La Plata County government

County debates marijuana rules

La Plata County commissioners discussed Wednesday whether the county should license and regulate recreational marijuana growing and retail operations. Otherwise, the county could leave licensing...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County OKs historic designations

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday highlighted two historical amenities, supporting an effort to designate roads along the defunct Durango to Chama, N.M., rail line as a scenic byway, and to...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional Internet project nearly done

A 3-year-old project to enhance Internet connectivity throughout Southwest Colorado is nearly complete, officials said Friday. The Southwest Colorado Access Network links government buildings in...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recreational pot shops in county on hold

Locals who have their eyes set on starting a retail marijuana facility in the unincorporated parts of La Plata County likely will have to sit tight until 2015. An ordinance that would temporarily...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Facility means new life for old metal

La Plata County residents can recycle glass, plastic, paper and aluminum, but what about an old dishwasher? A decades-old car? That rusting bicycle leaning against the shed? A metal-recycling...

DATE: July 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeowners seeking water

In the face of increasing water scarcity and expanding development east of Durango, a homeowners group is pursuing a more stable source of water. Homeowners in the Palo Verde subdivision are...

DATE: July 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tastings now allowed in county liquor stores

Liquor stores in the county will now be allowed to host tastings after La Plata County Commissioners voted to allow alcohol-tasting permits for retail liquor stores and liquor-licensed drug stores....

DATE: July 9, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County permits third pot grower

A commercial medical marijuana cultivation facility in the Grandview area received approval for a permanent land-use permit from La Plata County commissioners Tuesday, making it the third such...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County asks for delay in gas and oil lease

Two La Plata County commissioners signed off on a letter Tuesday urging the Bureau of Land Management to hold off on leasing 10,000 acres near Hesperus for natural-gas and oil development until the...

DATE: June 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

County agrees to shale-oil drilling

The national debate about shale drilling and hydraulic facturing played out Tuesday in La Plata County Courthouse as county commissioners considered signing a memorandum of understanding with a...

DATE: March 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials: Plan to clean up under jail may fall short

More than two years after La Plata County went to trial against a rifle scope manufacturer over the soil and groundwater contamination beneath the jail in Bodo Industrial Park, the county has...

DATE: March 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frugality is name of game in ’13

La Plata County Commissioner Bobby Lieb outlined a plan for the county that emphasizes fiscal responsibility, regional cooperation and simplification of the land-use process in the coming year.In...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News