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New RV park approved south of Durango

A 19-space RV park off U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango was unanimously approved this week by the La Plata County Planning Commission. The project at 9981 Highway 550 is slated to be on 19 acres,...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Limits on noise, hours weigh on Durango Hot Springs

Durango Hot Springs owners initially believed revitalizing the aging, historic Trimble Hot Springs would create for them a solid business and provide a new lease on life for an attraction in the...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hearing on La Plata County’s new land-use code draws few comments

Only a handful of people spoke Thursday night during a public hearing for La Plata County’s proposed new land-use code, which is expected to be adopted in the fall. La Plata County’s long-awaited...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango homelessness advocates move closer to permanent camp

Durango’s Neighbors in Need Alliance moved one step closer to creating a permanent camp for the unhoused in the city thanks to a $90,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation. NINA, a coalition...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado fire chiefs call for six-month ban on open fires

Colorado’s fire chiefs have asked Gov. Jared Polis to ban all open fires statewide for a period of six months as a matter of safety for the public as well as firefighters amid the coronavirus...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County unveils skeleton – or table of contents – of revised land-use code

HESPERUS – La Plata County residents have had their first glimpse of the controversial and long-awaited land-use code revisions: a draft table of contents outlining its structure. County planning...

DATE: March 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County opens new series of land-use workshops

La Plata County residents, get ready – another series of land-use code workshops is gearing up. County staff members will be hosting a series of workshops to present the land-use code’s draft table...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County eyes September completion for new land-use code

La Plata County has its eye on adopting a new land-use code by the end of September, which if successful, would mark the first serious overhaul of the contentious regulations since the 1980s, a...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New business in Grandview, homes in Bayfield get county OK

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday approved a new business in the Grandview area, as well as 14 new homes in Bayfield. The new business in Grandview, just east of Durango, was previously...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Property tax notices start to hit mailboxes

La Plata County’s treasurer said residents should receive property tax notices by the end of this month. Notices, Treasurer Allison Aichele said, are mailed to addresses on file with the...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

A ‘soft opening’ could familiarize residents with Durango Mesa Park

While long-term funding is sought for a pricey new multi-event center and fairgrounds at Durango Mesa Park, local officials are looking for ways to get smaller projects started in the next few...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clerk & Recorder’s Office receives $350,000 grant for upgrades

La Plata County has received a $350,000 grant from the state to update and improve its recording technology at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. The grant was awarded Dec. 9 by the Colorado State...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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