Matt Salka takes race for La Plata County’s District 3

Matt Salka, the former mayor of Bayfield, pulled ahead of local rancher Charly Minkler to win the race for District 3 on the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners. An update at 9:45 p.m....

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

Public health officials urge caution as COVID-19 cases trend upward

San Juan Basin Public Health and other local authorities urged community members to take precautions Friday as coronavirus cases rise across Colorado and the nation. Colorado counties, including La...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tens of thousands spent on race for La Plata County commissioner

Big money is being spent in the race for La Plata County commissioner in the days leading up to the November election. The four candidates seeking two seats were required to submit campaign...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Business, jobs and housing top priorities in La Plata County District 2 commission race

Two longtime La Plata County residents are vying for a seat as a county commissioner in District 2, and both candidates emphasize opening La Plata County for business. Marsha Porter-Norton, a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rancher, former Bayfield mayor vie for La Plata County commissioner

The race for La Plata County commissioner in District 3 pits a local rancher against the former mayor of Bayfield. In May 2019, former Bayfield Mayor Matt Salka announced he was running for...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioner candidates talk economic growth, affordable housing at forum

Make La Plata County more business-friendly – that was the message driven home Tuesday evening by four candidates running for two seats on the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners. The...

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

Trash piles up, requiring Bayfield Transfer Station to close

The Bayfield Transfer Station will close for about a week after the operator – WCA Waste Corp. – let trash pile up to the point where the company needed to close the center to get it cleaned up....

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

La Plata County sets terms for homeless camp’s future

La Plata County wants to give the city of Durango a firm deadline, in writing: May 1 it plans to withdraw its financial support and resources from the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs. The county...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hopes to boost local economy with 2021 budget

La Plata County plans to carry out a number of construction and development projects totaling millions of dollars next year, in part to help send an economic jolt through the county and counter the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purple Cliffs homeless camp to remain open, for now

The Purple Cliffs homeless camp will remain open, for now, but La Plata County commissioners Tuesday continued to rail against Durango city councilors for not securing a permanent location for...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tells Durango to find a homeless camp solution ‘lickety-split’

The future of the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs did not get much clearer Wednesday after a joint meeting between Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County...

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

Homeless campers, Durango residents want Purple Cliffs site to stay

As a contentious proposal for a new homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery inches forward, some homeless residents in Durango have spoken out: They want to stay in place. About 60 unhoused people...

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

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