La Plata County Colorado

Plans floated to deal with water woes

As rain washed over the La Plata County on Thursday, bringing fears of flooding, county officials wrestled with how to address long-term water needs. “We’ve been fighting for years and years over...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield, county officials discuss joint planning

Town of Bayfield and La Plata County officials met Thursday morning to discuss an agreement for joint planning for development on lands near the town. “We want to get ahead of the game, manage...

DATE: June 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Infrastructure examined in county comp plan

The new La Plata County Comprehensive Plan could lay out general guidance for many aspects of infrastructure lacking in the current plan. The 2001 version of the plan addressed only...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where you grow up matters

Children from low-income families who grow up in La Plata County are likely to have more prosperous futures ahead of them than many of their peers across the country, according to an April...

DATE: May 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A beefed-up market

The price of hamburgers for summer picnics, barbecued brisket and steaks have been climbing for years, but customers don’t seem to be reaching for chicken. High demand, high prices and spring rain...

DATE: May 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners discuss farming economics

Providing flexibility to keep local farms economically viable was emphasized by La Plata County planning commissioners Thursday night as they continued work on an updated comprehensive plan....

DATE: May 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Storm edging Durango

As giant gray and ominous clouds slowly sailed Sunday over Durango and winds blustered leaves across streets and sidewalks, it looked as if the sky could open at any time. But, as of Sunday...

DATE: May 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield’s mill levy taxes town’s businesses

The owner of a $500,000 commercial property in Bayfield pays a lot more in property taxes than a similar property pays in Durango or Ignacio, La Plata County Assessor Craig Larson told members of...

DATE: April 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

The road to Jimmy Newton’s memory

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County Road 322 has new name

La Plata County commissioners have memorialized the late Jimmy R. Newton Jr., chairman of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, by designating County Road 322 in his honor. The sign for Jimmy R. Newton...

DATE: April 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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