La Plata County drops prospect of moratorium on new development

La Plata County has dropped a proposed moratorium on all new development applications after public backlash branded it detrimental to the economy, especially during the coronavirus outbreak. In a...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area home sales strong in first quarter 2020

The median price of a single-family home in La Plata County increased by 20% in the first quarter of 2020, but the median price of a home in Durango dropped 7%, while the number of sales held...

DATE: April 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are La Plata County residents ready to reopen the economy?

Several La Plata County residents said they were in favor of Colorado’s gradual economic reopening, with some caveats, under Gov. Jared Polis’ safer-at-home order scheduled to begin Monday....

DATE: April 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After stumbling, ABC Denver airs on DirecTV in La Plata County

After a frustrating weekend for many DirecTV subscribers in La Plata County, KMGH, the ABC affiliate based in Denver, appears to be activated for county subscribers on the satellite system’s...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

A whirlwind: First COVID-19 case, stay-at-home advisories, businesses pinched

A lot has happened this week in the local response to the global coronavirus pandemic. La Plata County reported its first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 on Monday, and a short time later,...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Stay-at-home advisory issued for La Plata, Archuleta counties

A stay-at-home advisory was issued Monday afternoon by San Juan Basin Public Health, just hours after La Plata County’s first confirmed case of coronavirus was announced. San Juan Basin Public...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stay-at-home advisory issued for La Plata, Archuleta counties

A stay-at-home advisory was issued Monday afternoon by San Juan Basin Public Health, just hours after La Plata County’s first confirmed case of coronavirus was announced. San Juan Basin Public...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Low turnout at La Plata County caucuses Saturday

Republican and Democratic caucuses around La Plata County had low turnout on Saturday compared with years past – and Super Tuesday, a confusing process and the balmy 60-degree weather may have had...

DATE: March 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Low turnout at La Plata County caucuses Saturday

Republican and Democratic caucuses around La Plata County had low turnout on Saturday compared with years past – and Super Tuesday, a confusing process and the balmy 60-degree weather may have had...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado snow expected in two bursts from Sunday through Tuesday

Two systems are expected to bring snow to Southwest Colorado in succession, with the first storm expected to move in today in the late afternoon or evening and a second stronger storm cell expected...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp hits the commodity wall

MANCOS – Farmers who have struggled for years with falling commodity prices have some advice for the wave of newbies who jumped into hemp as the next big thing: Grow up. Hemp biomass prices reached...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Southwest Conservation Corps hiring students for largest summer yet

FARMINGTON – After more than 20 years in the area, the Southwest Conservation Corps is gearing up to hire one of its largest summer youth crews yet. The program plans to hire about 65 students,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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