La Plata County government

County wants to map underground waterways to help guide development

La Plata County may be taking a major step in understanding its groundwater system. In April, the Colorado Geological Survey nominated La Plata County to be the focus of a comprehensive...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planning commission denies proposed gravel mine south of Durango

The La Plata County Planning Commission denied a proposed gravel mine south of Durango this week, and the project is now headed to a final vote with the La Plata County Board of County...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

First ‘memo’ has been sent for land-use code rewrite

La Plata County has sent out the first of several “memos” intended to guide the rewrite of the county’s land-use code after a failed first draft released this past winter was met with intense...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents resistant to zoning, protecting scenic corridors in land-use plan

IGNACIO – The land-use code was the primary topic at the La Plata County commissioners’ “on the road” meeting Monday night in Ignacio. Revisions to the code are basically on hold as the county’s 12...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Animal Control given power to enforce bears-trash laws

Since La Plata County adopted trash laws in 2008 aimed at reducing human-bear conflicts, not a single ticket has been written despite a marked increase in bears breaking into garbage. That is...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to allow voting-by-district in small counties defeated

A bill that would allow small counties in Colorado to decide how to elect county commissioners was shot down by a 5-to-4 party-line vote Wednesday in the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County may update district plans before land-use code

La Plata County officials appear to be in agreement about holding off the adoption of a new land-use code until district plans, which allow individual communities to set a vision for future growth...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango commits to timeline for opening new homeless camp

The city of Durango committed to opening a new homeless camp adjacent to the Durango Dog Park by June 30 at the latest in a letter to the La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County needs to...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado in ‘Stage 1’ fire restrictions

On a day where people in Durango woke up to hazy skies and the smell of smoke, all of Southwest Colorado entered the first stage of fire restrictions as a result of high fire danger across the...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County installs public art at fairgrounds

Prancing and rearing steel horses were installed Monday at the entrance to the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Two donors gifted the public art pieces, La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham said. ...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Planning Commission endorses development on 700 acres east of Durango

A proposal to reclassify 700 acres between Durango and Bayfield to a designation that would allow a large-scale residential and commercial development was approved 4-1 Thursday by the La Plata...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to discuss process for revising land-use code, district plans

La Plata County officials will meet next week to figure out how to move forward with revisions to the land-use code. On Wednesday, La Plata County commissioners and the La Plata County Planning...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News