Regional elections

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DA candidates look to county assemblies for answers

Democratic candidates vying for 6th Judicial District Attorney are going into Saturday’s La Plata County assembly uncertain about how delegates will vote. The two candidates, Ben Lammons and...

DATE: March 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County Democrats woo voters ahead of caucus deadline

As the date approached for the last Democratic presidential debate of the year, volunteers for the two leading contenders felt a sense of urgency in La Plata County. That Friday before the Dec. 19...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Shake-up in U.S. Senate race

DENVER – Colorado Republicans this week lost a key option to challenge U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet but gained a candidate with statewide recognition. Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lachelt will seek a second term

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt has thrown her hat into the ring to run in 2016. Lachelt, first elected in 2012, announced plans to seek a second term in District 2 on Thursday evening at...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Westendorff to seek a second term as commissioner

La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff has her eyes set on a second term representing District 3. The Democratic leader made a formal announcement at noon Wednesday in front of the La...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Clement Frost returns as tribal chairman

A familiar face has returned as chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, and he is joined by two new younger members on the Tribal Council. Clement Frost was sworn in Monday as tribal chairman....

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Senate campaign nears its end

WASHINGTON – On a final, furious day of campaigning, Republicans pushed to capture control of the Senate, while Democrats struggled to limit their congressional losses in elections midway through...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Udall’s visit moved again

In a change in the last-minute frenzy of campaigning, Sen. Mark Udall will be in Durango at 2:45 p.m. today at the La Plata County Democratic Headquarters, on the third story rooftop in the...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Drilling, land rules top debate in La Plata County

Talk of money and business dominated the debate Tuesday between Board of County Commissioners candidates Brad Blake and Cynthia Roebuck. The candidates discussed how to cope with falling La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Beauprez claims GOP top spot

DENVER – Republican voters on Tuesday opted for U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez to challenge Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper in November, pinning their hopes to end a long electoral drought in Colorado on...

DATE: June 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Southwest Colorado voters weigh in

In a primary election that political pundits have been watching to see what augurs for November in Colorado’s gubernatorial race, the biggest surprises may have been more local, with two upsets in...

DATE: June 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

County primary election concludes today

It’s time to make your vote count in this year’s first bout of elections. Colorado’s primary, a largely mail-in election, is scheduled to conclude today, and all ballots are due by 7 p.m. Thus far,...

DATE: June 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News