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Fluoridation debated before city councilors

Residents crowded Durango City Hall to present opposing arguments on fluoride in drinking water Monday. Those opposed to fluoridation asked for the right to choose it, those in favor of it argued...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Newly created primaries a challenge for election officials

Unaffiliated voters account for about one-third of Colorado’s electorate, and on Tuesday, voters approved two propositions that will bring those without political affiliation into the fold in...

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

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County turnout almost reaches 84 percent

Unofficial election results totaled 37,592 ballots cast in La Plata County, nearing 84 percent turnout of active voters. The highest total in the past six presidential elections was in 1992,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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It’s here: Election Day!

It’s here: Election Day, and the final day you can get your general election ballot turned in. All mail ballots must be received by 7 p.m. – and it’s too late to mail them back. But there are...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Final hours for voting fast approaching

The final hours for citizens to return ballots, register to vote or vote in person are fast approaching. All mail ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Tuesday – and it’s too late to mail them back....

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Judge raises concerns with Colorado ‘ballot selfie’ law

DENVER – A Denver federal judge on Wednesday told prosecutors that they have a weak case in arguing for an archaic law that prohibits sharing so-called “ballot selfies.” Two separate lawsuits were...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Motor vehicle offices closed on Election Day

With a high turnout expected on Election Day, motor vehicle services won’t be offered by the La Plata County clerk and recorder’s office on Nov. 8 at either the Durango or Bayfield locations....

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Early voters at 5 percent turnout in La Plata County

About 1,300 ballots flooded into drop boxes in La Plata County over the weekend, bringing the total since ballots were mailed last Monday to 2,014, including 1,117 Democrats, 818 Republicans and...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lawsuit aims to allow ballot selfies in Colorado

DENVER – A state senator joined a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado on Monday seeking to block an archaic law that makes it a crime to show one’s completed ballot to others,...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ballot takes shape as election deadlines approach

Election Day is fast approaching, with several deadlines between now and Nov. 8 that voters and political entities need to know. La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Lee Parker reported that...

DATE: Sept. 8, 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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Tough-talking Philippine mayor looks set to be new president

MANILA, Philippines – A brash and tough-talking mayor who has pledged to kill suspected criminals and end crime within six months looked set to become the next president of the Philippines after...

DATE: May 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World