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Student videos explain ballot measures in nonpartisan way

American government students at Fort Lewis College have produced nonpartisan, informational videos to aid voters as they decide how to cast their vote on 11 of the 13 ballot measures they’ll face...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper: We transformed the way we think about the state

Gov. John Hickenlooper touted an improved view of Colorado across the nation as his biggest accomplishment in his two terms. Hickenlooper , who leaves office in 83 days, met with The Durango Herald...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students present videos about state ballot measures

Julie Marqua is probably ahead of most voters in coming to a decision about Amendment Y, which would create a 12-member commission to redraw Colorado’s congressional districts after each census....

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates for state House, Senate debate health insurance

The cost of health insurance, especially pricey on the Western Slope, is clearly on voters’ minds, and that was reflected Tuesday night at a candidates forum for state Senate District 6 and state...

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

Heavy traffic across Colorado: Transportation dollars at stake in election

Colorado’s means of getting around are in great need of attention, partisans on every side agree. But the various solutions and competing ways of paying for transportation improvements offered by...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State House District 59 race: Bipartisanship takes center stage

In an era of hyper partisanship, state Sen. Barbara McLachlan touts her record working with Republican lawmakers in Southwest Colorado to drive beneficial legislation for state House District 59, a...

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

Rancher vs. engineer battle in state Senate District 6

State Sen. Don Coram, a veteran lawmaker with a reputation as a moderate Republican, is facing Democrat Guinn Unger, an active backer of the single-payer health care measure in the 2016 election in...

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

Rep. Scott Tipton says he focuses on district, not tweets

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton says he will focus on issues important to his district and not the fireworks emerging from the White House if re-elected for a fifth term. Staying away from the political...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Candidates for treasurer debate office’s costs

In an era of declining revenues for La Plata County, Colton Black, who is challenging incumbent Treasurer Allison Aichele, said the office’s budget has grown 38 percent in the past four years, an...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez school board fills vacancy

The Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School Board has appointed Lance McDaniel to fill a vacant board seat for District A . The board interviewed McDaniel and Tiffany Cheney in public for the position Sept....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

McLachlan touts work across the aisle

Barbara McLachlan may be a Durango Democrat, but she touts her efforts to listen and represent her evenly divided district first. Party labels come second, the state House District 59...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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