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Emergency Information

Have you registered your cell or internet phone with 9-1-1?

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La Plata County’s Emergency Telephone Association has a notification system (commonly referred to as “Reverse 9-1-1”) that includes cell phones, texting, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and e-mail!  Register up to five cell or Internet phone numbers with your physical street address, ensuring that you get emergency notifications even when you’re not at home or if you don’t have a land line.

Look for us on Twitter!

You can find updates from the La Plata County Office of Emergency Management on Twitter.


La Plata County Office of Emergency Management Information Blog

Use our LPC OEM Informational Blog to find up to date posts of emergency events in La Plata County Colorado, as well as helpful tips for how

EPA Releases Additional Data and Public Records on Gold King Mine Response - August 27, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new data trend graphs and additional public records on the Gold King Mine response.

EPA Releases Internal Report on Gold King Mine Response - August 26, 2015

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the findings of an internal review of the agency’s response to the Gold King Mine incident.


Damage to the road in the area of the Gold King Mine that occurred due to the large amount of water that was released during the Gold King Mine r

Public Meeting on the Animas River/Gold King Mine Incident

Durango, CO – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), San Juan Basin Health Department, La Plata County, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and other agencies

Recovery Center for Local Businesses, Employees & Affected Landowners in Response to the Gold King Mine Release Impacts

La Plata County, with the assistance of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DoLA), and with the cooperation of local, state and federal agencies, will open a Recovery Center in Durango on Tue

Photo La Plata County scenery