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La Plata County warns of people presenting themselves as county staff

La Plata County has encouraged public participation in its effort to update district plans, but some residents are going out of bounds, representing themselves as county employees and creating...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County planning director resigns amid rewrite of land-use code

La Plata County Planning Director Jason Meininger, who was leading the county’s contentious land-use code revision, has announced he will resign. When contacted Monday afternoon, Meininger said he...

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

La Plata County’s district plans on track for September completion

La Plata County is aiming to have all of its district plans updated by September, planning director Jason Meininger said Wednesday. District plans are a guiding document that allows smaller...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Has La Plata County shed its purple skin?

As political winds change, it appears La Plata County, which traditionally has bounced between voting Democrat and Republican, might be taking a turn for the deep blue. With unaffiliated voters for...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

United Airlines adds seasonal flights to Houston and Chicago

United Airlines will add seasonal flights to Houston and Chicago from Durango in June. It is the second expansion to seasonal service the airport has announced this month. American Airlines also...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Efficiency standards drive up home costs, but long-term savings promised

Buyers will be paying thousands of dollars more for newly built homes in Durango and La Plata County as a result of energy codes local governments started enforcing this year. However, the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Republicans, one Democrat fill uncontested county offices

Four unopposed La Plata County candidates, the coroner, assessor, surveyor, and clerk and recorder will take office in January following Tuesday’s election. Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker, a...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County voters taking time with lengthy ballot

Voting is off to a bit of a slow start in La Plata County, likely because residents are taking their time with a complicated ballot that includes tax questions, a property rights question and many...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

General Election ballots will be mailed Monday

Ballots will be mailed Monday to voters across La Plata County ahead of the Nov. 6 General Election. Clerk and Recorder Tiffany Parker said she expects turnout to be strong for the midterm...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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