Election

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New state rules raise cost of primary elections

The next primary election could cost La Plata County as much as 33 percent more than in 2016 because of two state rules approved by Colorado voters last fall. Both measures include unaffiliated...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Ute Mountain Ute chairman looks to tribe’s future

TOWAOC – Harold Cuthair, the newly elected chairman for Ute Mountain Ute tribe, is a popular guy.On a bench outside his office door, tribal members line up to speak about their concerns on a...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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How an 'awakened giant' shook up Election Day

Add this to the list of stunning upsets in this year’s election: President-elect Donald Trump, who ran a campaign fixated on an anti-immigrant platform, captured more of the Latino vote than Mitt...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Election shows internet a priority in Montezuma County

Montezuma County voters overall agreed in the Nov. 8 election that local control of improved internet services is a priority. The county opted out of a restrictive state telecommunication law by a...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Election roundup: What happened in the West?

Big-ticket issues — from marijuana legalization to healthcare, carbon taxes to minimum wage — and key House and Senate races took center stage on Western state ballots this election. The region...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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How did Montezuma County's precincts vote?

Republican President-elect Donald Trump won all but one of Montezuma County’s 11 precincts on Tuesday, claiming 60 percent of the total vote to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s 30 percent.In...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Gov. Hickenlooper calls for unity in wake of election

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper is calling for unity after a divisive election in which he described Republican Donald Trump as a “narcissistic fraud.” His comments Thursday came just hours before...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Dolores County elects new commissioners

Dolores County elected two new commissioners, opted out of SB152, retained the county judge, and passed an ambulance district mill levy.Republican Steve Garchar won the District 2 commissioner...

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

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Democrat incumbents retain La Plata commission seats

Both Democratic incumbents retained their seats on the La Plata County board of commissioners, launching their second terms at the dais. Commissioners Gwen Lachelt, District 2, and Julie...

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

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Trump wins stunning upset for president

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America’s 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters’ economic...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Montezuma County count runs into Wednesday morning

Voting in Montezuma County finished with a flurry of late voters on Tuesday night, pushing the vote count into early Wednesday morning.The mail-in ballot was convenient for the public but slowed...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Michael Bennet defeats Glenn in U.S. Senate race

DENVER – A relatively dull U.S. Senate race in Colorado ended Tuesday night as predicted, with Democrat Michael Bennet holding onto his seat against Republican challenger Darryl Glenn. Bennet...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news