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District Attorney Christian Champagne registers for re-election in La Plata County

District Attorney Christian Champagne wants another four years as the top prosecutor for La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan counties. “I really enjoy the job,” he said. “I love the chance to serve my...

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

Former La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy sentenced for careless driving causing death

A former La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy is serving a 10-day jail sentence as punishment for a crash that killed Greg Ryder, a longtime, regular performer at the Diamond Belle Saloon and The...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Club man convicted of assault, racially taunting sheriff’s deputy

A jury on Thursday convicted a La Plata County man on four criminal charges related to a fight he had with law enforcement last year at the Glacier Club. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies led...

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

Public defender re-appointed to Mark Redwine murder case

The defense team for Mark Redwine, a Vallecito man accused of killing his son, Dylan, grew this week after a Colorado judge allowed an attorney to re-enter the case after the dismissal of a...

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

Ignacio man sentenced for drive-by shooting

An Ignacio man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in connection with a drive-by shooting last summer on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Antonio Castro, 24, was driving a gold-colored van...

DATE: Dec. 11, 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

Jury heads to deliberation in child sex assault case

Closing arguments were made Wednesday in the trial for a Pagosa Springs man suspected of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl last year in Bayfield. The trial for Rodney Keller, 53, began last...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man charged with animal cruelty pleads guilty

A La Plata County man who was originally charged with more than 100 counts of animal cruelty has signed a plea agreement that calls for three years’ probation. Animal Protection accused Jeffery...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man caught keying neighbor’s car pays nearly $1,000

A La Plata County man pleaded guilty to criminal mischief charges for keying a neighbor’s car after a vote didn’t go his way at a county planning meeting in August, agreeing to pay nearly $1,000 in...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Professor suspected of City Market arson banned from store, campus

A Fort Lewis College assistant professor suspected of arson will not be allowed to return to the scene of the alleged crime at south City Market nor his place of employment at Fort Lewis College...

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

Durango robbery suspect cleared of wrongdoing

A Durango man arrested in March was released from La Plata County Jail in late August after prosecutors sought to dismiss his case “based on problems associated with the investigation,” court...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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