City & County

Election transparency measure passes Colorado House
Apr25

Election transparency measure passes Colorado House

Presidential candidates would be required to release documents By Luke Perkins Herald Staff Writer | Tuesday, April 25, 2017 9:42 AM DENVER – Colorado lawmakers on Friday pushed forward a measure to increase transparency in presidential elections. House Bill 1328, which would require candidates for president and vice president to submit their tax returns to the Colorado secretary of state as a condition of being placed on the ballot,...

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Rash of Thefts in Central La Plata County
Apr17

Rash of Thefts in Central La Plata County

Date/Time:  11:30AM Friday April 14, 2017 MST La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to lock their cars & garages and to not leave mail in their mail boxes, after a rash of thefts over the past several days. Just this week, there have been at least five thefts from cars and garages between the 9000 block and 12000 block of County Road 213, also called La Posta Road. Electronics, clothing and other items were...

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LPEA adds scholarship opportunity for aspiring Linemen & women
Apr03

LPEA adds scholarship opportunity for aspiring Linemen & women

Scholarship designed for those seeking a career in electric utility operations DURANGO, Colo. – Adding to the cooperative’s mix of scholarships, the La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) Board of Directors has approved the new La Plata Electric Lineman Scholarship. Applications will be available Monday, April 3, and due by Friday, April 28, 2017 – for use in the upcoming academic year. “We want to support our next generation of...

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Have Legal Questions? Free Legal Clinic – Ignacio Library
Apr03

Have Legal Questions? Free Legal Clinic – Ignacio Library

The next upcoming legal clinic is Friday, April 14, 2017 from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM on the second FRIDAY of each month at the Ignacio Community Library at 470 Goddard Avenue in Ignacio.     By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil...

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FLC Environmental Center to hold Sustainability Summit on March 21
Mar17

FLC Environmental Center to hold Sustainability Summit on March 21

DURANGO, CO — The Fort Lewis College (FLC) Environmental Center is holding its 4th Annual Sustainability Summit on Tuesday, March 21 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. The Summit, which is free and open to everyone, will be held in the Student Union Vallecito Room. The theme of this year’s Summit is “Power Up: How to Influence Power Structures to Create a More Sustainable World.” “The event will include sustainability literacy programming, updates...

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La Plata County holds open house on drone use for emergency response
Mar17

La Plata County holds open house on drone use for emergency response

DURANGO – The La Plata County Office of Emergency Management will hold an open house from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in the Board Room of the County Administration Building, 1101 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, to present an overview of a proposed project to use county drone systems for emergency response and disaster mitigation. These unmanned aerial systems allow county staff to quickly, safely and accurately assess actual and potential...

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Alliance Director Moderates Entrepreneurs of the SW Meetup
Mar17

Alliance Director Moderates Entrepreneurs of the SW Meetup

Roger Zalneraitis, Executive Director of The La Plata Economic Development Alliance, will moderate at the next Entrepreneurs of the Southwest Meetup Bringing Branches to Durango Branches in Durango – no this is not trees! But maybe similar. Durango is a great place to live and work, we all know that, but difficult and perhaps not conducive for large corporations. So why and how do we continue to see branches of very large companies...

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County Road 250 will be open today at 5 pm
Mar08

County Road 250 will be open today at 5 pm

County Road 250 will reopen in 2700 block at 5 p.m. DURANGO –The 2700 block of County Road 250 will reopen to both directions of travel at 5 p.m. today.  Northbound traffic up to the 2700 block of CR 250 should not be impacted by the closure.  The debris flows that have impacted the road since its February 10 closure have ceased. Road & Bridge crews will spend the day removing remaining debris from bar ditches. They will then...

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LA PLATA COUNTY REAL ESTATE
Feb01

LA PLATA COUNTY REAL ESTATE

LA PLATA COUNTY REAL ESTATE APPRECIATION One of the benefits and reasons to purchase real estate is the concept that it will appreciate over time. Most of us look at our homes as an investment; an asset that will appreciate as time goes on. In the last several years, we have seen the real estate market both decrease and increase. Because of this, it can be very helpful to look at market trends to gain and understanding of the state of...

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Looks like snow today!
Jan21

Looks like snow today!

“Honey, can you look outside and see if it is snowing yet?” “Yep, it looks like snow today!” WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT! Check out the Durango weather forecast! Areas impacted include: Durango, Bayfield, Ignacio, Mancos, Pagosa Springs, Cortez and Dove Creek. Travel can be challenging this weekend with limited visibilty and   snowy roads. (Photos: Sam Rose) Time for sledding, toboganning, and getting ready...

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EPA Releases Final Gold King Report
Jan13

EPA Releases Final Gold King Report

The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that the Animas and San Juan Rivers have returned to conditions that existed prior to the Gold King Mine spill. The findings were released in the Agency’s final report, which was made available to the public last week.

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County Drones Help Cut Costs
Jan13

County Drones Help Cut Costs

With the purchase of three drones to assist search and rescue, La Plata County recently became one of the nation’s first county governments to incorporate drone technology in day-to-day operations.

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The Year in Review
Jan02

The Year in Review

2016 was a year of firsts for Southwest Colorado. The designation of the Bonita Mining District as a Superfund clean-up site in San Juan County ended a decades long debate while a new pipeline system promised delivery of the first domestic water from the long-awaited Animas La Plata Project. The City Arts Commission de-commissioned the Arc of History, and we mourned the death of Durango’s first-ever Blue Angel. Here’s a special...

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BID Report – Singing With Santa and Noel Night
Dec02

BID Report – Singing With Santa and Noel Night

Singing With Santa and Noel Night are two holiday events that will kick off the holiday season in Durango. Tim Walsworth, director of the Durango Business Improvement District, shares more info.

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Dems Win Local Races
Nov12

Dems Win Local Races

As local Republicans cheered for every electoral vote that rolled in for now-President-Elect Donald Trump on Election Day, La Plata County Democrats celebrated victories in key local races. An Animas High School senior is on a literary mission to Guatemala next month. Find out how you can help. And what does a love coach do for a living? Emyrald Sinclaire explains her unusual occupation on this edition of Durango TV...

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Rerouting the Animas
Nov04

Rerouting the Animas

Why are construction crews moving rocks in the Animas River above Whitewater Park? A local employment expert weighs the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage. And Chefs Secrets returns with an unusual kitchen gadget that will give you a whole new twist on veggies. These stories and more on this edition of Durango TV News.

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Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap—This Weekend!
Nov03

Hesperus Ski Patrol Ski Swap—This Weekend!

It’s that time of year again—time to start thinking about ski and snowboard season!  Part of that process involves ensuring your gear is ready to go and that you’re properly prepared. This weekend is the Hesperus Ski Patrol’s 53rd Annual Ski Swap—an opportunity to buy new and used gear at low prices. Nearly 20 vendors from Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah will sell their inventory. There are more than 10,000 items from which to choose!...

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Understanding Property Taxes
Nov03

Understanding Property Taxes

As the election nears, much national focus has been placed on our presidential candidates. However, some very important local measures will be on the ballot this year, and some of them directly impact property taxes. While we will not use this blog as a platform to give our opinions on the various measures, it is important to note that city progress is made through these items. Some of the items include improvements for roads and...

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Beerocracy- Discounted beers for every registered voter!
Oct03

Beerocracy- Discounted beers for every registered voter!

Beerocracy Now will be a fun, engaging event at Carver Brewing CO This coming Tuesday, October 4th 5-7 PM. The community will learn about the issues and elections being voted on this November 8th. Beers will be discounted for every registered voter. We will update or register anyone who is not already. Attendees can relax over local brews while playing trivia and engaging in conversation about the initiatives proposed on the upcoming...

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Banking on Wetlands
Sep23

Banking on Wetlands

A long-time La Plata County family is plowing under its hay fields for a 70-acre wetlands preserve. Find out how the restoration project allows them to keep the family farm for another generation. Composting your vegetable waste doesn’t have to be a stinky business—especially with this new, door-to-door pick-up service called Table to Farm. And find out who will be in the Cowboy Poetry Gathering Parade. You’ll be surprised by what she...

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