The Nov. 7 election returning Democrats to power and restoring the balance of power in La Plata County and Washington, D.C.

The dedicated election volunteers who put in countless hours of work to ensure smooth and honest local elections

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, of California, becoming the first female House Speaker in U.S. History

A campaign season dominated by smear advertising and automated candidate phone calls

Colorado voters endorsing the heterosexual marriage amendment and effectively stepping on domestic partnerships throughout the state

The spelling of the word “marihuana” on La Plata County ballots for the ill-fated Amendment 44