La Plata County

La Plata County, Colorado

1060 E 2nd Ave Suite 134
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 382-6280
Fax: (970) 382-6285
www.co.laplata.co.us

On southwestern border of CO; organized Feb 10, 1874, from Conejos and Lake counties (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For La Plata River, which runs through the county; from Spanish 'silver,' for the mines in the area

Area (sq mi):: 1699.93 (land 1692.15; water 7.78) Population per square mile: 28.00
Population 2005: 47,452 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 8.00%; 1990-2000 36.10% Population 2000: 43,941 (White 82.30%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 10.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 12.10%). Foreign born: 2.70%. Median age: 35.60
Income 2000: per capita $21,534; median household $40,159; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,408-$29,807
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 20.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Durango County seat (15,020)

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    8 million to the economy including $745,000 in lease revenues and taxes benefiting La Plata County and the State of Colorado.
    La Plata County Sheriff, Sean Smith, expressed his condolences to Dylan's family on Tuesday in a press conference and assured the local residents that Mark will be brought to justice even though it might have taken the law enforcement more time than usual.
    In the old days, this was done out of necessity, as the signals of such stations as Hubbard Broadcasting 's NBC-affiliated KOB-4 and Hearst 'sABC-affiliated KOAT-7 could be easily received and placed on local cable systems; translators across La Plata County boosted the over-the-air availability of these stations.
    La Plata County commissioners will discuss submitting a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency voicing support for Superfund at a special meeting June 1.
    Crossfire Aggregate Services has applied to open a gravel mine and concrete factory at Durango, in La Plata County, Colo.
    is currently working with the Regional Housing Alliance of La Plata County in an effort to provide more residents with Energy Star certified homes at an affordable price.
    If an eventual sale of Frontier Airlines means the carrier drops Durango, Roger Zalneraitis, executive director of the La Plata County Economic Development Alliance, says the airport is approaching 200,000 enplanements, and those numbers are starting to draw interest from several other airlines.
    Durango Area Tourism Office, a US-based non-profit organisation that promotes tourism attractions in Durango and La Plata County, in Colorado, has announced a list of events to be held in the neighbourhood.
    Sherrod has worked untiringly to develop innovative approaches to preventive care for underserved and low income children of rural southwest Colorado, including Montezuma and LaPlata counties Several years ago she wrote an initial grant to begin a small school based clinic at the alternative school in Cortez Through her vision, creativity, leadership, and unstoppable effort this program emerged and continues to sustain services for an important at risk population within Montezuma County Having developed this initial program, she then shifted her focus to La Plata County, and wrote grants for the 9R Durango School System to provide physical, mental, and dental health services to High School Students This program is now expanding to include the elementary school population.
    US communications company AT&T (NYSE:T) on Monday announced that beginning 10 April 2011 it has rebranded Alltel to AT&T in Durango and throughout La Plata county.
    Within two weeks of moving to Durango, Mashaw started the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of La Plata County and his achievements only continued from that point on.
    The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) first contracted the La Plata West Water Authority (LPWWA) to create a distribution system from the new lake to arid areas of La Plata County.