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Court-ordered drug offenders being sent out of area for inpatient care

All La Plata County drug court participants must now travel outside the area for inpatient treatment after the closure of residential treatment services in Ignacio. Most drug court participants...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County faces 10 percent budget cut

As the oil and carbon dioxide markets fizzle, so does the 2017 Montezuma County budget. During a budget workshop this week, county administrator Melissa Brunner reported that department budgets...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County judge proposes special court for repeat DUI offenders

La Plata County Judge Martha Minot is proposing a new tact for dealing with repeat drunken drivers: Rather than throw them in jail, give them the resources and supervision they need to break the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama faces Supreme Court puzzle

WASHINGTON – For most presidents, choosing a Supreme Court nominee is a puzzle. For President Barack Obama, the chance to pick a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia is more like a Gordian Knot. As...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Supreme Court to face politically charged docket

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court begins its new term on Monday under an election-year spotlight, with a chief justice who’s become a campaign issue and a docket that seems designed to remind...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Judge bars 32nd bong-a-thon event near Stoner

District Court Judge Todd Plewe issued a restraining order Wednesday to bar the 32nd annual Colorado Invitational Bong-A-Thon marijuana competition from taking place next weekend near Stoner....

DATE: July 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Magistrate judge up for reappointment

U.S. Magistrate David West is up for reappointment, and comments are sought from the public as part of the process. “First, the district court judges had to invite him to stand for reappointment,”...

DATE: April 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango becomes federal hub As a result, county courthouse will get a significant upgrade

The federal court system will make it a policy to hold criminal hearings and trials related to Southwest Colorado in Durango. “The designation will mean that a detained defendant will be held...

DATE: March 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

She’s there to help bold litigants

Anyone intrepid enough to take on judicial proceedings personally won’t get any legal advice from Lindsay Patterson, but she can steer litigants in the right direction. Patterson, the lone staff...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public-document seekers just got a little boost

Freedom of information just got a little freer. On Monday, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that advocacy groups, the media and individual citizens who sue because they believe a document should be...

DATE: June 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Guv appoints San Juan County judge

Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Anthony Edwards as judge for the San Juan County Court in Silverton. Edwards will fill a vacancy caused by the retirement of Judge Lyndon K. Skinner. Edwards...

DATE: May 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Too much under seal? 8 murder cases closed

Southwest Colorado has experienced a spate of murder cases during the last two years, and some local judges have responded by clamping down on the flow of information to the public.The 6th Judicial...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

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