La Plata County Colorado

Renewable energy company to buy BP natural gas assets in San Juan Basin

BP American Production Co. has sold its stake in the San Juan Basin natural gas and oil field to a European renewable energy company. In an emailed statement to The Durango Herald on Wednesday, a...

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

La Plata County, hoping to ease turnover, proposes raises for staff

Bucking the trend in recent years, La Plata County employees are likely to receive a raise in 2020, a move county officials hope will help with high turnover rates. Since 2010, La Plata County’s...

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

‘ACT Building’ to house three La Plata County offices

The new building for three La Plata County departments – the Assessor, Clerk & Recorder and Treasurer – is close to opening its doors. Megan Graham, county spokeswoman, said the Assessor and...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some residents happy, others less so, with county district plans

The long-awaited updates to La Plata County’s district plans are scheduled for completion this week and next, but it’s a mixed bag among residents whether the documents are truly representative of...

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

La Plata County commission candidates file first expense report

One positive of announcing your candidacy early: There’s more time to raise money, and spend money. The first campaign expense filing for the November 2020 election shows La Plata County...

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

Did your county road make the list for 2020 improvements?

It looks like it’s going to be a relatively quiet year in 2020 for road improvement projects around the unincorporated parts of La Plata County. According to the county’s Public Works Director Jim...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-density developments sought in unincorporated La Plata County

Some developers in the unincorporated parts of La Plata County are seeking higher-density developments. At least that’s the takeaway from a handful of La Plata County properties that had their...

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

Temporary uranium disposal site proposed south of Durango

A temporary disposal site for uranium tailings that were once used in construction projects around Durango has been proposed south of town, but some nearby residents are not happy. In the...

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

BLM proposes new trails, parking lots and e-bike access

Do you support more trails, better parking and roads or have specific concerns about e-bikes, archaeological sites or wildlife on local Bureau of Land Management lands? Now is the chance to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Haircuts, clothing and more provided to Four Corners vets

Thomas Parks came looking for camaraderie and got a free haircut. Glen Baumert came looking for warm socks and got to showoff his 2½-year-old Great Dane, Sweetheart. Parks and Baumert were expected...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: What’s that big new structure in Hermosa?

Anyone wondering what that tall structure is being built north of the Hermosa gas station won’t receive much help from its name: “barndominium.” According to La Plata County’s Planning Department,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposed budget includes funding for new autopsy room

The La Plata County Coroner’s Office space crunch issues might soon be coming to an end. In its proposed 2020 budget, La Plata County proposes to fund a new autopsy room for the Coroner’s Office by...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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