La Plata County Colorado

Hearing on La Plata County’s new land-use code draws few comments

Only a handful of people spoke Thursday night during a public hearing for La Plata County’s proposed new land-use code, which is expected to be adopted in the fall. La Plata County’s long-awaited...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire southeast of Mancos grows to 2,700 acres

With no chance for precipitation in Southwest Colorado in sight, firefighters working to contain the East Canyon Fire west of Durango are bracing for what could be a long battle. Pam Wilson, a...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango near wildfire

U.S. Highway 160 reopened to traffic around 7:15 p.m. Monday after a 9-mile stretch from Mancos to Cherry Creek (La Plata County Road 105) was temporarily closed because of poor visibility caused...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pandemic pushed hundreds of hospitality workers into unemployment

Dave Woodruff says laying off his employees was one of the hardest things he’s ever done. The general manager of El Moro Bar & Tavern, Woodruff is also serving as a leader in recovery efforts for...

DATE: June 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado pauses to remember COVID-19 victims

Cities, counties and organizations across Colorado turned their building lights red at 7 p.m. Friday to honor those who have fallen victim to the coronavirus. In Colorado, 878 people died from...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Imagine a Durango Hot Springs with 22 soaking pools

The new owners of Durango Hot Springs Resort and Spa plan to unveil improvements at the 150-year-old resort, formerly known as Trimble Hot Springs, on the Fourth of July weekend. By Independence...

DATE: May 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Newest library district gets website

Colorado’s youngest library district has entered the digital age with a new website. The Southwest La Plata Library District announced its new website, developed with the help of COLibraries and...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What can numbers tell us about our response to the coronavirus?

The coronavirus pandemic upended life around the world. Billions of people have been ordered to stay home, millions of businesses have been forced to close and hundreds of thousands of people have...

DATE: May 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County drops prospect of moratorium on new development

La Plata County has dropped a proposed moratorium on all new development applications after public backlash branded it detrimental to the economy, especially during the coronavirus outbreak. In a...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area home sales strong in first quarter 2020

The median price of a single-family home in La Plata County increased by 20% in the first quarter of 2020, but the median price of a home in Durango dropped 7%, while the number of sales held...

DATE: April 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are La Plata County residents ready to reopen the economy?

Several La Plata County residents said they were in favor of Colorado’s gradual economic reopening, with some caveats, under Gov. Jared Polis’ safer-at-home order scheduled to begin Monday....

DATE: April 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After stumbling, ABC Denver airs on DirecTV in La Plata County

After a frustrating weekend for many DirecTV subscribers in La Plata County, KMGH, the ABC affiliate based in Denver, appears to be activated for county subscribers on the satellite system’s...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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