La Plata County Commissioners

What are 1041 Regulations, and why do residents oppose them?

If you were in downtown Durango on Tuesday morning and confused about people protesting something called “1041 Powers,” you’re not alone. “The community hardly knows anything about it,” said Dan...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 12 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County, tribe sign new agreement on oil, gas issues

La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have agreed to new terms about the operation of oil and gas production by the tribe on county-owned lands. Because the SUIT is a sovereign nation,...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Community garden in Durango moves into private hands

The long-term future of Durango’s only community garden could be in question. The Ohana Kuleana Community Garden is located near the 2900 block of East Sixth Avenue, just west of Riverview...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scope of county land-use code revision is re-imagined

La Plata County’s revision of its land-use code won’t be as extensive as previously thought, but county officials said Wednesday that making improvements to the current system will help fix the...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Future of transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel in question

As La Plata County continues to struggle to provide services amid budget declines, big changes might be coming to the transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel, where rural residents are now able to...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to pay $125,000 in sexual harassment lawsuit

La Plata County has agreed to pay $125,000 to a former employee who claimed county staff ignored complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Bayfield resident Melissa...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New 169-unit storage facility coming to Ignacio

A proposed 169-unit storage facility near Ignacio was given the green light Tuesday. La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved a Class 2 land-use permit for the facility that is expected...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At last minute, Search and Rescue given new home

La Plata County Search and Rescue soon will finally have a place to call home. “I didn’t know it could get better than Christmas, but this is pretty darn close,” Ron Corkish, president of La Plata...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County won’t pursue tax increase in 2019 election

La Plata County will not ask voters for a tax increase in the 2019 election after a recent survey found insufficient community support. Instead, county commissioners Tuesday directed staff to...

DATE: June 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll answers whether residents will support a tax increase in November

A survey of La Plata County residents found that voter approval for any tax increase in 2019 is a long shot, despite projections that county services – such as the Road and Bridge Department, the...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves $4.3 million remodel of armory building

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved about $4.3 million to renovate the former National Guard armory building in Bodo Industrial Park to be used for the La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

With industry shifts, La Plata County reaches out to oil and gas companies

It’s good to know your neighbors, at least that’s the approach La Plata County is taking with oil and gas companies operating in Southwest Colorado. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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