La Plata County Colorado

Vacant land on Florida Mesa approved for up to 22 homes

A vacant 66-acre property on Florida Mesa now has the potential for 22 new homes. On Thursday, the property owner, Joseph Truby, requested the land be reclassified from its agricultural/rural...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 14 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado, New Mexico rank among top 15 for worst DUI rates

FARMINGTON – As the holidays approach – a time of historically higher rates of driving under the influence – a new report places Colorado and New Mexico among the worst 15 states for drunken...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Is La Posta Road poised to be the next Bodo Industrial Park?

The north end of La Posta Road has long been considered by city and county planners as a prime location to meet the region’s need for more light industrial businesses, but access to water and sewer...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New owner sheds light on plans for recently purchased Animas Valley property

A prime piece of undeveloped property in the Animas Valley previously owned by the U.S. Forest Service sold for nearly $1.7 million this summer, but don’t expect to see bulldozers and construction...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Renewable energy company to buy BP natural gas assets in San Juan Basin

BP American Production Co. has sold its stake in the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field to a European renewable energy company. In an emailed statement to The Durango Herald on Wednesday, a...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County, hoping to ease turnover, proposes raises for staff

Bucking the trend in recent years, La Plata County employees are likely to receive a raise in 2020, a move county officials hope will help with high turnover rates. Since 2010, La Plata County’s...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘ACT Building’ to house three La Plata County offices

The new building for three La Plata County departments – the Assessor, Clerk & Recorder and Treasurer – is close to opening its doors. Megan Graham, county spokeswoman, said the Assessor and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some residents happy, others less so, with county district plans

The long-awaited updates to La Plata County’s district plans are scheduled for completion this week and next, but it’s a mixed bag among residents whether the documents are truly representative of...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commission candidates file first expense report

One positive of announcing your candidacy early: There’s more time to raise money, and spend money. The first campaign expense filing for the November 2020 election shows La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Did your county road make the list for 2020 improvements?

It looks like it’s going to be a relatively quiet year in 2020 for road improvement projects around the unincorporated parts of La Plata County. According to the county’s Public Works Director Jim...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-density developments sought in unincorporated La Plata County

Some developers in the unincorporated parts of La Plata County are seeking higher-density developments. At least that’s the takeaway from a handful of La Plata County properties that had their...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Temporary uranium disposal site proposed south of Durango

A temporary disposal site for uranium tailings that were once used in construction projects around Durango has been proposed south of town, but some nearby residents are not happy. In the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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