La Plata County Colorado

2018: A review of the news in La Plata County

There is an epigram that says “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” That feels somewhat true for 2018 in La Plata County. Once again, a destructive fire dominated the news, and it...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Take a hike with a Humane Society dog up for adoption

Do you ever feel the need for a canine companion while hiking, but just aren’t in a place to have a dog of your own? La Plata County Humane Society has you covered. A little-known program hosted by...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog banned from Durango shows up in town, could be euthanized

A 5-year-old pit bull mix – the only dog that’s ever been banned from Durango city limits – showed up in town earlier this month, and the outcome doesn’t look good. “It’s probably not going to have...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Humane Society director resigns; agency waits to hire replacement

The La Plata County Humane Society will not actively look for a new executive director after its former head of operations resigned suddenly in November. “Right now, we are just going to work with...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts $91.1 million budget

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted the 2019 budget, which will have an increase in projected revenues for the first time in years as a result of higher natural gas prices...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural residents, ag community: We don’t want zoning

Rural residents and members of the agricultural community in La Plata County who came out in full force Tuesday spoke out against the prospect of county-wide zoning, which they say would take away...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to launch search for new manager in 2019

La Plata County’s search for a new county manager will begin in January. In September, current County Manager Joanne Spina announced her retirement , capping a 30-year career in the public sector....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanksgiving, delivered from Durango

Gordon Clouser was driving from one side of La Plata County to the other, delivering Thanksgiving meals at the request of families, when he had a thought: “There’s a better way to do this,” he...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can attorney general-elect help bring Denver TV to Durango?

Phil Weiser, attorney general-elect for Colorado, said he will join La Plata County in its fight to allow DISH and DirecTV to add four major Denver television stations to the programming offerings...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Will young people show up this year to vote?

In the home stretch to Tuesday’s midterm election, political groups in Durango are pressing hard on young people to vote because they are the least likely to participate in elections. “They are not...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Per capita marijuana sales in Montezuma County twice as high as La Plata

As Colorado’s marijuana industry continues to grow, per capita recreational sales in Montezuma County in the first eight months of 2018 were nearly double the per capita sales in neighboring La...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional food hub planted in Cortez

A new distribution center under construction in Cortez will allow more food produced in Montezuma and La Plata counties to reach local consumers and children in need. A former 7,000-square-foot...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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