La Plata County Colorado

SCAPE to participate in national development program

Southwest Colorado’s program to diversify the local economy by aiding startup companies that look like promising job-creators has been chosen to participate in a national program to support rural...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County likely to suspend public process for road improvements

La Plata County is unlikely to reinstate a program that allows residents to ask for more maintenance of county roads, another ramification of budget declines that have plagued the county for years....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snowstorm likely to bring up to 3 inches in Durango

A snowstorm that will favor the eastern San Juan Mountains – with Wolf Creek Pass expected to receive between 12 to 16 inches – will move through Southwest Colorado on Thursday evening and Friday...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Economic Development Alliance names Michael French as new leader

Michael French, who in 2007 found Durango the ideal location to telecommute while raising a family, has been named the new executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance....

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Economists don’t see recession in 2020, including Southwest Colorado

With the United States in its longest economic expansion ever, worry about when the next recession hits and how it might harm Southwest Colorado seemed to be a shadow looming over the 28th annual...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

So long, 2019: A year in review

As another decade comes to a close, many longtime newsmakers in Durango and Southwest Colorado wrote final chapters in careers that have shaped the region. In January, Former La Plata County...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver PBS coming to satellite viewers in Southwest Colorado

Southwest Coloradans received a stocking stuffer on Christmas Eve: agreements with satellite television providers to carry Denver’s Public Broadcasting Service affiliate, Rocky Mountain PBS. But...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County looks to acquire private property for road leading to coal mine

Let the negotiations for land acquisitions begin between La Plata County and property owners along a county road that serves as the main haul route for GCC Energy’s King II coal mine. Mining for...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County asks: Should new development pay its own way?

Should developers be required to pay a fee to help offset the impact new homes and businesses have on roads? That’s what La Plata County is considering through the implementation of a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico in danger of being undercounted in census

FARMINGTON – New Mexico is considered one of the hardest states to count in the 2020 U.S. Census report, according to an Associated Press analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. According to the...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trash transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel to remain open

La Plata County will not close trash transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel after all. In August, La Plata County commissioners questioned what role, if any, the county should play in funding ...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vacant land on Florida Mesa approved for up to 22 homes

A vacant 66-acre property on Florida Mesa now has the potential for 22 new homes. On Thursday, the property owner, Joseph Truby, requested the land be reclassified from its agricultural/rural...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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