Local elections

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Danger to river didn’t last

DENVER – An independent study of water quality in the Animas River after the Gold King Mine spill shows major human health concerns were short-lived, though slight spikes in pollution might occur...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest counties must provide Ute language help in elections

La Plata and Montezuma counties are now required to provide language assistance during elections to the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes per the minority language provision of the Voting...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Walker retained as 22nd Judicial District judge

Doug Walker was retained as judge of the 22nd Judicial District by a vote of 6,812 to 4,369, or 61 percent of the vote. Walker had received a unanimous recommendation from the nine-member 22nd...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Voters approve $1.8 million to demolish old M-CHS

Voters on Tuesday approved a Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 school district request for permission to spend up to $1.8 million toward demolition of the old high school on W. Seventh Street. The vote was...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos library levy passes with 65.7 percent of vote

Mancos on Tuesday approved a levy to help fund library costs. The vote on Mancos 4A was 1,207 to 630, with 65.7 percent of voters approving the levy. Library Director Lee Hallberg said he...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Don Coram re-elected as state representative for House District 58

Republican Don Coram will be serving another term as state representative for House District 58 after Tuesday’s election. During his first term, the Montrose resident supported funding for...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County re-elects commissioners Ertel, Suckla and DA Furse

Montezuma County candidates Keenan Ertel, Larry Don Suckla and Will Furse were re-elected Tuesday night after running unopposed for commissioner and district attorney positions. Ertel and Suckla...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ute Mountain Utes, CU students boost voting information

Students and a professor from University of Colorado Boulder collaborated with members of the Ute Mountain Ute tribe to create a video describing the state’s mail-in voting process leading up to...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ute Mountain tribe holds election Oct. 14

Ute Mountain Ute tribal members will elect a tribal chairman, two council delegates, and a White Mesa, Utah representative during the Oct. 14 election this Friday. Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 1...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Commissioners’ internet proposal may miss deadline

Montezuma County’s $39 million internet project might not be on the November ballot because commissioners have not filed required documents to the Colorado Department of Revenue.County attorney...

DATE: July 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Barz elected mayor of Mancos; Internet issue passes

Ellen “Queenie” Barz is the new mayor of Mancos.Barz won 169 votes in Tuesday’s election, while her opponent, Will Stone, took 75 votes.Ed Hallam, Matthew Baskin, Craig Benally, Lorraine Becker and...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Sheek, Keel easily win council; Miller, Carlson also are in

Karen Sheek, Ty Keel, Tim Miller and Jill Carlson are the winners of the Cortez City Council election. Sheek and Keel, who were both re-elected, took 1,012 and 977 votes, respectively. Miller had...

DATE: April 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News