La Plata County officials

Animal protection has new director

Gary Skiba, a six-month employee in the animal protection division of the La Plata County Humane Society, has been appointed to head the division. Skiba replaces Jon Plata, who retired after 12...

DATE: March 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Selection of airport option is deferred

The La Plata County Commissioners yet again deferred selecting an option for an airport terminal expansion Tuesday morning. The commissioners and the Durango City Council will meet Thursday...

DATE: March 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County seeking finance committee members

La Plata County Long Term Finance Committee is seeking a new member. The seven-person board helps advise the La Plata County Commissioners on financial planning. In recent months, the committee has...

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

County leaders take office

New county officials took the first step toward bringing their campaign promises to life by taking the oath of office Tuesday morning at the La Plata County Courthouse. Before taking the helm, the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials to take oath of office

The newly elected La Plata County officials will take an oath of office at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the La Plata County Courthouse, 1060 East Second Ave. Two new officials will be sworn in –...

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

Gunnison votes may swing 59th District

In La Plata and Gunnison counties, two areas that will help determine the winner in the Mike McLachlan-J. Paul Brown race for the 59th District House seat, Democrats are doing a better job getting...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clerk and recorder running unopposed

The race for La Plata County clerk and recorder is in no way heated this year. Incumbent Tiffany Lee Parker is running unopposed. Parker, a Republican, has held the position for four years and is...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armored vehicle to the rescue

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office anticipates using its new armored personnel carrier to rescue people in an emergency, but the acquisition of the retired military vehicle has drawn strong...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Property tax revenue declines $15M

La Plata County staff members have scheduled a public meeting to kick off the county’s 2015 budget process. Residents are welcome to attend the July 23 meeting and offer comments. Staff members...

DATE: July 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

County coroner plans to resign at end of year

La Plata County Coroner Dr. Carol Huser announced this week she plans to resign near the end of the year to pursue “family considerations” away from Durango.Huser, 62, has served nearly 10 years as...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

County-commissioner bill backers have bumpy ride

DENVER – Two Southwest Colorado legislators hit turbulence Wednesday in their bid to change the way county commissioners are elected.House Bill 1159 began as an attempt by Rep. J. Paul Brown,...

DATE: Feb. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solutions hinge on involvement

Even before the recession began hammering family finances, researchers say, many of Colorado's working families were falling fast into poverty. The economic downturn continues to compound the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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