a protest hearing was held to determine...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supporters, opponents of abortion rights prep for U.S. Supreme Court fight

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court has both sides of the abortion debate preparing for a political battle. Deeply held convictions about a constitutional right...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sarah Palin claims Sacha Baron Cohen duped her for talk

LOS ANGELES – Sarah Palin says she was “duped.” The former Republican vice presidential candidate says she fell victim to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during an interview for his upcoming...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Jared Polis talks health care in Durango

Any health care idea that reduces costs, expands coverage and improves outcomes is something Jared Polis said he would be interested in pursuing as governor. “Dianne and I,” Polis said, speaking...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Polis, Stapleton to face off for governor’s seat

DENVER – Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis and Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton won their respective party primaries Tuesday for the Colorado governor’s race, setting up a...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Treasurer candidate says negative campaign balance issue fixed

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele’s negative campaign balance of more than $23,000 was the result of a filing error she made on money used to self-fund her campaign in 2014 that has since...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many La Plata County positions uncontested in primary

Some parts of this year’s primary ballot for La Plata County voters will feel less like a multiple-choice test and more like an exercise in filling in oval circles. That’s because ballots for both...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats square off for La Plata County treasurer in primary

Two Democrats are vying for La Plata County treasurer – the only locally contested race in the June primary election. The candidates are incumbent Allison Aichele and Tim Walsworth, who is director...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado voters to pick gubernatorial candidates

DENVER – Colorado voters will choose would-be successors to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is limited after two terms, in the June 26 primary election. It’s the first primary in which...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News