When filling out ballots, don’t forget judges are up for retention

With all the politically charged and high interest election races coming up this November, from president down to county commissioner, don’t forget: Local judges are up for retention. In Colorado,...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redwine’s defense attorneys try – and fail – again to delay upcoming trial

Mark Redwine’s defense attorneys tried once again Thursday to delay the Vallecito man’s upcoming trial – to no avail. Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, is on...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge rules October trial for Mark Redwine remains a go

The trial for Mark Redwine, the Vallecito man accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, remains on track to begin later this month. In a recent motion, Redwine’s defense attorneys requested to...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

DA’s Office disqualified from prosecuting Bayfield child sex assault case

The 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has been disqualified from further prosecuting a Pagosa Springs man accused of child sex assault after District Attorney Christian Champagne broke a...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prosecutor says Durango police officer ‘legally justified’ in shooting death

Prosecutors on Tuesday said a Durango Police Department officer who shot and killed a man suspected of burglarizing an auto parts store three months ago in Durango “was legally justified in using...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge rejects plea agreement for man suspected of flashing Durango gas station attendant

A plea agreement that required no jail time for a man who exposed his genitals to a female gas station attendant for several minutes was rejected Tuesday by La Plata County Court Judge Dondi...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Top prosecutor says he’ll focus on restorative justice, racial inequality

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne, who is running uncontested in November’s election, said during the next four years he plans to continue working on restorative justice...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Top prosecutor says he’ll focus on restorative justice, racial inequality

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne, who is running uncontested in November’s election, said during the next four years he plans to continue working on restorative justice...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

For 25 years, Carol Little has helped victims of crime

Victims of crime not only have to suffer the trauma of the offense itself, but often are required to take part in the ensuing court process, which holds its own confusion, stress and sometimes...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother of Dylan Redwine pushed new law now used in high-profile crimes

Though the pain of losing her son will never heal, Elaine Hall said a law she helped pass, making tampering with a deceased body a felony, offers at least a little respite. “The healing process is...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Review of officer-involved shooting nears completion in Durango

A 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office review of a Durango police officer-involved shooting is about two to three weeks from completion, putting off any potential release of body-cam footage...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Polis selects new La Plata County judge

Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday that local public defender Anne Woods will take the place of outgoing La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne. It was announced in March that Osborne intended to...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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