Durango looks to Bodo Industrial Park for homeless camp location

The city of Durango is still searching for a suitable location for a permanent homeless camp, and Bodo Industrial Park might be the next place to look. A permanent site, designed to be a...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans turn out in droves for annual hazardous waste drop-off

This year’s hazardous waste day proved to be so popular, it left residents calling for more. More than 700 cars lined up to enter the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Saturday, ready to dump their...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County tells Durango to find a homeless camp solution ‘lickety-split’

The future of the homeless camp at Purple Cliffs did not get much clearer Wednesday after a joint meeting between Durango city councilors and La Plata County commissioners. La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless campers, Durango residents want Purple Cliffs site to stay

As a contentious proposal for a new homeless camp near Greenmount Cemetery inches forward, some homeless residents in Durango have spoken out: They want to stay in place. About 60 unhoused people...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After yearslong effort, La Plata County inks new land-use code

It’s official: La Plata County has a new land-use code. La Plata County commissioners Clyde Church, Gwen Lachelt and Julie Westendorff voted unanimously Tuesday in support of adopting sweeping...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New manufactured home, tiny home park approved in Animas Valley

A new, 22-space manufactured home and tiny home park in the Animas Valley was approved Thursday by the La Plata County Planning Commission. According to county records, the 22 homes would be...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Highly invasive aquatic weed discovered in the Animas Valley

A highly invasive aquatic weed has been discovered in a number of ponds in the Animas Valley, putting the heat on to eradicate it before it enters the Animas River and, potentially, Lake...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

County may shut down Purple Cliffs camp for homeless residents

La Plata County commissioners expressed support Wednesday for shutting down the temporary camp for homeless residents at Purple Cliffs in an attempt to force the city of Durango to make good on a...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County to demolish building on East Second Avenue in Durango

La Plata County is expected to begin demolition of a county-owned building on the corner of 11th Street and East Second Avenue. The county purchased what is known as the former “Schluter Floral”...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County doles out $4 million for COVID-related costs

La Plata County approved Tuesday the expenditure of nearly $4 million for expenses and reimbursements for costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. In July, La Plata County applied for...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango wrestles with site for permanent homeless camp

Durango City Council can’t seem to commit to a place for a permanent homeless camp. The city of Durango and La Plata County have wrestled with where homeless camps should be located for years. Now,...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County doles out $4 million for COVID-related costs

La Plata County approved Tuesday the expenditure of nearly $4 million for expenses and reimbursements for costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. In July, La Plata County applied for...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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