Remodeling a transformation for La Plata County Courthouse

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Remodeling a transformation for La Plata County Courthouse

Consolidation of courts, offices may boost downtown economy

Remodeling a transformation for La Plata County Courthouse

Fred Lockard, left, and Bob Sickich of Roseberry’s Plumbing & Heating install pipes inside the La Plata County Courthouse as part a $5 million remodel, which includes upgrades to the heating and cooling system and the sprinkler system. The project will also create space for district and federal courtrooms.
Jack Fylts of Garrhs Plumbing of Durango works on the installation of pipes inside the La Plata County Courthouse. Upgrades to the building also include an ADA-accessible entryway that will allow more standing room and additional security.
La Plata County General Services Director Mark McKibben, left, and FCI Project Superintendent David Pribble, are overseeing the remodeling of the La Plata County Courthouse. In addition to space for the 6th Judicial District, the reconfigured building will bring the U.S. District Court and U.S. Probation and Marshal’s offices to downtown Durango.
John Horrocks, a foreman with Durango Electric, works to install a new electrical panel inside the La Plata County Courthouse as part of the remodeling project, which covers just under 16,000 square feet of the 70,000-square-foot building.
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