La Plata County government

Future of transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel in question

As La Plata County continues to struggle to provide services amid budget declines, big changes might be coming to the transfer stations in Bayfield and Marvel, where rural residents are now able to...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | UPDATED: 16 hours 59 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 50 properties removed from tax-exempt ag status

La Plata County has removed nearly 50 properties from the agricultural tax status that is intended to give farmers and ranchers a financial break, but is often falsely claimed or misused by...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Completion date for district land-use plans pushed back to November

The completion of La Plata County’s district plans will be a bit delayed. County officials said Thursday the district plans are expected to be completed and adopted in November, about two months...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyers courted briefly with county bounty

Here’s a phone screen shot from a recent official La Plata County job posting. It looks like I may have chosen the wrong career path. No wonder our county budget is looking kinda slim. Sign me,...

DATE: July 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

Residents submit 400 signatures in support of rural library district

An informal community group submitted a petition with more than 400 signatures Tuesday to the La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office to form and fund a new library district in southwestern La...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to pay $125,000 in sexual harassment lawsuit

La Plata County has agreed to pay $125,000 to a former employee who claimed county staff ignored complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Bayfield resident Melissa...

DATE: July 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

With issues at Treasurer’s Office fixed, county receives clean audit

Issues at the Treasurer’s Office have been fixed, and La Plata County received a clean audit for 2018. “I am happy to note we didn’t note any material weakness this year,” Matthew Marino, with...

DATE: July 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New 169-unit storage facility coming to Ignacio

A proposed 169-unit storage facility near Ignacio was given the green light Tuesday. La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved a Class 2 land-use permit for the facility that is expected...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Request approved to rezone Animas Valley property for higher density

La Plata County commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved a request to rezone a property in the Animas Valley for a higher-density development. According to county records, Chris Hall and his...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officials pitch new location for possible homeless camp

La Plata County officials have identified a place for the homeless to legally sleep. The only problem: It happens to be on city property, and Durango city officials have so far been reluctant to...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At last minute, Search and Rescue given new home

La Plata County Search and Rescue soon will finally have a place to call home. “I didn’t know it could get better than Christmas, but this is pretty darn close,” Ron Corkish, president of La Plata...

DATE: July 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Draft goals released for how to address homelessness in Durango

Draft goals for tackling homelessness in La Plata County call for more housing, greater understanding of the issue and more services with a higher quality to assist homeless residents. Durango City...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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