Elected officials grill Mercy over lack of transparency about COVID-19 pandemic

Elected officials in Southwest Colorado grilled Mercy Regional Medical Center at a public hearing Thursday for not being transparent and for sending mixed messages about the COVID-19 pandemic,...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit seeks to close GCC Energy’s King II coal mine

A lawsuit was filed Tuesday by conservation groups calling for GCC Energy’s King II coal mine to comply with a stricter water protection rule, a move the groups say will lead to the closure of the...

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

New marijuana dispensary coming to Colorado-New Mexico line

A new marijuana dispensary was given the green light Tuesday to open near the Colorado-New Mexico border. La Plata County commissioners voted unanimously to approve the new business, called “Border...

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

Is La Plata County reliably blue?

The 2020 general election in La Plata County had the highest voter turnout in recent memory – 76% of combined active and inactive voters – and results suggest La Plata County might be turning into...

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

Rogue neighborhood’s Wild West days may be numbered

The Wild West-esque days may be coming to an end for a rogue neighborhood northwest of Durango that enjoyed little oversight or regulation for years. “It’s just this no man’s land that’s not being...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Canyon closed to passenger vehicles in winter

New winter travel restrictions have been enacted for the upper parts of La Plata Canyon in response to an uptick in passenger vehicles becoming stuck in the snow. La Plata County commissioners...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts 2021 budget, with infrastructure spending

La Plata County commissioners approved the 2021 budget Tuesday that calls for several construction and development projects that aim to send an economic jolt during the COVID-19 pandemic. In all,...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marsha Porter-Norton wins seat for La Plata County commissioner

Democratic candidate Marsha Porter-Norton has officially won the seat for La Plata County commissioner for District 2. La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker called the election Friday...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s only community garden enters private ownership

Durango’s only community garden will move into private hands. On Tuesday, La Plata County commissioners approved the sale of a 1.19-acre property that is home to the Ohana Kuleana Community Garden...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marsha Porter-Norton increases lead for La Plata County commissioner seat

An updated count Monday on the election for La Plata County commissioner for District 2 shows a modest increase in the lead for Democratic candidate Marsha Porter-Norton, but the race remains too...

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

What’s next in La Plata County commissioner race that is too close to call?

Election season is going to extend just a little longer for the two candidates running for La Plata County commissioner in District 2, which has pit longtime locals Marsha Porter-Norton and Jack...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marsha Porter-Norton, Jack Turner race too close to call

It’s going to take at least a week to call a winner in the race for La Plata County commissioner in District 2, which has pit two longtime locals, Marsha Porter-Norton and Jack Turner, against each...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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