La Plata County Colorado

La Plata County Republicans find treasurer nominee in Wells Fargo banker Colton Black

What looked to be a two-way battle among Democrats for the La Plata County treasurer’s office was joined Thursday by Republican Colton Black. Black is first vice-chair of the La Plata County...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Increasing number of deaths across Southwest Colorado creates space crunch at morgue

An increasing number of deaths in Southwest Colorado is causing trouble for the La Plata County Coroner’s Office: too many bodies and not enough space at the morgue. “This is one of the challenges...

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

Many La Plata County residents eligible for federal aid aren’t enrolled

Federal and state aid programs aimed at meeting the needs of the poorest residents in La Plata County are not reaching many of those who are eligible. Enrollment varies widely across federal- and...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado sets record for flu hospitalizations

Colorado set a record this week for the number of patients admitted to the hospital with flu in a season. Since October, 3,550 people have been admitted to the hospital with the flu, according to...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Sun shines on nation and state economies, partly cloudy in Four Corners

A happy and bright economic picture with only a few foreboding shadows was painted for the nation and the state at the 2018 SW Economic Outlook held Thursday at the Community Concert Hall at Fort...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Granges in La Plata County experience a revival

The revival of local granges in Southwest Colorado can be attributed to a number of reasons, but probably none more than the effort of organizers to reinvent the historical meeting places for a new...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather advisory: Up to 14 inches of snow in the mountains

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Southwest Colorado from 9 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Five to 10 inches of snow, with up to 14 inches in isolated areas, is...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal insurance program for kids at risk

A 20-year federal health program that benefits children in low-income families could lose funding in December, officials report. The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music in the Mountains a huge boost for local economy

For over 30 years, Music in the Mountains has entertained Durango residents and tourists alike with a summer music festival featuring musicians from all over the world. A 2016 study conducted by...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

County historic group recruits young new member

To live in Southwest Colorado is to live with history, as evidenced by relics scattered throughout the San Juan region that span the centuries, including remnants of ancestral Puebloan cliff...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver TV access uncertain for cable customers

The decades-long campaign for Denver TV access for La Plata County made a significant stride this month for the benefit of satellite television subscribers, but cable customers, at least for the...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County may pilot license tag renewal kiosk

The dreaded task of renewing one’s motor vehicle tags may soon become a painless process that can be done in minutes. La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker said the county intends to...

DATE: March 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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