La Plata County government

Barking-dog violations show no bite in La Plata County

Since La Plata County’s barking-dog ordinance went into effect more than six months ago, worries that complaints and violations would overburden Animal Control have not materialized. La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County commercial building permits trend down over decade

It’s getting harder for businesses to find space at a time when the La Plata County needs to be broadening its tax base. Since the 1980s, the number of permits for new commercial buildings in...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

After remodel, La Plata County Courthouse wins ‘gold’

After a $5.4 million remodel, the first floor of the La Plata County Courthouse has received a “gold” certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, otherwise known as LEED, from...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-La Plata County Airport expanding parking lots ahead of holidays

The Durango-La Plata County Airport plans to be ready for the crush of Thanksgiving passengers with more parking. “We are essentially at max in terms of capacity in our vehicle parking lot,”...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel explores solutions to business challenges in La Plata County

Affordable housing, adequate internet services and the fairness of sales tax collection are among priorities that local business leaders hope to collectively address in an effort to boost Durango’s...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CenturyLink describes efforts to improve regional internet

Efforts to improve rural internet service across the region are underway, but not all residents are experiencing better service. CenturyLink received $159 million in federal funding to improve...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New county manager takes on role at a time of a dwindling budget

Written on a whiteboard in La Plata County Manager Joanne Spina’s office is a quote that reads, “a public office is a public trust.” Her career backs that up. Spina, who was officially named county...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dreams of a multi-events center closer to reality

For the past several years, Lorene Bonds, secretary of the La Plata County Fair Board, has noticed a steady decline in visitors to the annual event, but she doesn’t chalk it up to lack of interest....

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Multi-event center presentation Monday night

A presentation of three draft options for the La Plata County Multi-Event Center will be held Monday night at the La Plata County Administration Building, 1101 East Second Ave. The presentations,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Youth Services considers moving into house at fairgrounds

La Plata Youth Services may move into a house at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in October, making way for a new Durango Chamber of Commerce building next to Brookside Park. The city plans to buy...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire chief asks city, county for new impact fees

Impact fees can help pay for new fire stations and vehicles, but they would likely increase housing costs in an already high-cost real estate market “It is a very tough discussion to have in the...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Q&A: Who can request voter information and what does it contain

DENVER – The Trump administration’s recent request for voter registration rolls to help investigate voter fraud met stiff resistance from many states. The request also prompted multiple lawsuits...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News