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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 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters retain two judges in Montezuma and Dolores counties

Voters in Montezuma and Dolores counties have retained 22nd Judicial District Judge Todd Jay Plewe and Montezuma County Court Judge JenniLynn Lawrence. Plewe was retained with 73.6 percent of the...

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax increase for Lewis-Arriola Fire passes

Voters approved a 1.41 mill levy increase for the Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District in Tuesday’s election. The measure passed by a vote of 847-628 – 57.42 percent to 42.58 percent – according...

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

Coram wins Colorado Senate seat

Veteran Republican lawmaker Sen. Don Coram, of Montrose, has won District 6 State Senate seat, beating out Democrat rival Guinn Unger Jr. Districtwide, Coram garnered 39,725 votes, (54.8 percent),...

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

Health care, Trump among diverse stands of Colorado hopefuls

DENVER – Republican treasurer Walker Stapleton has attacked his opponent in the race for Colorado governor, Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, as too radical and extreme for the rapidly growing...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

For weeks, Kiva students had no permanent classroom

Alongside resignations of top school officials, budgetary concerns and low enrollment, students at Children’s Kiva Montessori School lacked a permanent facility for the first six weeks of class,...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BP says wastewater spill into Animas River contained

A wastewater spill from a BP American Production well site that reportedly seeped into the Animas River on Sunday south of Durango has been contained, according to a company spokesman. But a...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal pelts stolen from Durango wildlife museum

More than a dozen animal pelts were stolen last week from the Durango Fish Hatchery and Wildlife Museum run by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Pelts from a bobcat, Alaskan gray wolf, mountain lion...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

We ask Gov. Hickenlooper: What is left undone as you leave office?

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper sat down with The Durango Herald on Oct. 18 to discuss his time in office before he passes the torch to his successor in January. Here, he answers the question:...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Elementary School honor roll, first quarter

Mancos Elementary School on Tuesday released its honor roll for the first quarter. To be eligible for high honors, a student must achieve a grade of 4 in each of the core academic areas of reading,...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Midterm Election Day has arrived

Today is Election Day, the last day to turn in ballots for the 2018 midterm elections. Voters can drop off ballots, pick up a ballot or register to vote at several locations throughout the county...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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