La Plata County government

Jack Turner, Durango native, announces run for La Plata County commissioner

Jack Turner, a fifth generation La Plata County resident, has announced he will run for La Plata County commissioner for District 2 in November 2020. Now, both races for seats on the county...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

List of delinquent La Plata County property taxpayers published

A list of 707 businesses and individuals who are delinquent in paying their 2018 property taxes will be published in print copies of The Durango Herald on Oct. 16, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30. La Plata...

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

Proposed budget includes funding for new autopsy room

The La Plata County Coroner’s Office space crunch issues might soon be coming to an end. In its proposed 2020 budget, La Plata County proposes to fund a new autopsy room for the Coroner’s Office by...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man caught keying neighbor’s car pays nearly $1,000

A La Plata County man pleaded guilty to criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting in August, agreeing to pay nearly $1,000 in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In turnaround, La Plata County budget in ‘healthy position’

After years of dramatic declines, La Plata County’s budget seems to be evening out, county officials said Tuesday. Since 2010, La Plata County’s property tax revenue has declined about 50% – from...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts 1041 Regulations

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted 1041 Regulations, which county officials say will allow greater local say on large-scale projects. “We’ve been working on this a long...

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

Tiffany church included on county’s historic register

A Hispanic church in Tiffany has been officially listed on La Plata County’s historic register. County commissioners Tuesday unanimously voted to include the Iglesias de San Antonia Catholic Church...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Asphalt overlay begins on East Animas Road north of Durango

Construction to improve the surface of East Animas Road (County Road 250) started Monday and could slow traffic for 2½ weeks. The 5.5 mile asphalt overlay project will extend from Hidden Falls...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quick action saves La Plata County staffer’s life

It was a difference of 10 minutes between life and death for Brian Gretz. Gretz, who works as a systems coordinator for La Plata County’s IT department, started his day on Sept. 4 like any other:...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charly Minkler announces candidacy for La Plata County commissioner

La Plata County has its first contested race for the Board of County Commissioners. Charly Minkler, a longtime La Plata County resident who has also served on the county’s Planning Commission the...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hires new finance director

La Plata County has hired a new finance director. Since February 2013, the county’s finance director had been Diane Sorenson. Sorenson, however, moved to Minnesota in October 2018 for family...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What are 1041 Regulations, and why do residents oppose them?

If you were in downtown Durango on Tuesday morning and confused about people protesting something called “1041 Powers,” you’re not alone. “The community hardly knows anything about it,” said Dan...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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