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Final defendant sentenced in large-scale animal abuse case

A La Plata County man accused of mistreating more than 100 animals has been barred by court order from owning another animal for three years. Law enforcement accused Jeffery Jackson of 115 counts...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Buck tangles with swing set, gets knocked out, is back up doing well

FARMINGTON – Ever wonder which would come out on top, a swing set or a deer? One unlucky buck found out Wednesday when he became tangled with a plastic swing and metal chain in Farmington’s Berg...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Man suspected of dragging dog behind truck is charged

An Arizona man has been formally charged after being arrested on suspicion of dragging a pit bull behind his truck while driving drunk earlier this month on north Main Avenue. Sixth Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man pleads guilty to shooting, killing neighbor’s dog

A Bayfield man pleaded guilty this week to shooting a Great Dane with an air-powered pellet gun, inflicting a wound that killed the animal earlier this year, court documents show. Wesley Zufelt,...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animal Services director decides fate of thousands

Chris Nelson has decided the fate of thousands of dogs and cats as director of Animal Services at the La Plata County Humane Society. For 18 years, he’s determined when to put animals down and...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested for dragging dog behind truck in Durango

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and dragging a pit bull behind his truck on north Main Avenue in Durango. The incident was reported about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday by...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos celebrates burros

MANCOS – It was a wild scene of hees and haws in Mancos on Saturday, as the inaugural Burrofest took over downtown. The event drew onlookers from all over the Four Corners. They came to see 14...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Rancher pleads guilty to animal abuse north of Durango

A man who law enforcement say didn’t feed six horses will serve at least two years’ probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor animal abuse. Thomas McCarthy, a 60-year-old with a permanent...

DATE: July 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A burro festival sprouts in Mancos

Mancos will be taking part in a proud Colorado tradition at its upcoming Grand Summer Nights event – a Burrofest. The July 20 festival will feature a wide range of burro-centric activities,...

DATE: July 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mounted Patrol celebrates 2- year anniversary

This year, the Mounted Patrol unit for the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating its two-year anniversary. The Mounted Patrol was founded both as a way to promote a positive image of...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBD oil promises pain, anxiety relief to Durango dogs

When Stretch, a 12-year-old pit bull mix, developed a cancerous tumor in his hip, his owner searched for anything that might help relieve the dog’s pain. “It was quite painful, and conventional...

DATE: June 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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