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Restore The Balance-
La Plata County Branch

Restore the Balance – La Plata (RTB La Plata County) is a branch of a 501(C)(4) nonprofit organization.

We are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents working together for the purpose of building an alternative to political violence and extremism.

RTB members have endorsed seven fundamental principles of political action and discourse, and RTB’s main activity is the evaluation of candidates for public office.  


Film presentation:  Undivide Us

June 25, 2024 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Durango Public Library 1900 E. 3rd Ave.

Followed by small group discussions

Book Club
“On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the Twentieth Century”

by Tim Snyder

Group discussion at Purple Cliffs Meeting Room 200 (above Sunnyside Farms Market)


Book available at Maria’s Bookshop.  Mention RTB Book club for a 15% discount. 

Look for RtB at:

Durango Farmer’s Market

Saturday mornings TBK Bank


La Plata County Fair Booth

August 8th through August 10th  

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La Plata County News & Information

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Read our La Plata County Branch Newsletter

Dec 21, 2023

Have a read on our 

  • Updates from this Autumn

  • Who the Political Science Club hosted

  • What the Communication team has been promoting

  • Our member spotlight!

  • The Book Club read for February

  • And our Upcoming Events

Durango Herald 10_15_23

'Importance of informed voter engagement'

Oct 15, 2023

We look forward to a broader candidate evaluation process during the 2024 primary and general elections. This experience demonstrates the critical importance of informed voter engagement in our democratic process and the support across party lines of RTB principles.

LaPlata School Board

Ignacio and Bayfield School Board Member Questionnaire & Report

Oct 13, 2023

Restore the Balance (RTB) - La Plata Branch embarked on its first effort at non-partisan voter education and enhanced participation by distributing a candidate questionnaire to the candidates for the Bayfield and Ignacio school boards.

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Steering Committee

  • David Burke

  • Janalee Hogan

  • Karen Zink

  • Laurie Meininger

  • Michael  Hudson

  • Nancy Wharton

  • Pam Patton

  • Paul DeBell

  • Rick O'Block

  • Sidny Zink

  • Steve Short

  • Intern: Wyatt Bair

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