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

In this week's issue...

May 14, 2020
The great re-awakening

Shrouded in unknowns, the timeline for re-opening some businesses in Colorado came into clearer view Tuesday.

May 15, 2020
The best defense

Pandemics often bring pandemonium. It is easy to be fearful about coronavirus. But we already possess the greatest weapon on Earth against it: our amazing body and its powerful immune system.

May 7, 2020
Yes! The Farmers Market is opening

It may be hard to imagine, but while us humans are shuttered away in our houses, or hiding behind facemasks and Zoom meetings, the natural world is going on without us.