La Plata County Sheriff’s Office looks for illegal homeless camps

With summer arriving and a potential surge of people living homeless in Durango, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will begin more regular sweeps of illegal camps. “Now that we have warmer...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lawyer finds his niche as government watchdog

Matt Roane, an attorney in Archuleta County, knows he is not universally loved, but he hopes his work fighting open records issues will spur a movement of government watchdogs. Roane has found a...

DATE: June 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Speedy trials or pandemic protections? Colorado faces a court logjam

Andy Starrett’s teenage daughter was murdered in a hotel room almost three years ago. The man accused of the crime, his daughter’s ex-boyfriend, fled to Mexico. It took more than a year to...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How quarantine affected crime in Colorado

Nobody knew how the coronavirus, with its historic stay-at-home order from the governor, would influence and inspire crime across Colorado . No previous period, no critical incident, offered much...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds gather in Durango to protest police violence

“Say his name,” yelled protesters into megaphones Saturday in Durango. “George Floyd,” yelled a crowd of about 300 people participating in the Justice for George Floyd March. Community members...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango vigil, march planned in response to George Floyd’s death

Durango Police Chief Bob Brammer on Friday emphasized the department’s life-first training in response to the officer-involved death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin, a white...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who assaulted sheriff’s deputy north of Durango sentenced

A La Plata County man convicted on four criminal charges related to a fight he had with law enforcement last year at the Glacier Club was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. William Cline IV,...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two men wanted for shooting at law enforcement in Four Corners

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is trying to track down two men in the Four Corners suspected of shooting at a federal officer earlier this week. Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, an FBI special agent...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida sheriff seeking tips in ‘Tiger King’ mystery

TAMPA, Fla. – It might be the biggest diversion from the pandemic: binge-watching the luridly fascinating Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.” Now a Florida sheriff is...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Polis signs bill abolishing Colorado death penalty, commutes 3 death sentences

Gov. Jared Polis on Monday signed into law a bill abolishing Colorado’s death penalty , simultaneously commuting the sentences of the three men on the state’s death row. Polis converted the death...

DATE: March 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial for Mark Redwine, accused of killing son, Dylan, postponed as pandemic spreads

The trial of Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, has been reset to begin May 26 as the COVID-19 pandemic surges through Colorado and the rest of...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man given lengthy sentence for burglary, identity theft

A Pagosa Springs man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to burglary. District Court Judge Todd Norvell cited Lon Peterson’s extended criminal history, including...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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