La Plata County government

San Juan Basin Public Health at risk of disbanding; director eyes job in Oregon

Archuleta County is looking to pull out of San Juan Basin Public Health, putting the region’s top health department at risk of disbanding and its executive director searching for a new job in...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield takes a second look at marijuana restrictions

Surrounding the town of Bayfield is a 3-mile buffer where marijuana production is restricted, courtesy of an agreement reached between the town and La Plata County. But as of Tuesday, that...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County lifts all fire restrictions

La Plata County lifted Stage 1 fire restrictions on Tuesday. With recent rains, local fire chiefs believe fires can be safely managed, said Durango Fire Protection District Chief Hal Doughty....

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County seeks to recover $337,000 in attorney fees, prevail in lawsuit

La Plata County hopes to recover an estimated $337,000 in attorney fees as part of a four-year legal battle with the state of Colorado – a case the county initially won in trial court, had...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Manure dumped in middle of Durango neighborhood raises alarm

An excavation and concrete company operating without a permit was told to stop after residents raised concerns over noise, dust and the smell of manure throughout a neighborhood in southeast...

DATE: July 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Independent La Plata County commission candidates make November ballot

It’s official: La Plata County’s two independent candidates for county commissioner are on the November ballot. As part of Colorado law, independent candidates must collect the number of signatures...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rain may help curb human-bear conflicts

Bear activity in La Plata County has been quiet so far this year, but weather conditions over the next couple weeks will play a major role in whether enough food is available during the animals’...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

La Plata County’s new land-use code clears major hurdle

La Plata County’s more than four-year attempt to update its land-use code passed a major hurdle Thursday. The La Plata County Planning Commission, charged with giving county commissioners a...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Independent La Plata County commission candidates turn in signatures

Two independent candidates running for a seat on the La Plata County commission this November handed in signatures Thursday in an attempt to qualify to appear on the ballot. As part of Colorado...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County denies proposed campground, event space for motorcycle rally

After a more than five-hour meeting, La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday denied a proposed temporary camp and entertainment hub for the Four Corners Motorcycle Rally over the Labor Day weekend...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Hot Springs receives OK to serve alcohol

Durango Hot Springs will now be able to serve alcohol. La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve a new “lodging and entertainment liquor license,” which allows the resort previously...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New RV park approved south of Durango

A 19-space RV park off U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango was unanimously approved this week by the La Plata County Planning Commission. The project at 9981 Highway 550 is slated to be on 19 acres,...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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