La Plata County government

La Plata County commissioner race decided by 23 votes

Democratic candidate Clyde Church has beaten incumbent La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake, a Republican, by 23 votes to become the county’s newest commissioner. Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Aichele wins treasurer’s race; commissioner’s race still too close to call

Incumbent La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele has pulled away from challenger Colton Black, winning one of the most contested races in the county this year. In the Nov. 6 election, two races...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners approve new gravel pit near Bondad

La Plata County commissioners approved a new gravel mine south of Durango near Bondad on Tuesday. Since 2014, Crossfire Aggregate Services , under an agreement with the Bonds family, has attempted...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Unlicensed waste company ordered to stop in La Plata County

A trash removal business that started hauling and dumping construction waste without a permit or state approval has been ordered to cease all operations on a property southeast of Durango. Megan...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Races for La Plata County treasurer, commissioner remain undecided

Final election results for two tight races in La Plata County – for commissioner and treasurer – may be unknown for at least a week. In Tuesday’s election, the two races came down to the wire....

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Republicans to host watch party in Durango

The La Plata County Republicans will host a watch party at the Rusty Shovel Saloon’s Durango location, not its Vallecito spot as previously reported. Kayla Patterson, with the local party, said the...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

5 things you should know before Election Day

The midterm elections are coming up Tuesday, with a loaded ballot where Colorado voters will decide on a new governor, as well as several other state and locally elected positions. Here is some...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff candidate raised and spent more than others in three county races

Charles Hamby, the Republican challenger seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff, by far raised and spent the most this election out of all local candidates, according to the last campaign...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hopes to kick-start Durango Mesa Park funding

Plans for a new multi-event center and fairgrounds at Durango Mesa Park came into sharper focus this year; now, government officials are turning their attention to funding mechanisms for the...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County budget for 2019 ‘isn’t pretty’

Only two people showed up Tuesday night to comment on La Plata County’s proposed 2019 budget, which plans for another year of low revenues. “If folks knew what this budget really meant, hopefully...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treasurer candidate Colton Black says bankruptcy a personal matter

Opponents of Colton Black are questioning his fitness to serve as La Plata County treasurer, pointing to a personal bankruptcy he filed in 2012. But Black says it is a last-minute attempt to smear...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spending ramps up in latest campaign finance disclosures

Candidates running for local and state elected offices filed campaign finance reports Tuesday to disclose how much they raised and spent from July 22 to Oct. 11. In the county, the ballot will...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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