Elected officials oppose Rep. Boebert’s actions during U.S. Capitol riot

Elected officials in La Plata County took action this week against recently elected Congresswoman Lauren Boebert after the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6. Boebert, who represents 28 Western Slope and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘This isn’t over!’: Trump supporters refuse to accept defeat

Chanting “This isn’t over!” and “Stop the steal,” supporters of President Donald Trump protested at state capitols across the country Saturday, refusing to accept defeat and echoing Trump’s...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

A Goya boycott has people sharing alternatives for adobo, sazón and more pantry staples

For many Americans, a pantry without Goya products is difficult to imagine. The company’s packets of sazón – spice and seasoning blends combining flavors such as garlic, cilantro, annatto – and...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Low turnout at La Plata County caucuses Saturday

Republican and Democratic caucuses around La Plata County had low turnout on Saturday compared with years past – and Super Tuesday, a confusing process and the balmy 60-degree weather may have had...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Low turnout at La Plata County caucuses Saturday

Republican and Democratic caucuses around La Plata County had low turnout on Saturday compared with years past – and Super Tuesday, a confusing process and the balmy 60-degree weather may have had...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Has La Plata County shed its purple skin?

As political winds change, it appears La Plata County, which traditionally has bounced between voting Democrat and Republican, might be taking a turn for the deep blue. With unaffiliated voters for...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walker Stapleton stumps in Durango on final lap before Election Day

Republican candidate for Colorado governor Walker Stapleton promised a brighter future for young people at a rally held Thursday in the Durango Main Mall, 835 Main Ave. More than 60 people cheered...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attorney general candidate says opponent lacks necessary experience

George Brauchler, the 48-year-old Republican candidate for attorney general, said Tuesday that despite the partisan issues clouding the political climate, his party allegiance won’t stand in the...

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

Diane Mitsch Bush opposes opening federal land to livestock grazing

Democratic candidate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District Diane Mitsch Bush opposes Rep. Scott Tipton’s recent suggestion to open more federal land to livestock grazing. Mitsch Bush, a former...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brooks: Sen. Jeff Flake plants a flag

Do you ever get the feeling we’re all going to be judged for this moment? Historians, our grandkids and we ourselves will look and ask: What did you do as the Trump/Scaramucci/Bannon administration...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Guest Columns

Withdrawal from climate accord draws mixed reactions in Colorado

State, local and environmental leaders are falling on both sides in reaction to President Donald Trump’s commitment to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. Some are making plans to fill in...

DATE: June 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Letter calls for ethics investigation of Sen. Don Coram

DENVER – State Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, is getting some heat for a bill he carried during the 2017 legislative session because of a perceived conflict of interest. Senate Bill 117, which...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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