La Plata County targets gun range contamination

Lead contamination issues at the Durango Gun Club have sparked what will likely be a multimillion dollar cleanup. “We believe that levels of lead in the soil may exceed applicable standards,” said...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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

COVID-19 slowed economy, not yet impacting property tax collections

About the same number of people were delinquent on their property taxes in 2019 as compared with 2018 – the number of delinquencies not yet affected by the havoc wreaked on the economy beginning in...

DATE: Oct. 12, 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 may have weathered worst of COVID-19 financial hit

Despite the COVID-19 lockdown earlier this year that brought economic hardship across the community, it appears La Plata County is on track to not only hit, but exceed sales tax projections – a...

DATE: Oct. 10, 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

Colorado Supreme Court will hear La Plata County, CDPHE lawsuit

The Colorado Supreme Court announced Monday it will review a case in which La Plata County hopes to recover an estimated $337,000 in attorney fees as part of a four-year legal battle with the state...

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

Location for new radar system in Four Corners is finalized

A location has been finalized for a new permanent weather station for the Four Corners, which is expected to fill in what’s known as a blind spot when it comes to weather and radar modeling in the...

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

La Plata County explores using DeNier as new community corrections center

La Plata County took the first steps Wednesday toward converting the now vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center into a new community corrections facility. At a work session, La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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