Jack Turner may move districts to run again for La Plata County commissioner

Durango resident Jack Turner, an unaffiliated candidate who lost his bid for county commission in November, is considering moving to into another district to be able to run for the commission again...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shakeup at water district brings in new face to deal with old problems

A fresh face was appointed to the Southwestern Water Conservation District to bring new ideas to decades-old problems surrounding water in the arid Southwest – at least that’s the hope of La Plata...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plowed in by snow? Welcome to mountain living

With winter weather finally arriving in Durango, some residents may be wondering why they’re having to dig out of a mountain of snow caused by the city’s snowplows. The answer, quite simply, is...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango renews site search for homeless community

The city of Durango is searching for a new campsite for unhoused community members, starting with the recognition that an ideal site likely doesn’t exist. The city of Durango and La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County formally adopts ordinance to stop ‘Jake Brakes’

La Plata County formally adopted a state law that requires the use of engine brake mufflers for commercial vehicles to prevent what’s known as “Jake Brakes,” a loud method of braking on trucks....

DATE: Jan. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Progress planned this year for Durango Mesa Park

Durango residents will start seeing long-awaited changes at Durango Mesa Park, formerly Ewing Mesa, in 2021 as the city, county and park foundation embark on a $150 million development project. For...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County prepare for potential unrest on Inauguration Day

Law enforcement in Durango is holding out hope that any possible protests leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week will remain peaceful, but authorities are also preparing...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

How is Ignacio putting its federal relief dollars to use?

The town of Ignacio focused on utility and technology support after receiving about $60,000 of the $4.8 million in federal COVID-19 relief money allocated to La Plata County governments. The money,...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County waives all liquor license fees for a year

La Plata County is going to waive all liquor license fees for the next year in an attempt to provide some financial relief to restaurants and bars. On Dec. 7, Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill to...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County moves to require engine brake mufflers

La Plata County is making moves to require the use of engine brake mufflers for commercial vehicles. Jim Davis, the county’s Public Works director, said it is state law for commercial vehicles to...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outgoing La Plata County commissioners reflect on past eight years

In 2013, when incoming La Plata County commissioners Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff stepped into office, the county’s operating budget was spiraling, the oil and gas industry was plummeting and...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

2020: A year marked by plague, protest and triumph in Southwest Colorado

Almost universally, 2020 will be a year folks will be eager to put in the history books, like 1918, the year of the Spanish flu. Just about every event – not only in Durango, but across the planet...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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