Calling a loved one in Colorado jails or prisons? Be prepared to pay some bucks

The $9 that Jim Anthony paid for each video visit with his jailed son last year was expensive, but it was the best way he could make sure his son got to know his own child, after the coronavirus...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man gets prison for violating sexual assault probation

A 52-year-old La Plata County man was sentenced Thursday to seven years to life in prison for committing a second sex offense while on probation for a previous sexual assault. Vance Lee Valencia...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vacant juvenile detention center in Durango to become a community corrections center

After months of research and evaluation, La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously voted to convert the vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center into a new location for community...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council, police chief oppose jail reform bill

Durango City Council voiced early opposition to a jail reform bill moving through the Colorado Legislature. The bill would change cash bail regulations for misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes and...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, child abuse, menacing

A 39-year-old La Plata County man was arrested on suspicion of eight different charges, including third-degree assault, menacing and child abuse, after a domestic violence dispute earlier this...

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County puts off decision about DeNier building’s future

No decision was made about the future use of the vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center on Tuesday, with La Plata County commissioners instead opting to take a few more weeks to evaluate...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of vandalism ‘rampage’

A 36-year-old Durango man was arrested Tuesday morning suspected of burglarizing several downtown businesses and causing what could be hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. “Definitely a...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than a jail? Officials discuss future use of juvenile detention center

The Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center in Durango was built in 1999 and opened the next year with one intent in mind – to detain youths. The 15,000-square-foot building has 28 beds, 19 that...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can former detention center house homeless? County officials note roadblocks

A formal decision about how to use the now-vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center building was put on hold for two weeks Tuesday, but there appears to be mounting obstacles to the idea of...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County considers possible uses for vacated juvenile detention center

A homeless shelter? A new community corrections facility? Or a place for at-risk youths? The future of the now vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center is up in the air, and it appears...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

8th Ave. Tavern shooting suspect faces seven counts of attempted murder

A 27-year-old man accused of a shooting at 8th Ave. Tavern on Friday, injuring two people, was arrested on suspicion of seven counts of attempted murder in the first degree, a felony. According to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who fled police last week is taken into custody

A 26-year-old Durango man who fled from police more than a week ago was caught Wednesday afternoon and is in law enforcement custody, according to the Durango Police Department. Freedom Anderson...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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