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La Plata County approves variance request

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to seek a variance from Gov. Jared Polis’ public health order to reopen some businesses still shut down. But they...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 7 hours 45 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Independent candidates for La Plata County commissioner to hold drive-thru events

Independent candidates running for La Plata County commissioner seats will hold several events in the coming weeks to gather enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. In the upcoming...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mid-pandemic, Durango seniors brace for construction at low-income housing

LaVonne Stevens, 79, a resident at Tamarin Square Apartments in Durango, walked around the apartment complex pointing out signs of construction: holes cut out of walls, missing ceiling tiles and...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County enacts Stage 1 fire restrictions

La Plata County entered Stage 1 Fire restrictions Tuesday, falling in line with other land management agencies as dry and hot weather conditions pose an increasing threat of wildfire. “The last...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four years in the making, La Plata County releases draft land-use code

Four years in the making, La Plata County’s long-awaited draft land-use code was released Monday and is now available for public review, with county officials eyeing a final adoption in September....

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gravel mine in Animas Valley can go commercial

An inactive gravel mine in the Animas Valley cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its attempt to formally shut down and repurpose the land for a large-scale commercial development. La Plata County...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County considers six-month moratorium on development applications

La Plata County is expected to implement a six-month moratorium on all new development applications to prepare for adopting a new land-use code this fall. Megan Graham, spokeswoman for the county,...

DATE: April 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health officials expected to advise today on whether to end stay-at-home order

Over 100 governments and businesses were hoping to receive guidance Friday from San Juan Basin Public Health about Southwest Colorado’s move into a “safer-at-home” phase of the coronavirus...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 40 manufactured homes proposed east of Durango

A new subdivision that would bring nearly 40 manufactured homes to about 20 acres southeast of Elmore’s Corner was given the initial green light Tuesday to start research and development plans. La...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campaigns for county commission adapt amid coronavirus outbreak

With the campaign trail upended by the coronavirus outbreak, candidates vying for a spot as La Plata County commissioner are instead taking their message and vision for election to online...

DATE: April 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley gravel mine plans to close, go commercial

An inactive gravel mine in the Animas Valley plans to formally shut down and repurpose the land for a large-scale commercial development. The move has some in the rafting community wondering what...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute detainees could be housed in La Plata County Jail

People detained by the Southern Ute Tribal Police could be housed in the La Plata County Jail as a result of coronavirus-related staffing shortages at the tribe’s detention center. The tribal jail...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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