Off-duty Durango officer fires gun at intruder in Forest Lakes house

An off-duty officer with the Durango Police Department shot at – and apparently missed – an intruder at his home early Wednesday in the Forest Lakes subdivision north of Bayfield, authorities...

DATE: June 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley residents’ mail is stolen for a second time

County Road 203 residents were hit again by suspects rifling through mailboxes in search of checks, bank records and other information used to steal someone’s identity, the La Plata County...

DATE: May 23, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of kicking 13 car mirrors

A 20-year-old Durango man was arrested Saturday night for suspicion of damaging the driver’s side mirrors of at least 13 cars along the east side of West Second Avenue.Durango police were...

DATE: May 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Middle school cleared after bomb threat

Durango School District Interim Superintendent Bill Esterbrook activated the AlertNow system Monday after Miller Middle School was threatened with a bomb.Tam Smith, the school’s principal, was...

DATE: May 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two suspects held in Oxycontin case

Two Durangoans were arrested this week after a four-month investigation for distribution of Oxycontin pills.Investigators from the Southwest Drug Task Force arrested William L. O’Neal, 39, on...

DATE: May 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio man arrested in stepfather’s beating death

An Ignacio man is suspected of killing his stepfather by hitting him over the head multiple times with a 5-gallon propane tank.Richard Silva, 30, was being held Thursday at the La Plata County jail...

DATE: May 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities ID man killed in fiery crash

The victim of Tuesday’s fatal car accident near Ignacio has been identified as 24-year-old Durango resident Jeremy Rivas.Rivas was pursued by Southern Ute and Ignacio police departments westbound...

DATE: May 9, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local man gets 43 years in prison

A La Plata County man has been sentenced to 43 years in prison after being found guilty of domestic violence, animal cruelty and branding a woman with a hot iron.Louie Albert Lucero, 51, faced a...

DATE: April 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four suspects in Bayfield burglary held on felony charges

Four New Mexicans suspected of carrying out an elaborate plot to burglarize a man’s home in Bayfield were advised of their legal rights Wednesday in 6th Judicial District Court.All four were being...

DATE: April 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two women suspected of baiting local man

Four New Mexicans are suspected of taking advantage of a Bayfield man’s generosity by burglarizing his home.The incident occurred about 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 6000 block of County Road 516, about...

DATE: April 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Officials identify shooting victim

Authorities on Wednesday identified the victim of Tuesday’s shooting as Joey Benavidez, 39, of Ignacio.Benavidez was shot multiple times about 4:10 p.m. inside his mother’s house in the 200 block...

DATE: April 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drug reform bill passes first hearing

DENVER – An attempt to reform drug sentencing advanced at the Capitol on Wednesday, despite opposition from prosecutors.Senate Bill 163 would make possession of small amounts of most drugs a...

DATE: March 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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