Jury trials postponed in La Plata County as COVID-19 cases rise

Jury trials, which were expected to pick back up in mid-April have again been put on hold as La Plata County sees a rise in COVID-19 cases. District Court Judge Jeffrey Wilson issued an order...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man to face seven counts of attempted murder in Durango shooting

A district court judge on Wednesday found probable cause to try Michael Quirova on seven counts of attempted murder for firing at least seven gunshots into the 8th Avenue Tavern on Jan. 29,...

DATE: April 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who robbed Durango gas station avoids prison

A New Mexico man accused of stealing money bags from a Durango gas station in July 2019 was sentenced to three years at Hilltop House community corrections on Friday. Adrian Chavez, who was 39...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Courts aim to restart jury trials delayed by pandemic

While the COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every facet of daily life, one of the sectors most impacted has been the criminal justice system, which has resulted in a significant backlog of court...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bond set at $20,000 for suspect in downtown Durango burglary spree

A 36-year-old man suspected of a violent burglary spree in downtown Durango earlier this week had his bond set at $20,000 on Friday, as more details emerged about the rampage through several local...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun theft jumps in Southwest Colorado, prompting calls to lock them up

With an increase in car break-ins and home burglaries, and as a consequence more stolen guns on the streets, local law enforcement is pushing a campaign that calls for increased attention to proper...

DATE: March 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial delayed for man accused of killing cyclist Ben Sonntag

The trial for a La Plata County man accused of striking and killing professional cyclist Benjamin Sonntag was delayed until July 19 because of concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cordell...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine: ‘My day in court is a long, long, long time overdue’

In his first public comments since being arrested nearly four years ago for allegedly killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, Mark Redwine on Friday voiced frustration after his trial was...

DATE: March 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

5-year-old drowned within arm’s reach of others at Durango Hot Springs

No criminal charges will be filed in connection with the death of a 5-year-old boy who drowned in January at the Durango Hot Springs, said 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne. A...

DATE: March 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man convicted of animal abuse admits to having pets on property

A La Plata County man previously convicted of animal abuse pleaded guilty this week to violating the terms of his probation after he was found last summer in possession of animals, a violation of...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced for 2017 sexual assault

A 21-year-old Durango man accused of sexual assault on a woman involving a shotgun with two other men in October 2017 was sentenced Friday to three years of community corrections. James Thomas Zink...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango church leader accused of molesting young men avoids jail

A former Durango church youth leader who pleaded guilty to sexually molesting four young adults avoided jail time Tuesday and was instead given four years’ probation, sending a court hearing into...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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