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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 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | 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

La Plata County commissioners get zoning tutorial

The saga of whether zoning will be adopted in La Plata County may have entered the beginning of its end stage Wednesday. Commissioners kicked off a series of four work sessions that is expected to...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

To zone or not to zone, that’s the question for La Plata County

La Plata County is about to take a deep dive down the zoning rabbit hole to decide whether to implement for the first time countywide zoning, and if rules are adopted, what that would look like. In...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners unanimously lift fire restrictions

La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved lifting all fire restrictions during a special business meeting Wednesday. The decision, which was recommended by the Forest Service, La Plata...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County will remain in Stage 3 fire restrictions

La Plata County will not downgrade its fire restrictions because, commissioners said Thursday, weather conditions and fire danger have not changed to justify the move. Commissioners unanimously...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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 | 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

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