La Plata County government

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

Shakeup looms in La Plata County government

A major shakeup could be coming to La Plata County government. On Tuesday, La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham confirmed that county Planning Director Damian Peduto is leaving at the end of...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to fill Planning Commission positions

The La Plata County Board of County Commissioners is seeking qualified individuals who want to serve as a member of the Planning Commission. The commission advises the Board of County Commissioners...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Water conference explores financial solutions

Colorado water managers said Friday that a growing population and shrinking oil and gas revenues will leave the state with a water shortage and too little money to prevent it. The state’s 5.3...

DATE: April 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Open house about drone use to be held Tuesday

The La Plata County Office of Emergency Management will hold an open house concerning drone policy from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the County Administration Building, 1101 East...

DATE: March 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sets goal to save $1 million in 2017

Facing a $7 million budget deficit, La Plata County departments set a financial goal for 2017: come up with $1 million in savings. Last fall, county departments began brainstorming ways to operate...

DATE: March 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Colorado needs fiber-optic lines for faster internet speeds

For internet service to get faster and cheaper across southern Colorado, more fiber-optic lines are needed. New publicly- or grant-funded fiber lines between communities could be leased to private...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ewing Mesa events center enters planning stage in La Plata County

A multipurpose events center at Ewing Mesa is set to enter the planning stage this year. Co-founder of Mercury Payment Systems, Mark Katz, bought 1,850 acres on Ewing Mesa adjacent to Horse Gulch...

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

Four La Plata County officials take oath of office

Four La Plata County officials took the oath of office on Tuesday morning, including two county commissioners, the county surveyor and the district attorney for the 6th Judicial District. District...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County policy for drone use to be presented

La Plata County will hold an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the county administration building, 1101 East Second Ave., to present the draft policy for county use of...

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

La Plata County Board of Adjustment canceled

The La Plata County Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday has been canceled. The meeting had been planned for the Smith Chambers in Durango City Hall, 940 East Second...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

White Christmas brings icy roads, canceled flights

While Durangoans woke up to a postcard Christmas, snowplow crews for the city of Durango, La Plata County and the Colorado Department of Transportation were on the job starting in the early morning...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News