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Recycling program likely will lead to higher trash bills

Local waste haulers told the Montezuma County Board of Commissioners and the landfill manager that a recycling program and steep increase in disposal fees will be a challenge for their businesses....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What the Democratic ‘blue wave’ on Election Night in Colorado means for education

Colorado voters on Tuesday elected a governor who ran on bold education promises but rejected a tax increase that would have made it easier to pay for them. They also gave control of the state...

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

Backers of Amendment 73 look to the future as voters reject school funding

With Colorado’s third attempt to raise taxes for education going down to defeat, backers of Amendment 73 looked to the future Tuesday. Lisa Weil of Great Education Colorado said that the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Candelaria wins tight race for Montezuma County commissioner

Republican Jim Candelaria, a local hemp promoter, builder and retired firefighter, has been elected to the Montezuma County commission. During Tuesday’s election, Candelaria earned 4,754 votes over...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores County elects new public officials

In Dolores County, local races were contested for sheriff, clerk and recorder, and coroner. Unaffiliated Don Wilson won a close race for sheriff, earning 636 votes (55 percent) compared with...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County joins state voters in rejecting Amendment 73

Colorado voters rejected a ballot initiative Tuesday that would have funded an increase in K-12 education spending through tax hikes for high-income state residents and corporations. Final vote...

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

Democrats win attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer races

Appearing to fall in line with Colorado’s gubernatorial race, Democratic candidates led Republican candidates for secretary of state, attorney general and state treasurer, though by narrow margins,...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 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 | UPDATED: 5 days 11 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: 4 days 1 hour 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 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | 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: 4 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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