La Plata County Commissioners

416 Fire investigation taking ‘longer than expected,’ Forest Service says

The investigation into the cause of the 416 Fire is taking “longer than expected,” a spokeswoman with the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday. Denise Alonzo, who recently took on the job of...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 hours 15 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Shakeups won’t delay district plans, La Plata County officials say

Despite recent shakeups in staffing at the La Plata County Planning Department, district plans are expected to be completed as scheduled, county officials say. In recent weeks, a La Plata County...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners push for Denver TV

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday furthered efforts to bring Denver TV to Southwest Colorado, while at the same time hoping to enlist the help of Colorado’s newly elected attorney general....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners want water study before King II coal expansion

With GCC Energy seeking a massive expansion for its coal mine in Hesperus, La Plata County commissioners said Tuesday they want a complete study of potential impacts to surrounding water before any...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite month in Mexico, La Plata County commissioner says he’s showed up for work

Since taking office in January, La Plata County Commissioner Clyde Church has not missed a single meeting or vote. On paper, one would never know the newly elected commissioner has spent most of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport approved for $3.9 million land purchase

Durango-La Plata County Airport has been given the green light to pursue a $3.9 million purchase of 12.5 acres to help meet future expansion needs. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman seeks seat on La Plata County commission

Marsha Porter-Norton, who has led a nonprofit in La Plata County and worked as a facilitator of meetings on numerous public policy issues, announced her candidacy for the county commission on...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County warns of people presenting themselves as county staff

La Plata County has encouraged public participation in its effort to update district plans, but some residents are going out of bounds, representing themselves as county employees and creating...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County planning director resigns amid rewrite of land-use code

La Plata County Planning Director Jason Meininger, who was leading the county’s contentious land-use code revision, has announced he will resign. When contacted Monday afternoon, Meininger said he...

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

Durango airport plans to purchase property for expansion

The city announced Friday that the Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to buy land and two commercial building across the street from the airport to expand. The contract includes a $3.9 million...

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

La Plata County’s district plans on track for September completion

La Plata County is aiming to have all of its district plans updated by September, planning director Jason Meininger said Wednesday. District plans are a guiding document that allows smaller...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts $91.1 million budget

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted the 2019 budget, which will have an increase in projected revenues for the first time in years as a result of higher natural gas prices...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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