La Plata County Commissioners

Durango, La Plata County officials may reconvene homeless coalition

The Durango City Council and the La Plata County Commission may reconvene a coalition focused on homelessness. Problems associated with camping on public land, such as the risk of starting a...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 7 hours 33 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts updated building codes

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted updated building codes, marking the first refresh to the codes since 2004. “Certainly since 2004 to today, the industry has changed,”...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County’s draft budget aims to ‘live within our means’

La Plata County’s proposed 2018 budget is a tale of “living within our means,” officials said, as the county adapts to a steady decline in revenues from the oil and gas industry. The most striking...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport plans terminal remodel to aid airline staff

The Durango-La Plata County Airport may remodel part of its terminal next year to improve space used by airline staff members. The airport expects to spend $465,000 on the remodel and $350,000 on...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield petition to keep motor vehicle office open goes to La Plata County Commission

A petition signed by more than 1,600 people was presented to the La Plata County Commission on Tuesday morning – it asks to keep the county clerk’s motor vehicle registration office open in...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City and sheriff’s office working on homeless camp survey

City staff and the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office plan to survey homeless residents about permanent housing options and their other needs. “In order for there to be success, the homeless...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Leaders Network hosts launch party Thursday

Western Leaders Network, a group created by La Plata County Commissioner Gwen Lachelt, is hosting a launch party at 4 p.m. Thursday at Eno Wine and Coffee Bar, 723 East Second Ave. High tea and...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County takes no stand on lawsuit on oil and gas agency

La Plata County Commissioners on Tuesday took no action on whether to weigh in on a lawsuit that seeks a state agency to put public health and the environment above energy interests. The lawsuit,...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local officials travel to D.C. to plead for Superfund money

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Officials from La Plata and San Juan counties and Durango were assured last week during meetings in the nation’s Capitol that funding for the Superfund site near Silverton would...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conversations, patience key to getting it right

There are a few common refrains that residents share with the La Plata County Commissioners – “When will Denver TV be available here?” and “What can I do about my neighbor’s barking dog?” Both of...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

Proposal to change precinct boundaries unveiled

La Plata County will redistrict its county commissioner and precinct boundaries after two precincts had too many voters. Precinct 26, north of Bayfield, and precinct 30, which surrounds the Fort...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scaled-back cellphone tower in Animas Valley gets approval

La Plata County Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a controversial cellphone tower in the Animas Valley, attaching conditions aimed at addressing residents’ concerns about...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News