La Plata County government

Home to be knocked down to make way for 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, Robert Abrams, requested approval Thursday from the La...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | UPDATED: 21 minutes ago | 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 | UPDATED: 20 hours 52 minutes ago | 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 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | 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

La Plata County, hoping to ease turnover, proposes raises for staff

Bucking the trend in recent years, La Plata County employees are likely to receive a raise in 2020, a move county officials hope will help with high turnover rates. Since 2010, La Plata County’s...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County approves new homes near Bayfield, solar project west of Durango

La Plata County planning commissioners Thursday approved a conceptual plan for 14 new homes about 1 mile west of Bayfield, north of U.S. Highway 160. The property is part of the Heartwood Ranch...

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

‘ACT Building’ to house three La Plata County offices

The new building for three La Plata County departments – the Assessor, Clerk & Recorder and Treasurer – is close to opening its doors. Megan Graham, county spokeswoman, said the Assessor and...

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

Walmart sues 32 Colorado counties in attempt to shrink tax bills

Walmart has sued just about every county in Colorado where the corporate giant has a store location, an aggressive legal tactic many big-box retailers are taking in an attempt to shrink their...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid national violence, La Plata County looks to increase security

La Plata County is proposing to beef up its security. As part of the draft 2020 budget, officials have called for four new security-guard positions to patrol county offices and facilities. The...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

It took two years, but district plans are complete

It took just one hour on Thursday to formally certify La Plata County’s district plan update, the culmination of a two-year effort. “I know it was hard, I know it was frustrating, I know it was...

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

Some residents happy, others less so, with county district plans

The long-awaited updates to La Plata County’s district plans are scheduled for completion this week and next, but it’s a mixed bag among residents whether the documents are truly representative of...

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

La Plata County commission candidates file first expense report

One positive of announcing your candidacy early: There’s more time to raise money, and spend money. The first campaign expense filing for the November 2020 election shows La Plata County...

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

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