La Plata County officials

Proposed budget includes funding for new autopsy room

The La Plata County Coroner’s Office space crunch issues might soon be coming to an end. In its proposed 2020 budget, La Plata County proposes to fund a new autopsy room for the Coroner’s Office by...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In turnaround, La Plata County budget in ‘healthy position’

After years of dramatic declines, La Plata County’s budget seems to be evening out, county officials said Tuesday. Since 2010, La Plata County’s property tax revenue has declined about 50% – from...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Terminal remodel nears completion at Durango-La Plata County Airport

Construction of a new baggage-handling facility and remodeling of the ticket counter and airline operational offices are on schedule and on budget at the Durango-La Plata County Airport. The $1.7...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County adopts 1041 Regulations

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously adopted 1041 Regulations, which county officials say will allow greater local say on large-scale projects. “We’ve been working on this a long...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County hires new finance director

La Plata County has hired a new finance director. Since February 2013, the county’s finance director had been Diane Sorenson. Sorenson, however, moved to Minnesota in October 2018 for family...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Software glitches cause heavy backlog for food, medical assistance

Glitches in new software installed by the state of Colorado are causing some La Plata County residents to receive medical, financial and food assistance weeks, and sometimes months, late. Martha...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community garden in Durango moves into private hands

The long-term future of Durango’s only community garden could be in question. The Ohana Kuleana Community Garden is located near the 2900 block of East Sixth Avenue, just west of Riverview...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Overhaul of La Plata County land-use code up for discussion

Wednesday could be a milestone moment for the future of La Plata County’s rewrite of the land-use code. At a work session at 10 a.m., county commissioners are expected to give clear direction about...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man caught on video keying car after La Plata County government meeting

A La Plata County man faces criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting earlier this summer. “Before I was done doing it, I...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 50 properties removed from tax-exempt ag status

La Plata County has removed nearly 50 properties from the agricultural tax status that is intended to give farmers and ranchers a financial break, but is often falsely claimed or misused by...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Completion date for district land-use plans pushed back to November

The completion of La Plata County’s district plans will be a bit delayed. County officials said Thursday the district plans are expected to be completed and adopted in November, about two months...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll answers whether residents will support a tax increase in November

A survey of La Plata County residents found that voter approval for any tax increase in 2019 is a long shot, despite projections that county services – such as the Road and Bridge Department, the...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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