La Plata County government

Animal protection has new director

Gary Skiba, a six-month employee in the animal protection division of the La Plata County Humane Society, has been appointed to head the division. Skiba replaces Jon Plata, who retired after 12...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana board members sought

La Plata County is seeking three new members to serve on its Marijuana Local Licensing Authority. The panel holds public hearings to decide on licenses for medical and retail marijuana stores, grow...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Personal property declarations needed

People owning, possessing or controlling taxable personal property with a total actual value greater than $7,300 on Jan. 1 are required to report the personal property to the La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

County gives lukewarm forecast in annual address

Financial stability, infrastructure needs and long-range planning are some of the main goals for the La Plata County commissioners in 2015. Commissioner Julie Westendorff said Tuesday in her State...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Airport changes get new estimate

Building a new Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal on the east side of the runway may be a little bit more affordable than previously thought, at least at first. The Durango-La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax-exempt lands secure funding

After last year’s uncertainty, La Plata County officials now can rest easy knowing federal funds that make up for tax-exempt public lands will arrive. The Payments in Lieu of Taxes, also known as...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Finances looking up for our county

After years of cuts, La Plata County commissioners Tuesday had the pleasure of approving a budget for 2015 that’s $7 million higher than in 2014. “Ongoing revenues exceed ongoing expenditures in...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s not the end for two libraries

The La Plata County Commissioners responded to public concern about the fate of two county libraries Wednesday, and announced they will be fully funded. During a budget meeting, Paris Kindall, a...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Republican Brad Blake still ahead of Roebuck

La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker said as of the deadline for curing ballots passed Wednesday, Republican Brad Blake was beating Democrat Cynthia Roebuck, 10,933 to 10,843, in the...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man receives multiple ballots in mail

Patrick O’Leary expected to vote in the Nov. 4 election. But when six ballots arrived at his East Fifth Avenue apartment in the past week, the Durango resident was puzzled. There were two ballots...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

How much is a library worth?

What does a bricks-and-mortar library mean in these days of Internet information overload? That’s a question La Plata County commissioners are asking as they enter the budget process for 2015 and...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clerk and recorder running unopposed

The race for La Plata County clerk and recorder is in no way heated this year. Incumbent Tiffany Lee Parker is running unopposed. Parker, a Republican, has held the position for four years and is...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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