La Plata County Colorado

La Plata County announces three finalists for county manager job

La Plata County has named three finalists to fill the role of county manager. Earlier this year, County Manager Joanne Spina retired, capping a 30-year career at the county. Since, Assistant...

DATE: April 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New funeral home to open in Durango

A new funeral home is coming to Durango that aims to help alleviate the demand for service as the region’s population grows. The Williams Funeral Home last week received approval from La Plata...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debris flow covers road in 10 feet of muck

The Missionary Ridge rockfall is on the move. In the past couple of days, several thousand tons of mud and debris have come down the mountainside to the Animas Valley floor, said Butch Knowlton,...

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Debris flow closes section of East Animas Road north of Durango

A debris flow from recent snowmelt has resulted in the closure of a section of East Animas Road (County Road 250), north of Durango. East Animas Road is closed in the 2700 block, or about 2.7 miles...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Affordable housing waiting list to open for new applicants

High demand for affordable housing kept a Southwest Colorado nonprofit from opening its waiting list for federally funded housing vouchers for residents with disabilities for seven years. But the...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County looks for ways to ease space crunch at coroner’s office

Several attempts to remedy overcrowding at the La Plata County Coroner’s Office have so far proved fruitless, and with a strapped county budget, no easy solutions appear viable to deal with the...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New group aims to bridge rural-urban divide, political polarization

A new group is aiming to bridge the rural-urban divide in La Plata County and foster more conversation around divisive issues, such as the county’s land-use code. La Plata Civil Dialogue was...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning director didn’t follow procedure when buying ebike, county says

Outgoing La Plata County Planning Director Jason Meininger improperly used a county credit card to make a nearly $4,000 unauthorized purchase for an electronic bike, drawing concern from county...

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

La Plata County planning director resigns amid rewrite of land-use code

La Plata County Planning Director Jason Meininger, who was leading the county’s contentious land-use code revision, has announced he will resign. When contacted Monday afternoon, Meininger said he...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado shows signs of reversing drought conditions

It appears Southwest Colorado is slowly digging its way out of severe drought conditions. Every Thursday, the U.S. Drought Monitor releases a map that shows areas of drought throughout the country...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County’s district plans on track for September completion

La Plata County is aiming to have all of its district plans updated by September, planning director Jason Meininger said Wednesday. District plans are a guiding document that allows smaller...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County home prices increase as inventory shrinks

A slew of factors is constraining the construction of new houses as retiring baby boomers and second-home owners who find La Plata County a desirable place to live push home prices up to levels at...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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