La Plata County Colorado

At last minute, Search and Rescue given new home

La Plata County Search and Rescue soon will finally have a place to call home. “I didn’t know it could get better than Christmas, but this is pretty darn close,” Ron Corkish, president of La Plata...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon put on hold

Efforts to revamp an aspiring silver and gold mine in La Plata Canyon have been put on hold for the foreseeable future as company officials decide which direction to take the long inactive site...

DATE: June 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FCC clears way for Denver TV in Southwest Colorado

La Plata and Montezuma county residents are a step closer to receiving Denver television stations, at least if they receive their signal through a satellite provider. The Federal Communications...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Flyovers offer bird’s-eye view for Assessor’s Office, emergency personnel

In 2015, La Plata County started conducting flyovers in an attempt to use aerial photography to better inspect homes and businesses for tax purposes, and by all accounts, it has worked, adding...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hires community development director

La Plata County has hired a community development director, nearly four months after the resignation of Planning Director Jason Meininger. In February , Meininger announced he planned to resign,...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

With industry shifts, La Plata County reaches out to oil and gas companies

It’s good to know your neighbors, at least that’s the approach La Plata County is taking with oil and gas companies operating in Southwest Colorado. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catamount Energy offers $5,000 to Ignacio-area residents to waive county well regulations

A Denver-based energy company is offering a handful of Ignacio-area residents $5,000 to forgo their protections under La Plata County’s oil and gas regulations as the company seeks to drill a new...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango attorney to lead state’s oil and gas commission

A Durango attorney has been tapped to lead the state’s top agency that regulates oil and gas at a time of sweeping change for the industry in Colorado. Earlier this year, the Colorado Legislature...

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM proposes trail changes across 100,000 acres in Southwest Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing changes to trails across an estimated 100,000 acres of public land in Southwest Colorado, including nearly 35 miles of trails in La Plata County. Earlier...

DATE: April 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit says La Plata County government ignored sexual harassment

La Plata County faces a lawsuit that claims county staff for years ignored a former employee’s complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Megan Graham, spokeswoman for La...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County manager candidates describe how they would take on challenges

The next La Plata County manager will face big challenges, including a tight operational budget and a contentious land-use code revision. The three finalists for the job, Jim Halasz, D. Michael...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Test case of barking dog ordinance dismissed

A test case of La Plata County’s new barking dog ordinance resulted in charges being dropped after a county court judge found insufficient evidence to support the charges. La Plata County enacted...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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