La Plata County government

La Plata County land-use codes draw more than 1,000 residents

La Plata County’s proposed land-use code was shown no love Tuesday night as well over a thousand people showed up to lambaste the codes as an example of government overreach and an infringement on...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 10 hours 48 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Carrie Woodson announces candidacy for La Plata County Assessor’s Office

Carrie Woodson, chief appraiser at the La Plata County Assessor’s Office, announced her candidacy Tuesday for top job at the Assessor’s Office. Woodson, a 40-year resident of La Plata County, said...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooting range approved to operate in La Plata County

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved a shooting range and gun safety school, despite some concerns from nearby residents over noise and safety. La Plata County resident Tim Gwynn...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrations mount over La Plata County’s proposed land-use code

Frustration boiled over this week as some La Plata County ranchers and farmers opposed a new land-use code, which some see as an example of government overreach and an infringement on property...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts $79.4 million budget

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the 2018 budget that aims to retain services amid continuing declines in its revenues. “Despite this being a challenging time for the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County releases long-awaited updates to land-use codes

Long-awaited updates that will significantly revise La Plata County’s land-use code have arrived. The La Plata County Planning Department recently released the first draft module of the revised...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Questions arise: Who should inspect La Plata County marijuana facilities?

La Plata County may have to find a contractor to conduct health inspections on marijuana facilities. When marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2014, San Juan Basin Public Health took the lead in...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clyde Church announces bid for La Plata County commissioner

La Plata County resident Clyde Church has announced his intention to run as a Democrat for the one La Plata County commissioner seat up for grabs in next year’s November election. “I really have...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Positions available on county boards, commissions

La Plata County commissioners are seeking county residents who want to serve in positions on boards or commissions. Boards and commissions with available positions include: Board of Adjustment,...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to receive backlog for oil and gas royalties

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved an oil and gas lease with BP American Production Co. for minerals located under a strip of U.S. Highway 160 near Bayfield. According to county...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County planning commission OKs shooting range

La Plata County Planning Commissioners have approved a request for a new shooting range and personal gun safety instruction school, which will be located a few miles southwest of Durango-La Plata...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voter turnout low in election that could raise taxes in parts of La Plata County

Voter turnout is expected to be low in the upcoming election that could raise property taxes to fund the Durango Fire Protection District. Durango School District 9-R board of directors has three...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News