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La Plata County revisits fire restriction policies in wake of 416 Fire

La Plata County is refining the way it implements fire restrictions after the 416 Fire last year brought a big learning moment to the community. Last year, extreme drought plagued Southwest...

DATE: May 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

With industry shifts, La Plata County reaches out to oil and gas companies

It’s good to know your neighbors, at least that’s the approach La Plata County is taking with oil and gas companies operating in Southwest Colorado. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Catamount Energy offers $5,000 to Ignacio-area residents to waive county well regulations

A Denver-based energy company is offering a handful of Ignacio-area residents $5,000 to forgo their protections under La Plata County’s oil and gas regulations as the company seeks to drill a new...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New regulations for septic systems improve public health, officials say

Across Southwest Colorado, nearly 20,000 septic systems that were previously not subject to inspections are now required to be reviewed, and already, health officials say the benefits are being...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County wants to know: Will voters support a tax increase?

Will La Plata County residents support a property tax increase to help the county’s declining operating budget? That’s the question that will be posed next month to some county residents in a poll...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawsuit says La Plata County government ignored sexual harassment

La Plata County faces a lawsuit that claims county staff for years ignored a former employee’s complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Megan Graham, spokeswoman for La...

DATE: April 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County selects its new manager

La Plata County has a new county manager. In a statement released Thursday morning, the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners said they appointed Chuck Stevens as the new county manager. He...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

County wildlife board explores wolf reintroduction to Colorado

Should La Plata County take a stance on the reintroduction of wolves in Colorado? That’s the question now being asked by the county’s all-volunteer wildlife advisory board. The prospect of...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County announces three finalists for county manager job

La Plata County has named three finalists to fill the role of county manager. Earlier this year, County Manager Joanne Spina retired, capping a 30-year career at the county. Since, Assistant...

DATE: April 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Turnover, budget cuts take toll on La Plata County’s Human Services

High turnover and a dwindling budget are taking a toll on La Plata County’s department tasked with helping the community’s most vulnerable populations. It’s a problem every La Plata County...

DATE: March 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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