Children

Durango teen arrested with 31-year-old man

The Durango Police Department on Thursday arrested a 31-year-old man found with a local 15-year-old girl who reportedly ran away from home last month. The teen left her mother’s home in Durango and...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing infant found safe in Durango; mother hospitalized with arrow in buttocks

An infant who went missing last week from Delta County was found safe in Durango a day after the child’s mother was admitted to emergency care with an arrow stuck in her buttocks, according to law...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado on solid financial ground after dire shortfall

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Colorado raised $100,000 in the final months of the year, putting the nonprofit on solid financial ground after it faced a major budget shortfall. “I am just...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Birth rate falls in Durango School District 9-R

The high cost of living in Durango might be having an impact on birth rates in the area. Durango School District 9-R consultant Lyn Eller presented demographic data this week showing the number of...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School students receive experience in child care

Durango High School senior Kiley Ryan soothed a fussy infant to sleep at the beginning of her school day, one of many challenges expected to prepare her for a career in teaching or pediatric...

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

Prosecutors will retry Pagosa Springs man accused of child sex assault

Prosecutors will retry a Pagosa Springs man who is accused of sexually assaulting a child last year in Bayfield after jurors last week could not come to a unanimous decision about guilt or...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man accused of having child pornography is arrested

A Bayfield man accused of sexual exploitation of a child is being held in the La Plata County Jail on $25,000 bail as prosecutors determine whether to file formal charges. Durango police detective...

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

Tech aids growing child care business

When Vivienne McIntyre started Nifty Nanny, offering babysitting and child care camp in fall 2014, she wondered if her endeavor would ever be busy enough to truly be called a “business.” Now, after...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

La Plata County serves as backdrop for ‘short film’

Various locales around Durango serve as inspiring outdoor vistas enticing children to drop their smartphones and bask in the great outdoors, a more common activity for youngsters in the pre-Steve...

DATE: July 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Child care prevents abuse and neglect, state officials say

Seventy-seven Colorado children were involved in fatal, near fatal and egregious incidents of child maltreatment in 2018, according to the Department of Human Service’s latest Child Maltreatment...

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mercy Regional Medical Center opens breast milk donation center

New moms in La Plata County may now share their excess milk with newborns in need through a new donation center at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Some of the earliest meals for sick newborns at...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged with six felonies for child pornography

A Durango man suspected of downloading thousands of images of child pornography was formally charged Thursday with six felonies. Lucas Schoepke, 36, faces three counts of possessing a video of...

DATE: May 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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