La Plata County government

Property tax notices start to hit mailboxes

La Plata County’s treasurer said residents should receive property tax notices by the end of this month. Notices, Treasurer Allison Aichele said, are mailed to addresses on file with the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

A ‘soft opening’ could familiarize residents with Durango Mesa Park

While long-term funding is sought for a pricey new multi-event center and fairgrounds at Durango Mesa Park, local officials are looking for ways to get smaller projects started in the next few...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clerk & Recorder’s Office receives $350,000 grant for upgrades

La Plata County has received a $350,000 grant from the state to update and improve its recording technology at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. The grant was awarded Dec. 9 by the Colorado State...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | 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

La Plata County’s $86.9 million budget includes raises, road projects

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the 2020 budget, which represents a modest turnaround for investments in staff, infrastructure and services after years of dramatic...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County planning board OKs new business in Grandview

A home will be demolished to make way for a new business in the Grandview area off U.S. Highway 160, east of Durango. The property owner, Georgia-based Leaf Properties, whose president is Doug...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vacant land on Florida Mesa approved for up to 22 homes

A vacant 66-acre property on Florida Mesa now has the potential for 22 new homes. On Thursday, the property owner, Joseph Truby, requested the land be reclassified from its agricultural/rural...

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

County commissioner falls off roof, fractures hip and spine

After falling from a roof, La Plata County Commissioner Clyde Church said a fractured hip and spine won’t keep him from fulfilling his duties. Church, who was elected in fall 2018, said he and a...

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

Is La Posta Road poised to be the next Bodo Industrial Park?

The north end of La Posta Road has long been considered by city and county planners as a prime location to meet the region’s need for more light industrial businesses, but access to water and sewer...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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