La Plata County government

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

Integrity Health Plus files for bankruptcy, owes La Plata County thousands

Integrity Health Plus, a health care services company with offices in Durango, has declared bankruptcy and is moving out of a building owned by the county, to which it owes at least $125,000. La...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: An upgrade for Hermosa Meadows Road

Improvement work on Hermosa Meadows Road to bring it up to La Plata County standards is underway with an August completion date.

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voter confidentiality requests in La Plata County nearly triple since July 1

DENVER – Enrollment in Colorado’s confidential voter program has nearly tripled in La Plata County since Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Colorado would provide some publicly available...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler says infrastructure a key campaign issue

Infrastructure and education were main topics of Republican gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler’s meeting with the public Tuesday morning at the Durango Recreation Center. Brauchler currently...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County in negotiations to name Joanne Spina as county manager

Assistant County Manager Joanne Spina is likely to succeed Joe Kerby as county manager. Spina had already been selected to serve as interim county manager, but last week, La Plata County...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

County manager to bid farewell Thursday

A goodbye party will be held for La Plata County manager Joe Kerby from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the board room at the La Plata County Administration Building, 1101 East Second Ave. After his...

DATE: July 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County names interim planning director

La Plata County Principal Planner Jason Meininger, who has worked in the Planning Department since 2008, will take the helm as interim planning director. According to La Plata County spokeswoman...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Conversations, patience key to getting it right

There are a few common refrains that residents share with the La Plata County Commissioners – “When will Denver TV be available here?” and “What can I do about my neighbor’s barking dog?” Both of...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Op-Ed

La Plata County Manager Joe Kerby takes job in Oregon

La Plata County Manager Joe Kerby has decided to take a job offer in Oregon, five years after accepting his post in Southwest Colorado. On Thursday, Kerby confirmed his decision to The Durango...

DATE: June 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City, county and fire infrastructure needs stack up

The infrastructure and funding needs facing La Plata County, the city and Durango Fire Protection District are vast and varied. La Plata County Commissioner Julie Westendorff, Mayor Dick White and...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News