La Plata County Commissioners

To zone or not to zone, that’s the question for La Plata County

La Plata County is about to take a deep dive down the zoning rabbit hole to decide whether to implement for the first time countywide zoning, and if rules are adopted, what that would look like. In...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners unanimously lift fire restrictions

La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved lifting all fire restrictions during a special business meeting Wednesday. The decision, which was recommended by the Forest Service, La Plata...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County will remain in Stage 3 fire restrictions

La Plata County will not downgrade its fire restrictions because, commissioners said Thursday, weather conditions and fire danger have not changed to justify the move. Commissioners unanimously...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Estimated $2 million remodel for La Plata County Courthouse approved

An estimated $2 million remodel for the lower floor of the La Plata County Courthouse was approved Tuesday. The cost of the remodel will be covered by La Plata County and the U.S. Marshal Service,...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves Stage 3 fire restrictions

La Plata County entered Stage 3 fire restrictions Tuesday, the most stringent category of rules the county has the authority to put in place to reduce the risk of wildfire. The county, which had...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning commission denies proposed gravel mine south of Durango

The La Plata County Planning Commission denied a proposed gravel mine south of Durango this week, and the project is now headed to a final vote with the La Plata County Board of County...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to allow voting-by-district in small counties defeated

A bill that would allow small counties in Colorado to decide how to elect county commissioners was shot down by a 5-to-4 party-line vote Wednesday in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lachelt recall supporters turn in 2,168 more signatures

Recall supporters turned in 2,168 additional signatures Wednesday in their second go-around to oust La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. “I think we got it. I feel confident,” said David...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners want Durango’s plan for homeless camp

La Plata County commissioners want the city of Durango to clear up several uncertainties about a new homeless camp the city plans to open adjacent to the Durango Dog Park before the county closes...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should Colorado counties be allowed to elect commissioners by district?

A push to allow small counties to elect county commissioners by district is gaining traction in the Colorado General Assembly, but critics say the measure has the potential for fracturing...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County lays out process for re-writing draft land-use codes

After the fallout from the first release of La Plata County’s draft land-use codes, and the ensuing demand for a serious re-write, county planners are making sure to take the process slow and...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Updates to La Plata County district plans sought before land-use code changes

As La Plata County’s land-use code update remains in limbo, some residents are calling for the process to be put on hold until the narrower, hyper-local district plans are revised. County planners...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News