La Plata County Colorado

Update: Western Colorado’s first cold front of fall coming Wednesday

The first major cold front of fall is expected to arrive Wednesday in Western Colorado, dropping temperatures to 20 degrees below normal through Friday. The front will cool down eastern Utah and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts 1041 Regulations

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted 1041 Regulations, which county officials say will allow greater local say on large-scale projects. “We’ve been working on this a long...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quick action saves La Plata County staffer’s life

It was a difference of 10 minutes between life and death for Brian Gretz. Gretz, who works as a systems coordinator for La Plata County’s IT department, started his day on Sept. 4 like any other:...

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

Homeless campers to relocate south of downtown Durango

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will move homeless campers next week from an area west of downtown Durango to an area south of downtown Durango to address residents’ concerns about trash and...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hires new finance director

La Plata County has hired a new finance director. Since February 2013, the county’s finance director had been Diane Sorenson. Sorenson, however, moved to Minnesota in October 2018 for family...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What are 1041 Regulations, and why do residents oppose them?

If you were in downtown Durango on Tuesday morning and confused about people protesting something called “1041 Powers,” you’re not alone. “The community hardly knows anything about it,” said Dan...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farm Bureau marks 100 years; celebration planned for Friday

The American Farm Bureau Federation is marking its 100th anniversary this year, with a celebration coming this week to La Plata County. Charly Minkler, president of the La Plata County Farm Bureau,...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New 28-lot RV park and tavern proposed near Trimble Lane

A local developer has proposed a new 28-lot RV park and tavern near Trimble Lane, about 10 miles north of Durango. According to county records, the project – called Willow Springs RV Resort – would...

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

La Plata County, tribe sign new agreement on oil, gas issues

La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have agreed to new terms about the operation of oil and gas production by the tribe on county-owned lands. Because the SUIT is a sovereign nation,...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scope of county land-use code revision is re-imagined

La Plata County’s revision of its land-use code won’t be as extensive as previously thought, but county officials said Wednesday that making improvements to the current system will help fix the...

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

Overhaul of La Plata County land-use code up for discussion

Wednesday could be a milestone moment for the future of La Plata County’s rewrite of the land-use code. At a work session at 10 a.m., county commissioners are expected to give clear direction about...

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

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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