La Plata County Commissioners

La Plata County eyes September completion for new land-use code

La Plata County has its eye on adopting a new land-use code by the end of September, which if successful, would mark the first serious overhaul of the contentious regulations since the 1980s, a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New business in Grandview, homes in Bayfield get county OK

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved a new business in the Grandview area, as well as 14 new homes in Bayfield. The new business in Grandview, just east of Durango, was previously...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners urge action on new homeless camp

La Plata County commissioners questioned why a new organized camp was not a top priority in a public review Wednesday of a proposed strategic plan to address homelessness. The commissioners...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County likely to suspend public process for road improvements

La Plata County is unlikely to reinstate a program that allows residents to ask for more maintenance of county roads, another ramification of budget declines that have plagued the county for years....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County looks to acquire private property for road leading to coal mine

Let the negotiations for land acquisitions begin between La Plata County and property owners along a county road that serves as the main haul route for GCC Energy’s King II coal mine. Mining for...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County asks: Should new development pay its own way?

Should developers be required to pay a fee to help offset the impact new homes and businesses have on roads? That’s what La Plata County is considering through the implementation of a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trash transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel to remain open

La Plata County will not close trash transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel after all. In August, La Plata County commissioners questioned what role, if any, the county should play in funding ...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, county consider transportation needs for Purple Cliffs campers

Transportation is one of the top concerns for people living homeless in the Purple Cliffs area south of downtown Durango. But they may soon have an easier time getting around thanks to an agreement...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County’s $86.9 million budget includes raises, road projects

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the 2020 budget, which represents a modest turnaround for investments in staff, infrastructure and services after years of dramatic...

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

County commissioner falls off roof, fractures hip and spine

After falling from a roof, La Plata County Commissioner Clyde Church said a fractured hip and spine won’t keep him from fulfilling his duties. Church, who was elected in fall 2018, said he and a...

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

La Plata County, hoping to ease turnover, proposes raises for staff

Bucking the trend in recent years, La Plata County employees are likely to receive a raise in 2020, a move county officials hope will help with high turnover rates. Since 2010, La Plata County’s...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alternative to homeless camping near Purple Cliffs is sought

La Plata County commissioners and Durango City councilors said Monday they would like to see an alternative to homeless camping at Purple Cliffs identified soon because of its steep slopes and...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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