La Plata County government

Some residents say U.N. plot is behind land-use revisions

A faction of La Plata County residents who oppose the county’s proposed land-use codes believe the work is part of an international conspiracy led by the United Nations to create a “New World...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tim Walsworth, BID leader, to run for La Plata County treasurer

Tim Walsworth, executive director of the Durango Business Improvement District, will challenge incumbent Allison Aichele for La Plata County treasurer this November. “I’ve always worked in public...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Revisions coming to La Plata County’s draft land-use codes

La Plata County officials have vowed to continue to move forward with updates to its outdated land-use codes, but they will pivot from their original timeline to take a hard look at the draft set...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Liberty Coalition says county’s district plans must be updated

IGNACIO – The way to fix the La Plata County land-use code is by first updating the 12 district plans in the county. That’s the message the organizers of the new La Plata Liberty Coalition gave to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid backlash, La Plata County pushes back timeline for land-use code

After a flurry of public opposition, La Plata County will push back its timeline in adopting updated land-use codes to allow sufficient time to address concerns raised by residents over the past...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County treasurer to seek re-election

La Plata County Treasurer Allison Aichele announced Friday she will seek re-election this November. Aichele, a Democrat, said she has upgraded the office to be more efficient and effective using...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County ethics policies set for adoption in February

La Plata County is on track to adopt new ethics policies next month that address a range of issues, including lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest, after concerns were raised by some county...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County land-use codes draw more than 1,000 residents

La Plata County’s proposed land-use code was shown no love Tuesday night as well over a thousand people showed up to lambaste the codes as an example of government overreach and an infringement on...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Carrie Woodson announces candidacy for La Plata County Assessor’s Office

Carrie Woodson, chief appraiser at the La Plata County Assessor’s Office, announced her candidacy Tuesday for top job at the Assessor’s Office. Woodson, a 40-year resident of La Plata County, said...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooting range approved to operate in La Plata County

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved a shooting range and gun safety school, despite some concerns from nearby residents over noise and safety. La Plata County resident Tim Gwynn...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrations mount over La Plata County’s proposed land-use code

Frustration boiled over this week as some La Plata County ranchers and farmers opposed a new land-use code, which some see as an example of government overreach and an infringement on property...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts $79.4 million budget

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the 2018 budget that aims to retain services amid continuing declines in its revenues. “Despite this being a challenging time for the...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News