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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Monday 10:18 a.m. A man found a gun in the 1000 block of Airport Road. 2:53 p.m. A driver T-boned another vehicle in the 16000 block of Colorado Highway 140,...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man avoids jail after pleading guilty to animal cruelty

A Bayfield man dodged jail time Tuesday after pleading guilty to animal cruelty, accepting allegations that he neglected a horse earlier this year on a pasture he was renting southeast of Ignacio....

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reservoir operators confident in conditions

Area reservoirs including Lake Nighthorse, Vallecito Reservoir and the McPhee Reservoir are near or at full capacity and are expected to have enough supply for all of their obligations this year,...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Official cause of 416 Fire ‘corroborates’ allegations in local lawsuit, attorney says

A government lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court “corroborated” what dozens of Durango-area residents and businesses allege in a lawsuit of their own: that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain rescues include trapped bear, distressed kayaker

Crews in San Miguel County have responded to a slew of mountain missions during the past week, including a distressed kayaker, an injured hiker, snow-blocked roads and a trapped bear. On Saturday,...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Hit by a train’ not just an expression in Durango

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad lures people from all over the world to Southwest Colorado. Its rustic character complements its wild route through the San Juan Mountains. Its whistle...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Draft goals released for how to address homelessness in Durango

Draft goals for tackling homelessness in La Plata County call for more housing, greater understanding of the issue and more services with a higher quality to assist homeless residents. Durango City...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Blotter

Durango Police Friday 12:26 p.m. A motor vehicle crash occurred in the area of East College Drive and Main Avenue. 5:36 p.m. A heavy-set person wearing heavy makeup was reported for shoplifting...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music festival kicks off Saturday in Bayfield with bluegrass band

Bluegrass band FY5 will open the three-week Music in the Mountains festival Saturday at the Bayfield Performing Arts Center. The event, which starts at 6 p.m., will feature Colorado-based groups...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shane French’s lawsuit against Cortez, police officers nears end

Settlement negotiations are nearing a conclusion in the case of Shane French, a Cortez resident who has sued the city of Cortez and several police officers over an arrest in 2014. The civil lawsuit...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

VIDEO: Jeep tries, fails to cross Dolores River at high water

A Jeep tried – and failed – to cross the Dolores River last weekend during high runoff, prompting an investigation by the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Land Management. Susan...

DATE: July 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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