La Plata County Commissioners

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 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | 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

Supporters of La Plata County commissioner’s recall fall 1,105 signatures shy of their mark

Three county residents turned in 6,400 signatures in an effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt on Friday – 1,105 shy of the 7,505 needed to force a vote – but they vow to take...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office rejects managing new homeless site

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said it will not manage a proposed campsite adjacent to the Durango Dog Park where Durango City Council plans to allow homeless residents to sleep. City...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campaign finance reports filed in Gwen Lachelt recall effort

Campaign finance reports filed this week show La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt is receiving support in her effort to block her ouster from office, but recall supporters say the reports...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rogue campground crops up in Durango Walmart parking lot

Homeless people staying overnight in RVs, vans and cars in the Walmart parking lot are being told this week they will be towed if they don’t leave. The manager of Durango’s Walmart location...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council proposes homeless shelters instead of a camp

Durango City Council has backed away from establishing a formally designated campground for homeless residents and instead is considering setting up shelters in churches, city buildings, county...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petition to recall Gwen Lachelt OK’d setting off timetable to possible vote

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker approved the recall petition against county Commissioner Gwen Lachelt on Monday, which gives recall organizers until March 30 to submit 7,505 valid...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police could cite non-Native American drivers under new traffic code

Proposed revisions to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe traffic code would allow the Southern Ute Police Department to issue civil citations to non-Native Americans traveling within the exterior...

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

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt vows to fight recall effort

La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt has launched a “Stop the Recall” campaign to persuade county residents to reject an effort by three county residents to oust her from office. The...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango homeless camp may relocate by April

Local government officials are honing in on a new campground to temporarily house homeless residents, but potential tenants are concerned the small parcel could disrupt privacy. Durango and La...

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