La Plata County officials

What’s to come in 2016?

Affordable housing and money for a new airport terminal are among the issues that area residents will likely hear about often in 2016. County residents might be asked again to increase taxes to pay...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man airlifted after injury in horse fall northeast of Durango

A 48-year-old man injured in a horse fall in the backcountry was in a helicopter and on his way to Mercy Regional Medical Center in about an hour and 20 minutes. The accident took place west of...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County election turnout low so far

Election Day is a week away and so far turnout appears dismal. Only about 13 percent of voters, or 4,310 people, had turned in ballots by Monday afternoon, said La Plata County Clerk and Recorder...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County Planning OKs King Coal continuance

Groupo Cementos de Chihuahua Energy (GCC) will have an extension until Feb. 25 to complete a class II land use permit application, provided it continues efforts to mitigate noise, traffic and other...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County questions timing of pay raises

After initially backing a pay raise for elected officials, La Plata County commissioners on Wednesday took a step back. County Commissioner Brad Blake, a Republican, was the most vocal on the...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County will appoint new surveyor

La Plata County Commissioners are preparing to appoint a new county surveyor to replace Larry Connolly, who recently died. Connolly, 58, died of natural causes Monday. He was first elected in 2000...

DATE: July 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County surveyor dies

Larry Connolly, the La Plata County surveyor, died suddenly Monday. He was in his late 50s. Connolly likely passed away from natural causes, and an autopsy was planned Wednesday, said Coroner Jann...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

New county administration building opens

Sunlight streamed across the board room Monday as La Plata County commissioners tested their new monitors and sound system. “I am just really pleased. It’s functional. It’s bright. It’s an...

DATE: June 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Voters favor airport sales tax

Funding for a new Durango-La Plata County Airport terminal would likely have a fighting chance if voters were asked in 2016 to raise sales taxes for the project, a poll released Tuesday showed. A...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smartphone voting isn’t ready

Technology isn’t yet ready to allow voting on your smartphone, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said Tuesday during a visit to Durango. “Right now, the technology isn’t sufficiently...

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Infrastructure examined in county comp plan

The new La Plata County Comprehensive Plan could lay out general guidance for many aspects of infrastructure lacking in the current plan. The 2001 version of the plan addressed only...

DATE: June 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Commissioners support raises for county officials

La Plata County commissioners voiced support for pay increases for all elected county officials in a letter to state Sen. Ellen Roberts on Tuesday. The salaries for all nine elected county...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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