La Plata County Colorado

After yearslong effort, La Plata County inks new land-use code

It’s official: La Plata County has a new land-use code. La Plata County commissioners Clyde Church, Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff voted unanimously Tuesday in support of adopting sweeping...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to begin several road improvement projects this week

Several La Plata County roads are set for repairs over the next two weeks. On Monday, the county’s Road and Bridge crew began chip-and-seal projects on 1.25 miles of County Road 509 and 2 miles of...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vandals hit popular La Plata Canyon lookout spot

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the vandals who graffitied a popular lookout spot in La Plata Canyon. Esther Godson, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service, said...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County cools talk of leaving San Juan Basin Public Health

Archuleta County commissioners tamped down rhetoric Tuesday about leaving San Juan Basin Public Health, but said the county will continue to form a task force to look into whether it should start...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed 180-space RV park on Florida Mesa worries residents

A proposal for a new 180-space RV park on Florida Mesa has residents concerned the development will compromise the rural character of the area and create traffic hazards. According to county...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Garden fundraisers raise $47,000 for La Plata County arts nonprofits

Ten La Plata County nonprofits that focus on the arts each received $4,700 in grant money to help them stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic – all through a series of virtual garden parties. In...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bakers Bridge, a rite of passage for many Durango youths, becomes restricted

The blue-green water and steep rock faces at Bakers Bridge have long drawn sunbathers, cliff jumpers and even actors Robert Redford and Paul Newman during the filming of “Butch Cassidy and the...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

10 facts about La Plata County’s new land-use code

Years in the making, a new land-use code for La Plata County is on track to be adopted Sept. 15, but what exactly is in the set of regulations that residents should know about? County officials...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County seeks to recover $337,000 in attorney fees, prevail in lawsuit

La Plata County hopes to recover an estimated $337,000 in attorney fees as part of a four-year legal battle with the state of Colorado – a case the county initially won in trial court, had...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-end home sales take off across La Plata County

High-end home sales took off in the second quarter of 2020, but the number of condos and townhome sales in Durango plummeted as COVID-19 made its impact felt on La Plata County real estate....

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County denies proposed campground, event space for motorcycle rally

After a more than five-hour meeting, La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday denied a proposed temporary camp and entertainment hub for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally over the Labor Day weekend...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community Emergency Relief Fund reaches $500,000 awarded in grants

The Community Emergency Relief Fund disbursed $175,000 to 49 nonprofit organizations in Southwest Colorado to aid in coronavirus pandemic relief efforts during a mid-July funding round. Since the...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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