La Plata County Commissioners

Alternative to homeless camping near Purple Cliffs is sought

La Plata County commissioners and Durango City councilors said Monday they would like to see an alternative to homeless camping at Purple Cliffs identified soon because of its steep slopes and...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 hours 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

City, county express support for homeless ‘navigation center’

Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners gave their informal blessing Monday to a new navigation center that would provide a location for homeless residents and those on the cusp...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 hours 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid national violence, La Plata County looks to increase security

La Plata County is proposing to beef up its security. As part of the draft 2020 budget, officials have called for four new security-guard positions to patrol county offices and facilities. The...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

At new homeless camp, basic services are a trek

Debra Doane carries a 2-gallon plastic jug from her campsite on a hillside south of downtown Durango. It is mid-morning, about 50 degrees outside and the sun warms her back as she passes “DANGER”...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commission candidates file first expense report

One positive of announcing your candidacy early: There’s more time to raise money, and spend money. The first campaign expense filing for the November 2020 election shows La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jack Turner, Durango native, announces run for La Plata County commissioner

Jack Turner, a fifth generation La Plata County resident, has announced he will run for La Plata County commissioner for District 2 in November 2020. Now, both races for seats on the county...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In turnaround, La Plata County budget in ‘healthy position’

After years of dramatic declines, La Plata County’s budget seems to be evening out, county officials said Tuesday. Since 2010, La Plata County’s property tax revenue has declined about 50% – from...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senators call for reauthorization of rural funding programs

Democratic and Republican senators came together last week to request, in a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders, a two-year reauthorization of the Payments in Lieu of Taxes and...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts 1041 Regulations

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted 1041 Regulations, which county officials say will allow greater local say on large-scale projects. “We’ve been working on this a long...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tiffany church included on county’s historic register

A Hispanic church in Tiffany has been officially listed on La Plata County’s historic register. County commissioners Tuesday unanimously voted to include the Iglesias de San Antonia Catholic Church...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What are 1041 Regulations, and why do residents oppose them?

If you were in downtown Durango on Tuesday morning and confused about people protesting something called “1041 Powers,” you’re not alone. “The community hardly knows anything about it,” said Dan...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County, tribe sign new agreement on oil, gas issues

La Plata County and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe have agreed to new terms about the operation of oil and gas production by the tribe on county-owned lands. Because the SUIT is a sovereign nation,...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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