La Plata County Colorado

La Plata County adopts $91.1 million budget

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted the 2019 budget, which will have an increase in projected revenues for the first time in years as a result of higher natural gas prices...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural residents, ag community: We don’t want zoning

Rural residents and members of the agricultural community in La Plata County who came out in full force Tuesday spoke out against the prospect of county-wide zoning, which they say would take away...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to launch search for new manager in 2019

La Plata County’s search for a new county manager will begin in January. In September, current County Manager Joanne Spina announced her retirement , capping a 30-year career in the public sector....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanksgiving, delivered from Durango

Gordon Clouser was driving from one side of La Plata County to the other, delivering Thanksgiving meals at the request of families, when he had a thought: “There’s a better way to do this,” he...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can attorney general-elect help bring Denver TV to Durango?

Phil Weiser, attorney general-elect for Colorado, said he will join La Plata County in its fight to allow DISH and DirecTV to add four major Denver television stations to the programming offerings...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will young people show up this year to vote?

In the home stretch to Tuesday’s midterm election, political groups in Durango are pressing hard on young people to vote because they are the least likely to participate in elections. “They are not...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Per capita marijuana sales in Montezuma County twice as high as La Plata

As Colorado’s marijuana industry continues to grow, per capita recreational sales in Montezuma County in the first eight months of 2018 were nearly double the per capita sales in neighboring La...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional food hub planted in Cortez

A new distribution center under construction in Cortez will allow more food produced in Montezuma and La Plata counties to reach local consumers and children in need. A former 7,000-square-foot...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to reopen water dock to new customers

The city of Durango will start accepting new customers at its water dock on Sept. 4, reversing a controversial decision that left many La Plata County residents in a pinch for water. “The purpose...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catholic church is a sacred time capsule in rural Tiffany

A small, almost forgotten Catholic church with a big history, located off the beaten path in the unincorporated community of Tiffany, could get a chance at second life as it approaches its...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Flash-flood warning in effect for La Plata County

A flash-flood warning is in effect for La Plata County until 7:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The warning was sent at about 4:15 p.m. The Weather Service said...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural La Plata County residents in a pinch for water

Residents in rural La Plata County are feeling the pinch of Durango’s decision to cut off new customers at its water dock. “The urban communities that have water docks, in my opinion, have a...

DATE: July 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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