La Plata County Commissioners

City, county clash over development rules

Over the din of a family reunion being celebrated on the other side of a wall divider at the Durango Community Recreation Center, city councilors, La Plata County commissioners and their staff...

DATE: June 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

12,000 BLM acres back on market for drilling

More than 12,000 acres in Southwest Colorado that were deferred from gas and oil leasing in February are back on the table. The 12 parcels will be going to lease sale in November, said Connie...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials impose fire limits

With five wildfires burning across the state, La Plata County, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe will be implementing stage 1 fire...

DATE: June 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County to redraw commissioner districts

La Plata County is preparing to potentially redraw commissioner district boundary lines to even out an 11 percent population difference between District 1 on the west side of the county and...

DATE: May 13, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County, tribe explore common ground

IGNACIO – The current La Plata County commissioners on Friday had their first official meeting with the Southern Ute Tribal Council in what both governments welcomed as an opportunity to build...

DATE: May 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drilling dominates Marvel meeting

Two months after a Texas energy company announced plans to drill horizontal shale-oil wells in southwestern La Plata County, residents have hardly reached a consensus about the practice. More than...

DATE: March 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

New county commissioners visit D.C.

WASHINGTON – Two La Plata County commissioners spent this week taking local issues to the national level during a legislative conference in Washington, D.C.Commissioners Julie Westendorff and Gwen...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frugality is name of game in ’13

La Plata County Commissioner Bobby Lieb outlined a plan for the county that emphasizes fiscal responsibility, regional cooperation and simplification of the land-use process in the coming year.In...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

A county in change

A packed courtroom greeted La Plata County’s newest commissioners as they were sworn into office Tuesday. Democrats Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff joined 6th Judicial District Attorney Todd...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lachelt, Westendorff win election

Nine days after voters cast their ballots, final vote counts show that Democrats Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff won the two contested seats on the three-person La Plata County Board of County...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commissioner candidates vie for votes

With November’s election just weeks away, all four candidates in the La Plata County Commissioner races for districts 2 and 3 played a high-stakes game of offense and biography-heavy game of...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County agrees on water-rights fee

La Plata County Commissioners have nailed down a fee amount for new county-managed water rights on the Animas River and Junction and Lightner creeks. On Tuesday, commissioners approved a fee...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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