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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

Sean Smith wins second term as La Plata County sheriff

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith won re-election Tuesday after taking a sizable lead against his Republican opponent, Charles Hamby, according to unofficial election results. “We’re looking...

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 | 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 | CATEGORY: Local News

We’re so blue

In her concession speech Tuesday night, Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, who campaigned beautifully for U.S. House against incumbent Republican Rep. Scott Tipton, said, “We have so much work to do....

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Editorials

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 | 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 | 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

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

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

Thanks to MCHD for its financial support

Thank you to the Montezuma County Hospital District for its financial contributions to Southwest Health System during this difficult time for our community hospital. Not only did MCHD purchase a...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Thank You Letters

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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