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Southwest Colorado needs fiber-optic lines for faster internet speeds

For internet service to get faster and cheaper across southern Colorado, more fiber-optic lines are needed. New publicly- or grant-funded fiber lines between communities could be leased to private...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ewing Mesa events center enters planning stage in La Plata County

A multipurpose events center at Ewing Mesa is set to enter the planning stage this year. Co-founder of Mercury Payment Systems, Mark Katz, bought 1,850 acres on Ewing Mesa adjacent to Horse Gulch...

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

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Four La Plata County officials take oath of office

Four La Plata County officials took the oath of office on Tuesday morning, including two county commissioners, the county surveyor and the district attorney for the 6th Judicial District. District...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County policy for drone use to be presented

La Plata County will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the county administration building, 1101 East Second Ave., to present the draft policy for county use of...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County Board of Adjustment canceled

The La Plata County Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday has been canceled. The meeting had been planned for the Smith Chambers in Durango City Hall, 940 East Second...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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White Christmas brings icy roads, canceled flights

While Durangoans woke up to a postcard Christmas, snowplow crews for the city of Durango, La Plata County and the Colorado Department of Transportation were on the job starting in the early morning...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Washington approves boundaries for a gas well leasing plan for Montezuma, La Plata counties

Boundaries for a master leasing plan for oil and gas development in eastern Montezuma and western La Plata counties has been approved by the Washington office of the Bureau of Land Management,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County Road 307 to close Thursday

County Road 307 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. The closure will take place about 1.2 miles west of the intersection of County Roads 307 and 309A, immediately south of the Durango-La...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Voters say no to roads and bridges, airport taxes

A property tax measure to expand Durango-La Plata County Airport expansion lost by landslide, while a tax increase to fund La Plata County roads and bridges was defeated by a slim margin. The...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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District attorney’s office seeks funds for a new prosecutor

Criminal prosecutors are outnumbered by public defenders in La Plata County, and if elected officials want to maintain proper checks and balances in the judicial system, they must fund another...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango, La Plata County consider airport oversight changes

The Durango-La Plata County Airport director could answer directly to La Plata County or an airport authority, instead of the city, as soon as next year. For months, Durango City Council and La...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango school board endorses La Plata County road, bridge tax

If anyone has a vested interest in the quality of La Plata County ’s roads and bridges, it’s area schools. So on Wednesday, the Durango School District 9-R board endorsed the ballot initiative to...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News