La Plata County Commissioners

La Plata County adopts $91.1 million budget

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted the 2019 budget, which will have an increase in projected revenues for the first time in years as a result of higher natural gas prices...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 57 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Rural residents, ag community: We don’t want zoning

Rural residents and members of the agricultural community in La Plata County who came out in full force Tuesday spoke out against the prospect of county-wide zoning, which they say would take away...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to launch search for new manager in 2019

La Plata County’s search for a new county manager will begin in January. In September, current County Manager Joanne Spina announced her retirement , capping a 30-year career in the public sector....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Election results finalized 20 days after two close contests

La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake, who was defeated by 23 votes, will not request a recount of the Nov. 6 election, said La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker. Parker said Monday...

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

La Plata County commissioner race decided by 23 votes

Democratic candidate Clyde Church has beaten incumbent La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake, a Republican, by 23 votes to become the county’s newest commissioner. Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker...

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

Aichele wins treasurer’s race; commissioner’s race still too close to call

Incumbent La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele has pulled away from challenger Colton Black, winning one of the most contested races in the county this year. In the Nov. 6 election, two races...

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

Commissioners approve new gravel pit near Bondad

La Plata County commissioners approved a new gravel mine south of Durango near Bondad on Tuesday. Since 2014, Crossfire Aggregate Services , under an agreement with the Bonds family, has attempted...

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

Sheriff candidate raised and spent more than others in three county races

Charles Hamby, the Republican challenger seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff, by far raised and spent the most this election out of all local candidates, according to the last campaign...

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

La Plata County budget for 2019 ‘isn’t pretty’

Only two people showed up Tuesday night to comment on La Plata County’s proposed 2019 budget, which plans for another year of low revenues. “If folks knew what this budget really meant, hopefully...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spending ramps up in latest campaign finance disclosures

Candidates running for local and state elected offices filed campaign finance reports Tuesday to disclose how much they raised and spent from July 22 to Oct. 11. In the county, the ballot will...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves $5.4 million for new government building

A new $5.4 million building for the La Plata County Assessor, Treasurer, and Clerk and Recorder’s offices was unanimously approved Tuesday by county commissioners. The building will consolidate the...

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

Sheriff’s candidates spar about turnover, morale, homelessness

Two challengers seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff criticized turnover, low morale and the treatment of homelessness during the past four years. Candidates for three contested races in...

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

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