La Plata County government

County sets it straight with leaning flagpole

What’s with the listing flagpole at the La Plata County Administration Building at East Second Avenue and 11th Street? The flagpole has been that way since the building opened. Does it imply the...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Action Line

Neighbors oppose high-density development in Animas Valley

A fight is brewing in the Animas Valley north of Durango over the prospect of a potential high-density development. Greg Yucha, who owns two mobile home parks in the Animas Valley, filed plans in...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County fires Texas firm contracted to rewrite land-use codes

The Texas firm that many county staff, commissioners and residents said missed the mark in drafting La Plata County’s land-use code has been fired. La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham said...

DATE: March 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

As budget shrinks, La Plata County will not fill 19 positions

La Plata County government will leave 19 positions vacant this year, saving about $1.16 million at a time when the county is in dire need of cutting costs because of declines in its operating...

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

What went wrong with La Plata County’s land-use plan?

After months of dealing with a bungled update to one of La Plata County’s critical documents guiding future development, county staff will take the lead on making much-needed revisions to its...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves 2 new marijuana growing facilities

La Plata County commissioners approved two marijuana growing facilities on Tuesday. The first project was proposed by Watertowne Properties LLC for a 6,000-square-foot building to house various...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts revised ethics policies

La Plata County commissioners formally adopted on Tuesday revised ethics policies that address issues such as lobbying and perceived conflicts of interest. The updates come after some county...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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