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Unopposed candidates in La Plata County outline accomplishments, goals

Candidates for La Plata County coroner, assessor, surveyor, and clerk and recorder are running unopposed in the November election. The Durango Herald asked unopposed candidates to outline their...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County commissioners unanimously lift fire restrictions

La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved lifting all fire restrictions during a special business meeting Wednesday. The decision, which was recommended by the Forest Service, La Plata...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Many La Plata County positions uncontested in primary

Some parts of this year’s primary ballot for La Plata County voters will feel less like a multiple-choice test and more like an exercise in filling in oval circles. That’s because ballots for both...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Democrats square off for La Plata County treasurer in primary

Two Democrats are vying for La Plata County treasurer – the only locally contested race in the June primary election. The candidates are incumbent Allison Aichele and Tim Walsworth, who is director...

DATE: June 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Primary election ballots to be mailed June 6

Mail-in ballots for Colorado’s June 26 Primary Election will go out on June 6. La Plata County Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker said military ballots for members of the armed services were mailed...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council approves camp for homeless near Dog Park

Durango City Council approved an emergency ordinance to direct staff members to set up a place for homeless people to stay directly west of the Durango Dog Park late Tuesday. “It is not done...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County lays out process for re-writing draft land-use codes

After the fallout from the first release of La Plata County’s draft land-use codes, and the ensuing demand for a serious re-write, county planners are making sure to take the process slow and...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office rejects managing new homeless site

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said it will not manage a proposed campsite adjacent to the Durango Dog Park where Durango City Council plans to allow homeless residents to sleep. City...

DATE: March 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Democrats identify early favorites in U.S. House, treasurer’s races

With 309 days until Election Day 2018, La Plata County Democrats have already identified early favorites in races for county treasurer and Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. In the only...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

For midterm year, caucus participation strong in La Plata County

Political angst over proposed changes to a land-use code brought out new faces to the caucuses held Tuesday across La Plata County. La Plata County Republicans saw much better turnout than expected...

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Americans for Prosperity pulls back campaign against La Plata County’s land-use code

Americans for Prosperity has pulled back its campaign against La Plata County’s proposed land-use codes, for now, the group’s deputy state director Tamra Farah said Monday. Last month, AFP...

DATE: Feb. 19, 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

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