La Plata County government

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 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

County looks for ways to ease space crunch at coroner’s office

Several attempts to remedy overcrowding at the La Plata County Coroner’s Office have so far proved fruitless, and with a strapped county budget, no easy solutions appear viable to deal with the...

DATE: March 8, 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

County clamps down on people falsely claiming ag tax status

Davin Montoya and his family have been working the land and raising cattle in Southwest Colorado since the turn of the century. It hasn’t always been easy, and like most ranchers and farmers who...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite month in Mexico, La Plata County commissioner says he’s showed up for work

Since taking office in January, La Plata County Commissioner Clyde Church has not missed a single meeting or vote. On paper, one would never know the newly elected commissioner has spent most of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning director didn’t follow procedure when buying ebike, county says

Outgoing La Plata County Planning Director Jason Meininger improperly used a county credit card to make a nearly $4,000 unauthorized purchase for an electronic bike, drawing concern from county...

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

Residents irked at La Plata County commissioners’ open letter

The 40 or so La Plata County residents who attended Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting were a bit dismayed that the “elephant in the room” wasn’t initially addressed. Earlier this week, the La...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County warns of people presenting themselves as county staff

La Plata County has encouraged public participation in its effort to update district plans, but some residents are going out of bounds, representing themselves as county employees and creating...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County planning director resigns amid rewrite of land-use code

La Plata County Planning Director Jason Meininger, who was leading the county’s contentious land-use code revision, has announced he will resign. When contacted Monday afternoon, Meininger said he...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango airport plans to purchase property for expansion

The city announced Friday that the Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to buy land and two commercial building across the street from the airport to expand. The contract includes a $3.9 million...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County’s district plans on track for September completion

La Plata County is aiming to have all of its district plans updated by September, planning director Jason Meininger said Wednesday. District plans are a guiding document that allows smaller...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Tax increase needed to keep La Plata County afloat

With oil and natural gas not expected to bounce back anytime soon, it appears only a tax increase to county residents can save La Plata County’s declining operating budget, according to a long-term...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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