La Plata County Commissioners

La Plata County land-use codes draw more than 1,000 residents

La Plata County’s proposed land-use code was shown no love Tuesday night as well over a thousand people showed up to lambaste the codes as an example of government overreach and an infringement on...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake to seek second term

Sitting La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake announced Tuesday he will run for re-election this year. “There’s a lot of good things happening at La Plata County and a lot of tough things,” Blake...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Now hiring: Advocate to tackle homelessness

Durango City Council and La Plata County commissioners agreed Thursday to fund a coordinator position to address homelessness. The city, county and nonprofits could each contribute about $33,000 –...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clyde Church announces bid for La Plata County commissioner

La Plata County resident Clyde Church has announced his intention to run as a Democrat for the one La Plata County commissioner seat up for grabs in next year’s November election. “I really have...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners consider new ethical policies

The La Plata County commissioners are considering new ethical policies that address paid travel, lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest. Commissioners reviewed a draft of the new rules during...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Fairgrounds fees see increase for first time in 11 years

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a fee increase for use of the La Plata County Fairgrounds, the first such increase in more than a decade. The fee increase is expected...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement sets sights on new gun range

Law enforcement agencies in Southwest Colorado suffering from a lack of proper training grounds are looking for space for a new facility, an endeavor hamstrung by a lack of suitable land and money...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Urinetown: The Musical’ raises questions about regulation

The freedom to pee in “Urinetown: The Musical” helped start a conversation with local officials about regulations and planning for the future following a performance of the show on Sunday. The show...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County officials may reconvene homeless coalition

The Durango City Council and the La Plata County Commission may reconvene a coalition focused on homelessness. Problems associated with camping on public land, such as the risk of starting a...

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

La Plata County adopts updated building codes

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted updated building codes, marking the first refresh to the codes since 2004. “Certainly since 2004 to today, the industry has changed,”...

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

La Plata County’s draft budget aims to ‘live within our means’

La Plata County’s proposed 2018 budget is a tale of “living within our means,” officials said, as the county adapts to a steady decline in revenues from the oil and gas industry. The most striking...

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

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans terminal remodel to aid airline staff

The Durango-La Plata County Airport may remodel part of its terminal next year to improve space used by airline staff members. The airport expects to spend $465,000 on the remodel and $350,000 on...

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