La Plata County Commissioners

Animas Valley gravel mine plans to close, go commercial

An inactive gravel mine in the Animas Valley plans to formally shut down and repurpose the land for a large-scale commercial development. The move has some in the rafting community wondering what...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute detainees could be housed in La Plata County Jail

People detained by the Southern Ute Tribal Police could be housed in the La Plata County Jail as a result of coronavirus-related staffing shortages at the tribe’s detention center. The tribal jail...

DATE: April 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

La Plata County reaches 18 COVID-19 cases, officials urge residents to stay at home

San Juan Basin Public Health reported 18 positive COVID-19 cases Friday afternoon and one in Archuleta County. La Plata County and Durango officials told residents to act as though they have...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-income senior housing development in Durango receives bonds for renovation

Tamarin Square in Durango moved one step closer to 30 more years of guaranteed low-income housing for seniors Tuesday. La Plata County commissioners voted to transfer about $2 million in bonds to...

DATE: March 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County unveils skeleton – or table of contents – of revised land-use code

HESPERUS – La Plata County residents have had their first glimpse of the controversial and long-awaited land-use code revisions: a draft table of contents outlining its structure. County planning...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County eyes September completion for new land-use code

La Plata County has its eye on adopting a new land-use code by the end of September, which if successful, would mark the first serious overhaul of the contentious regulations since the 1980s, a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New business in Grandview, homes in Bayfield get county OK

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved a new business in the Grandview area, as well as 14 new homes in Bayfield. The new business in Grandview, just east of Durango, was previously...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners urge action on new homeless camp

La Plata County commissioners questioned why a new organized camp was not a top priority in a public review Wednesday of a proposed strategic plan to address homelessness. The commissioners...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County likely to suspend public process for road improvements

La Plata County is unlikely to reinstate a program that allows residents to ask for more maintenance of county roads, another ramification of budget declines that have plagued the county for years....

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

County looks to acquire private property for road leading to coal mine

Let the negotiations for land acquisitions begin between La Plata County and property owners along a county road that serves as the main haul route for GCC Energy’s King II coal mine. Mining for...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County asks: Should new development pay its own way?

Should developers be required to pay a fee to help offset the impact new homes and businesses have on roads? That’s what La Plata County is considering through the implementation of a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trash transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel to remain open

La Plata County will not close trash transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel after all. In August, La Plata County commissioners questioned what role, if any, the county should play in funding ...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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