La Plata County Colorado

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

La Plata County resident tests positive for septicemic plague

A La Plata County resident has tested positive for septicemic plague, which health officials believe was transmitted by fleas from a ground squirrel. San Juan Basin Public Health announced the...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Hot Springs receives OK to serve alcohol

Durango Hot Springs will now be able to serve alcohol. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a new “lodging and entertainment liquor license,” which allows the resort previously...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New RV park approved south of Durango

A 19-space RV park off U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango was unanimously approved this week by the La Plata County Planning Commission. The project at 9981 Highway 550 is slated to be on 19 acres,...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County releases second draft of new land-use codes

The second version of La Plata County’s draft land-use code was released Tuesday for public review as county officials eye a final adoption of the revised regulations this fall. After four years in...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bear burned in East Canyon Fire to be released in coming weeks

A young bear rescued after suffering burns in the East Canyon Fire last month has shown strong signs of recovery and is expected to be released in the coming weeks, according to Colorado Parks and...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sees spike in COVID-19 cases

La Plata County has seen its first spike in positive COVID-19 cases in weeks. San Juan Basin Public Health reported 119 cases in La Plata County as of Tuesday. The county’s case numbers increased...

DATE: June 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 9,300 primary ballots returned in La Plata County

As of Thursday morning, 9,387 ballots had been returned in La Plata County for the primary election, and voters still have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to return ballots to drop-off boxes. It is too late...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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