La Plata County Commissioners

Estimated $2 million remodel for La Plata County Courthouse approved

An estimated $2 million remodel for the lower floor of the La Plata County Courthouse was approved Tuesday. The cost of the remodel will be covered by La Plata County and the U.S. Marshal Service,...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves Stage 3 fire restrictions

La Plata County entered Stage 3 fire restrictions Tuesday, the most stringent category of rules the county has the authority to put in place to reduce the risk of wildfire. The county, which had...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning commission denies proposed gravel mine south of Durango

The La Plata County Planning Commission denied a proposed gravel mine south of Durango this week, and the project is now headed to a final vote with the La Plata County Board of County...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to allow voting-by-district in small counties defeated

A bill that would allow small counties in Colorado to decide how to elect county commissioners was shot down by a 5-to-4 party-line vote Wednesday in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lachelt recall supporters turn in 2,168 more signatures

Recall supporters turned in 2,168 additional signatures Wednesday in their second go-around to oust La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt. “I think we got it. I feel confident,” said David...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners want Durango’s plan for homeless camp

La Plata County commissioners want the city of Durango to clear up several uncertainties about a new homeless camp the city plans to open adjacent to the Durango Dog Park before the county closes...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should Colorado counties be allowed to elect commissioners by district?

A push to allow small counties to elect county commissioners by district is gaining traction in the Colorado General Assembly, but critics say the measure has the potential for fracturing...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County lays out process for re-writing draft land-use codes

After the fallout from the first release of La Plata County’s draft land-use codes, and the ensuing demand for a serious re-write, county planners are making sure to take the process slow and...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Updates to La Plata County district plans sought before land-use code changes

As La Plata County’s land-use code update remains in limbo, some residents are calling for the process to be put on hold until the narrower, hyper-local district plans are revised. County planners...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Supporters of La Plata County commissioner’s recall fall 1,105 signatures shy of their mark

Three county residents turned in 6,400 signatures in an effort to recall La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt on Friday – 1,105 shy of the 7,505 needed to force a vote – but they vow to take...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office rejects managing new homeless site

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said it will not manage a proposed campsite adjacent to the Durango Dog Park where Durango City Council plans to allow homeless residents to sleep. City...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Campaign finance reports filed in Gwen Lachelt recall effort

Campaign finance reports filed this week show La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt is receiving support in her effort to block her ouster from office, but recall supporters say the reports...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News