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LPEA delays rate increase, allocates $90,000 to bill assistance

La Plata Electric Association has delayed an April 1 rate increase until July 1 to help consumers deal with COVID-19 pandemic. LPEA’s board of directors Wednesday approved a rescue package that...

DATE: March 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Electric Association suspends disconnects during COVID-19 pandemic

La Plata Electric Association has suspended disconnects for nonpayment of electric bills for its residential and small-business members. “We are aware of the deep economic impact the COVID-19...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser calls on state courts to pause evictions

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is calling on state courts to halt eviction proceedings because of the COVID-19 crisis. “In this emergency, evicting any Coloradan from their home would...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

No fooling – La Plata Electric Association rate increase to begin April 1

Rates for on-peak electricity will increase by 4% in La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan counties on April 1, but the rate for off-peak usage will not increase. The rate increase will affect...

DATE: March 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Market now charging for cash back

For folks looking to avoid being nickel-and-dimed at ATMs, getting cash back at the grocery store has been a popular – and until recently – free option in Durango. However, City Market, a division...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Still think gas prices are high? Durango has lowest rates this week

Durango enjoyed the cheapest gas prices in the state in mid-December based on a 10-city survey conducted by AAA Colorado. Also, prices throughout Colorado could drop by as much as a quarter by New...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New laws aim to protect renters facing eviction, uninhabitable homes

Renters living in uninhabitable conditions or facing eviction have more protections after the Colorado Legislature and governor approved bills that could help prevent people from losing their...

DATE: June 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Expect moderate gas price increases in 2018

How high will gas prices go in 2018? Experts say consumers are likely to pay more for gasoline in the upcoming year, but market forces are in place moderating those increases and make it unlikely...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

With help from Habitat for Humanity, 2 La Plata County women have homes

Two local La Plata County women were this year’s benefactors of the Habitat for Humanity program , cutting the ribbons to their new Bayfield homes during a dedication ceremony on Sunday. Habitat’s...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Assistance available for winter heating costs

Heating the home during the cold months can be a costly undertaking, but low-income households may be eligible to receive assistance paying those bills this winter. La Plata County Department of...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango laundries expect to pass along utility rate increases

Some businesses with heavy water usage expect to pass on city water and sewer rate increases to customers, after absorbing them in years past. Residents can expect to see a 10 percent increase for...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

No electric rate hike expected in 2017, LPEA says

When La Plata Electric Association adopts its 2017 rates in November, they are expected to stay the same. The cooperative has been weighing whether an increase in the cost of wholesale power from...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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