La Plata County Colorado

Future of transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel in question

As La Plata County continues to struggle to provide services amid budget declines, big changes might be coming to the transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel, where rural residents are now able to...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 18 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man sentenced for skid-steer rampage

A La Plata County man who hit two vehicles and threatened two state troopers with a skid-steer loader in February apologized Friday and said he was “truly ashamed.” John Westlund, a 38-year-old...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 50 properties removed from tax-exempt ag status

La Plata County has removed nearly 50 properties from the agricultural tax status that is intended to give farmers and ranchers a financial break, but is often falsely claimed or misused by...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where sharing the road is most stressful, for cars and cyclists

Cycling can help cut carbon emissions and reduce traffic congestion, but when narrow roads force cyclists and cars to pass within inches of each other, it can cause tensions to run high and keep...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New federal funding lowers health insurance premiums on state exchange

Federal funding was approved Wednesday that will help Southwest Colorado residents save an average of 30% on insurance premiums purchased through the state health care exchange. “People that pay...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Home sales decrease in La Plata County, Durango

The number of homes sold in La Plata County and Durango continues a multi-year decline in most categories, while median and average prices appear to be plateauing, at least temporarily, according...

DATE: July 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention campaign plans expansion

Suicide prevention messages are expected to blanket Montezuma and La Plata counties in September during an expanded reprise of last year’s successful campaign to encourage at-risk residents to seek...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At last minute, Search and Rescue given new home

La Plata County Search and Rescue soon will finally have a place to call home. “I didn’t know it could get better than Christmas, but this is pretty darn close,” Ron Corkish, president of La Plata...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon put on hold

Efforts to revamp an aspiring silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon have been put on hold for the foreseeable future as company officials decide which direction to take the long inactive site...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FCC clears way for Denver TV in Southwest Colorado

La Plata and Montezuma county residents are a step closer to receiving Denver television stations, at least if they receive their signal through a satellite provider. The Federal Communications...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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