La Plata County Colorado

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

Sen. Don Coram’s efforts to make rolling coal illegal are commendable

Though La Plata County cyclists are all too familiar, participants in a post-election gathering at Fassbinder Park in November were surprised by something most had never before experienced: Young...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

La Plata County employee wins award for emergency-management work

La Plata County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom McNamara received a state award Tuesday for his work in the past year. McNamara modestly accepted his award for Southwest Colorado Emergency...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County mulls replacing blueprints with digital docs for land-use permits

By transitioning to an electronic system to submit land-use applications, the La Plata County planning department expects to save the county about $30,000 each year, as well as potentially hundreds...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Work piles up as county treasurer’s office faces staff, procedural problems

Work overload, processing delays and staff turnover have caused the La Plata County Treasurer to request permission to hire an employee with a higher skill level to help rectify problems within the...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crashes decrease in Durango’s busy Camino del Rio corridor

One of Durango’s busiest throughways, South Camino del Rio, has historically earned complaints from motorists about the safety of its intersections. But an inspection of data collected before and...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elementary school may finally get public road access

Durango School District 9-R is expected to vote this month to contribute money to Hermosa Meadows Road improvements, which would be a step toward the roadway becoming public. The school board is...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic designation for wagon road stalls under federal transition

Another roadblock lies in front of federal protections for a historic wagon road connecting La Plata and San Juan counties. A U.S. Forest Service official said last week an internal policy is...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to consider changes to marijuana licensing codes

La Plata County commissioners are expected to vote this week on proposed revisions to marijuana licensing codes that will reduce staff time and streamline the process for cultivators in the...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma commissioners endorse King II coal mine expansion

The Montezuma County Commission supports a proposed expansion of the King II coal mine near Hesperus. In a Jan. 23 letter, commissioners urged the Bureau of Land Management to approve the 952-acre...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County property tax bills include increases for schools

Annual property tax bills have been mailed, and they look a little different this year for taxpayers living within the Bayfield or Durango school districts. Voters approved mill levies for both...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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