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Couple living near Oxford may have died in murder-suicide

Two people are suspected to have died in a murder-suicide Sunday afternoon south of Oxford, according to the La Plata County Coroner. Coroner Jann Smith identified Gloria Casias, 63, and her...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Irene Barry knew what to do when a gunman entered her school

Irene Barry is on a mission to promote active-shooter training after living through the December 2017 shooting at Aztec High School. Barry, an English teacher who lives in La Plata County, couldn’t...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man gets probation in drug, domestic violence cases

After Chief Judge Douglas Walker on Thursday sentenced Cortez resident Derrick Jim to probation and time served, he issued a warning to the man with four cases in Montezuma County and active...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Youth screened regularly for vision, hearing. What about mental health?

Universal mental health screenings in Colorado schools could be one way to address the growing problem of youth suicide. The basic tests could function like vision and hearing screenings to alert...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy, recruit recovering after close call with chase suspect in Montezuma County

A man on Sunday led officers from multiple agencies on a high-speed, 50-mile chase through Dolores and Mancos before he crashed and was arrested on U.S. Highway 160 east of Cortez. A deputy and a...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet aims to tackle childhood poverty with tax credit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Sherrod Brown have reintroduced a version of their American Family Act to dramatically fight childhood poverty. The bill is similar to one Bennet,...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Dolores County deputy sentenced in child sex assaults

Former Dolores County Sheriff’s Office deputy Joshua Hemphill was sentenced in February in two separate Colorado judicial districts to 15 years to life for sexual offenses against children....

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two bodies found near Oxford

Two people were found dead inside a residence south of Oxford after SWAT teams from the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and the Durango Police Department were called to assist the Southern Ute...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red Mountain Pass to remain closed indefinitely

Red Mountain Pass will remain closed indefinitely as avalanche mitigation work over the weekend brought down more snow than anticipated, and crews will remain working to clear U.S. Highway 550 as...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grand Canyon chief isn’t back after being cleared in inquiry

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has not returned to her job nearly a month after being cleared of accusations that she created a hostile work environment,...

DATE: March 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man faces up to 3 years in prison for domestic violence

A Cortez man pleaded guilty Tuesday to an act of domestic violence with an agreement to cap his possible prison sentence at three years with the Colorado Department of Corrections. Gabriel N....

DATE: March 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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