La Plata County Commissioners

Poll answers whether residents will support a tax increase in November

A survey of La Plata County residents found that voter approval for any tax increase in 2019 is a long shot, despite projections that county services – such as the Road and Bridge Department, the...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves $4.3 million remodel of armory building

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved about $4.3 million to renovate the former National Guard armory building in Bodo Industrial Park to be used for the La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

With industry shifts, La Plata County reaches out to oil and gas companies

It’s good to know your neighbors, at least that’s the approach La Plata County is taking with oil and gas companies operating in Southwest Colorado. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County wants to know: Will voters support a tax increase?

Will La Plata County residents support a property tax increase to help the county’s declining operating budget? That’s the question that will be posed next month to some county residents in a poll...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County selects its new manager

La Plata County has a new county manager. In a statement released Thursday morning, the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners said they appointed Chuck Stevens as the new county manager. He...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County wildlife board explores wolf reintroduction to Colorado

Should La Plata County take a stance on the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado? That’s the question now being asked by the county’s all-volunteer wildlife advisory board. The prospect of...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Test case of barking dog ordinance dismissed

A test case of La Plata County’s new barking dog ordinance resulted in charges being dropped after a county court judge found insufficient evidence to support the charges. La Plata County enacted...

DATE: April 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County announces three finalists for county manager job

La Plata County has named three finalists to fill the role of county manager. Earlier this year, County Manager Joanne Spina retired, capping a 30-year career at the county. Since, Assistant...

DATE: April 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

416 Fire investigation taking ‘longer than expected,’ Forest Service says

The investigation into the cause of the 416 Fire is taking “longer than expected,” a spokeswoman with the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday. Denise Alonzo, who recently took on the job of...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shakeups won’t delay district plans, La Plata County officials say

Despite recent shakeups in staffing at the La Plata County Planning Department, district plans are expected to be completed as scheduled, county officials say. In recent weeks, a La Plata County...

DATE: March 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners push for Denver TV

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday furthered efforts to bring Denver TV to Southwest Colorado, while at the same time hoping to enlist the help of Colorado’s newly elected attorney general....

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners want water study before King II coal expansion

With GCC Energy seeking a massive expansion for its coal mine in Hesperus, La Plata County commissioners said Tuesday they want a complete study of potential impacts to surrounding water before any...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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