State Rep. J. Paul Brown

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Tipton, Schwartz race intensifies as battle wages on

DENVER – In the Republican-leaning 3rd Congressional District – where the number of Democrats voting early is trailing Republicans by less than previous years – incumbent Republican Scott Tipton ...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Special interest mailers add heat to House District 59 race

DENVER – Mailers have poured into the House District 59 race from outside interests, highlighting the critical and tight nature of the race. An examination by The Durango Herald of some of the...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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J. Paul Brown wants to work on water, infrastructure needs

DENVER – Republican state Rep. J. Paul Brown is hoping history will not repeat itself come November. The Ignacio rancher is asking voters in House District 59 to give him back-to-back terms,...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Scott Tipton, J. Paul Brown stick with Donald Trump

DENVER – U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and state Rep. J. Paul Brown are sticking with Donald Trump in the face of the presidential candidate’s recently revealed lewd comments, even as other prominent...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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J. Paul Brown, Barbara McLachlan face off in Colo. House 59 debate

GRAND JUNCTION – Republican J. Paul Brown and Democrat Barbara McLachlan faced off Saturday ahead of the November election, with much of the debate focused on climate change. The two candidates...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Most jail inmates have the right to vote, but few do

Political candidates seeking a few extra votes this year might consider hitting up an untapped electorate: inmates at the La Plata County Jail. In the last 20 years, Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Lee...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado House District 59 race draws big bucks, statewide attention

DENVER – The state House District 59 race between Democrat Barbara McLachlan and Republican J. Paul Brown could be the most contested and expensive legislative race in the state. More than $161,000...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gunfire at J Paul Brown’s ranch under investigation

Gunshots were reportedly fired last week during a family/employee disturbance at state Rep. J. Paul Brown’s sheep ranch near Ignacio. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said Friday it is...

DATE: June 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hickenlooper signs bill in Durango

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday stopped at the Durango-La Plata County Airport to sign Senate Bill 16-168 into law, allowing counties and municipalities to enter into authorities with...

DATE: May 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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S.W. Colorado lawmakers reflect on wins, losses

DENVER – Southwest Colorado lawmakers spent the legislative session advancing bills on water, wildfires and response efforts in the wake of the Gold King Mine spill. The three Republican lawmakers...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colo. House, La Plata County candidates take on housing concerns

Candidates for a state House of Representative seat and two La Plata County commissioner seats took questions Thursday about how they might address challenges facing the construction industry. The...

DATE: May 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado state Rep. J. Paul Brown skeptical of human-made climate change

DENVER – Republican state Rep. J. Paul Brown encouraged fellow lawmakers on Tuesday to see “Climate Hustle,” a “global warming comedy” that critics say foolishly emboldens climate change...

DATE: May 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News