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Voter turnout in Montezuma County at 60 percent

Montezuma County reported high turnout for the 2018 midterm elections, according to the Colorado secretary of state and the Montezuma County clerk. After polls closed, 11,864 ballots had been...

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

La Plata County likely sees record midterm turnout

La Plata County voters cast 28,523 ballots Tuesday, setting what is believed to be a record midterm turnout of 62 percent. There are 45,647 registered voters in the county. “I’m so proud of La...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

McLachlan bests independent challenger in state House race

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, cruised to victory in House District 59 with 56 percent of voters favoring her and 44 percent backing independent challenger Paul Jones of Gunnison,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield voters saying no to library mill levy

Final unofficial results showed a no vote for the Pine River Library District’s request for a mill levy increase. With 4,728 votes tallied, 2,369 voters said no, at 50.1 percent, and 2,359 said...

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

Ignacio-area voters turn down request for more cemetery funding

Voters in the Ignacio, Allison, Oxford Cemetery District said no to a request to increase funding for cemetery maintenance. No votes totaled 870 of the votes cast, or 61 percent, while only 560...

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

Fort Lewis Mesa fire receives tax increase, freedom from state amendment

Voters in the Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District approved a property tax increase and a measure to free the district from the limits of the Gallagher Amendment, according to unofficial...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats seize House control; GOP holds Senate

WASHINGTON — Democrats seized the House majority from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Tuesday in a suburban revolt that threatened what’s left of the president’s governing agenda. But...

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

Tipton coasts to re-election over Mitsch Bush

The 3rd Congressional District’s Republican incumbent, Scott Tipton, defeated Democratic challenger Diana Mitsch Bush on Tuesday in what was considered one of the most competitive races in Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Republicans celebrate wins with Tipton

Montezuma County Republicans gathered Tuesday evening at the Elks Lodge No. 1789 in Cortez to watch federal election results come in on Fox News between updates from Montezuma County Republican...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ballot measures roundup: Road taxes, redistricting, drilling regs

DENVER – Colorado voters rejected a proposal Tuesday that would have tightly restricted where new oil and gas wells could be drilled across the state — the latest development in a contentious...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catlin easily defeats Cagin for Colorado House seat

Republican Rep. Marc Catlin, of Montrose, has been elected to represent the 58th District House of Representative seat in the Colorado Legislature. Districtwide, he got 62.97 percent of the vote...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local Democrats share thoughts, stories before election returns

At the Montezuma County Democrats headquarters on election night, the Wi-Fi password is “ImpeachTrump,” and a sheet cake awaiting celebration reads, “The Blue Wave.” A crowd of more than 50...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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