La Plata County Colorado

City adjusts county water rates

County residents who use city water could see their bills go down in the coming months, following a decision by Durango City Council on Tuesday. A water and sewer rate increase effective in January...

DATE: March 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal protection has new director

Gary Skiba, a six-month employee in the animal protection division of the La Plata County Humane Society, has been appointed to head the division. Skiba replaces Jon Plata, who retired after 12...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s tourism marketing takes the whole enchilada

Tourism dollars are spent to put heads-in-beds somewhere in La Plata County. That bed might be a downtown Durango hotel, a cabin at Vallecito, a camp site up north, a motel on the outskirts, a...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

City and county seek airport feedback

The public will have a chance to give Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners feedback about a proposed Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal in two upcoming meetings. The two...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Personal property declarations needed

People owning, possessing or controlling taxable personal property with a total actual value greater than $7,300 on Jan. 1 are required to report the personal property to the La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Home prices keep climbing

Durango homes saw a healthy rise in sales price during 2014, according to year-end statistics released Monday by the Durango Area Association of Realtors. In-town Durango homes sold for a median...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango chamber lists awards finalists

The Durango Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for its annual awards ceremony. The awards will be bestowed Jan. 22 at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College. The nominated...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax-exempt lands secure funding

After last year’s uncertainty, La Plata County officials now can rest easy knowing federal funds that make up for tax-exempt public lands will arrive. The Payments in Lieu of Taxes, also known as...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water rates to double for people in county

When new utility-rate hikes kick in this January, county residents will pay double for city water compared with their city neighbors. “We’re all part of the system, and we’ll all be pitching in. I...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

County budget faces long-term shortfalls

La Plata County’s budget will face serious budget shortfalls in the next ten years without a property or sales tax increase. The budget has been largely supported by tax revenues from natural gas,...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

County coffers healing

The La Plata County’s budget is looking healthier after struggling with declining revenue since 2010. Total budget spending is expected to expand from $63.7 million to $76.9 million in 2015, an...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo exhibit to feature aspen carvings

The findings of multi-year research regarding carvings in aspen trees north of Bayfield and the Hispanic shepherds who made them can be seen in photographs and the written word this week in...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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