La Plata County government

La Plata County downgrades to Stage 2 fire restrictions

La Plata County on Wednesday downgraded to Stage 2 fire restrictions. In a unanimous vote, La Plata County commissioners decided that with more moisture in the region, which has tempered fire...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Issues at Treasurer’s Office increase costs to county

La Plata County will have to spend more money for financial audits until at least 2019 because lingering issues in the Treasurer’s Office identified last year have not been fixed and are putting...

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Allison Aichele wins primary for La Plata County treasurer

Incumbent La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele won Tuesday’s Democratic primary, beating challenger Tim Walsworth. La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker said Tuesday evening that the...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Primary elections will be held Tuesday

The only contested primary race in La Plata County is for the Democratic candidate for treasurer, but contested races at the state level are expected to draw voters to the ballot on Tuesday. Voters...

DATE: June 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Confused about restrictions public lands and open spaces? Here are the rules

Extreme drought conditions have forced government agencies to put in place restrictions to prevent wildfire threats. Fire restrictions are governed by a set of 10 criteria consisting of weather,...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County treasurer candidates sound off in only contested race

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele rebuffed criticisms about her leadership by Democratic challenger Tim Walsworth during a candidate forum Thursday night. The two Democratic candidates are...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tougher fire restrictions take effect Friday in La Plata County

Based on the recommendation of fire officials, La Plata County commissioners approved Stage 2 fire restrictions Thursday that will take effect Friday. The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stricter fire restrictions likely to be enacted this week

Stricter fire restrictions are expected to be implemented this week as a result of dry conditions with little relief in sight. La Plata County fire chiefs will recommend that county commissioners...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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