La Plata County Commissioners

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City and sheriff’s office working on homeless camp survey

City staff and the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office plan to survey homeless residents about permanent housing options and their other needs. “In order for there to be success, the homeless...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Western Leaders Network hosts launch party Thursday

Western Leaders Network, a group created by La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, is hosting a launch party at 4 p.m. Thursday at Eno Wine and Coffee Bar, 723 East Second Ave. High tea and...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County takes no stand on lawsuit on oil and gas agency

La Plata County Commissioners on Tuesday took no action on whether to weigh in on a lawsuit that seeks a state agency to put public health and the environment above energy interests. The lawsuit,...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local officials travel to D.C. to plead for Superfund money

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Officials from La Plata and San Juan counties and Durango were assured last week during meetings in the nation’s Capitol that funding for the Superfund site near Silverton would...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Conversations, patience key to getting it right

There are a few common refrains that residents share with the La Plata County Commissioners – “When will Denver TV be available here?” and “What can I do about my neighbor’s barking dog?” Both of...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

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Proposal to change precinct boundaries unveiled

La Plata County will redistrict its county commissioner and precinct boundaries after two precincts had too many voters. Precinct 26, north of Bayfield, and precinct 30, which surrounds the Fort...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Scaled-back cellphone tower in Animas Valley gets approval

La Plata County Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a controversial cellphone tower in the Animas Valley, attaching conditions aimed at addressing residents’ concerns about...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Commissioner Westendorff to hold public office hours

La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff will hold open office hours for the public to share input 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 18, in the conference room at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cellphone tower in Animas Valley up for vote Tuesday

A proposed 104-foot cellphone tower in the Animas Valley will be up for its long-awaited vote at the La Plata County Commissioner’s board meeting on Tuesday. Skyway Towers LLC is seeking a “new...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County adopts revised comprehensive plan

La Plata County has officially adopted its overhauled comprehensive plan, ending a three-year process to update the plan, which hadn’t been revised since 2001. The La Plata County Planning...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Errors found in review of La Plata County Treasurer’s Office

An outside review of the La Plata County Treasurer’s Office found multiple issues in the department, but county officials say most have been fixed. In March, County Treasurer Allison Aichele asked...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Westendorff to hold office hours at Pine River Library

La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff will hold office hours for public attendance 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. For more information,...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News