Colorado’s new members of Congress – Hickenlooper and Boebert – are sworn in

Colorado’s two new members of Congress were sworn into office Sunday. Democratic U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper and Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Rifle officially joined the seven other...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado politics: Top story in 2020 – and what to expect in 2021

If you enjoy politics, 2020 didn’t disappoint. And if you don’t, it probably left your head spinning. The year started with talk about the impeachment of President Donald Trump, the Democratic...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Top That co-owner charged on suspicion of intimidation, police say

A co-owner of Top That Frozen Yogurt, a lightning rod for political controversy this fall, has been charged with intimidation in connection with an altercation that occurred during an informal...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is La Plata County reliably blue?

The 2020 general election in La Plata County had the highest voter turnout in recent memory – 76% of combined active and inactive voters – and results suggest La Plata County might be turning into...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How the Cardboard Cory protest in Colorado helped Democrats defeat Gardner

Days before the election, even as the outcome of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado looked all but certain, Katie Farnan refused to believe it. The mother-turned-activist from Boulder worked for the...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Would a Biden administration help people living in church sanctuary?

A presidential administration led by Democrat Joe Biden does not necessarily mean greater freedoms are in store for Rosa Sabido, who has lived in sanctuary in a Mancos church for more than three...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board member resigns

Shere Byrd, who represents northeast La Plata County on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education, resigned at the end of Tuesday night’s school board meeting. Byrd cited the required time...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Montezuma County Patriots, the presidential race isn’t over

Many participants in the weekly Freedom Rides down Main Street in Cortez, organized by the Montezuma County Patriots, say their message of patriotism remains the same after the presidential...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘This isn’t over!’: Trump supporters refuse to accept defeat

Chanting “This isn’t over!” and “Stop the steal,” supporters of President Donald Trump protested at state capitols across the country Saturday, refusing to accept defeat and echoing Trump’s...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided U.S.

WASHINGTON – Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by the historic pandemic...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

A new voter turnout record in La Plata County?

Despite the first worldwide pandemic since 1918, or maybe because of it, La Plata County is on pace to shatter voter turnout numbers in a presidential year dating to at least 1984. “I’m expecting...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives founder speaks in Dolores

The head of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives spoke at a private outdoor fundraiser for Republican candidates in Dolores on Saturday evening. Derrick Wilburn, founder and executive director of...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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