La Plata County Commissioners

La Plata County tells Durango to find a homeless camp solution ‘lickety-split’

The future of the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs did not get much clearer Wednesday after a joint meeting between Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers, Durango residents want Purple Cliffs site to stay

As a contentious proposal for a new homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery inches forward, some homeless residents in Durango have spoken out: They want to stay in place. About 60 unhoused people...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After yearslong effort, La Plata County inks new land-use code

It’s official: La Plata County has a new land-use code. La Plata County commissioners Clyde Church, Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff voted unanimously Tuesday in support of adopting sweeping...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County may shut down Purple Cliffs camp for homeless residents

La Plata County commissioners expressed support Wednesday for shutting down the temporary camp for homeless residents at Purple Cliffs in an attempt to force the city of Durango to make good on a...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to demolish building on East Second Avenue in Durango

La Plata County is expected to begin demolition of a county-owned building on the corner of 11th Street and East Second Avenue. The county purchased what is known as the former “Schluter Floral”...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County doles out $4 million for COVID-related costs

La Plata County approved Tuesday the expenditure of nearly $4 million for expenses and reimbursements for costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. In July, La Plata County applied for...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango wrestles with site for permanent homeless camp

Durango City Council can’t seem to commit to a place for a permanent homeless camp. The city of Durango and La Plata County have wrestled with where homeless camps should be located for years. Now,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rise of the unaffiliated in La Plata County

A sharp political divide has led to a surge of unaffiliated voters across the United States, and La Plata County is no exception. Unaffiliated voters became the largest voter block in October 2012,...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

19-space RV park receives unanimous approval from county commission

A 19-space RV park off U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango received the final green light Tuesday with unanimous approval by La Plata County commissioners. The project at 9981 Highway 550 is slated...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County cools talk of leaving San Juan Basin Public Health

Archuleta County commissioners tamped down rhetoric Tuesday about leaving San Juan Basin Public Health, but said the county will continue to form a task force to look into whether it should start...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Counties to discuss future of San Juan Basin Public Health

A joint meeting to discuss the future of San Juan Basin Public Health has been scheduled for Tuesday, at which time two county governments – Archuleta and La Plata – will meet with the health...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local health department director drops out of consideration for Oregon job

Liane Jollon, executive director of San Juan Basin Public Health, has dropped out of consideration for a job in Oregon and will stay in her role as leader of the health department for Archuleta and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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