The outcome of the District 2 county commissioner race remains up in the air after Tuesday’s election. Democrat Gwen Lachelt leads Republican incumbent Kellie Hotter by 78 votes, but about 1,000 provisional ballots have yet to be counted..”
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Debate shows different visions for county.
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Cattlemen to host candidate forum in Durango
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Lachelt can restore dignity, trust to county
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Naturally, it’s a gas, gas gas
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Politicians do thankless job in campaigning
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Candidates battle for, and march on DC
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County Dems’ fundraising lead thinning
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Debate shows different visions for county
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Let’s work together to build a better future
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Progressive candidates benefit to be held
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Gwen Lachelt
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Democrats leading fundraising in county
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Lachelt committed to building community
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Elect new commissioners to improve county’s rationality
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Lachelt, McLachlan won’t turn backs on county residents
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State lax on energy producers group says
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Dems hold caucuses tonight
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Saturday, March 17, 2012, Yesterday the La Plata County Democratic Party voted by unanimous acclamation to make Gwen Lachelt the official candidate for La Plata County Commissioner in District 2.  “I believe government must serve the people; must mediate the competing interests of citizens, local businesses and non-local corporations; and must inspire long-term planning and thinking. La Plata County has suffered a collapse of long-term planning and decision-making for the common good…With your support, I will restore trust and confidence in our county government.”
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Thursday, February 16, 2012, Eno, a wine bar on East Second Avenue, flirted with the limits of its fire capacity as Democrat Gwen Lachelt announced her candidacy to challenge Republican…
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