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Commission accepting comments about county judge candidates

Nine candidates have applied for the judgeship that will open with the retirement of La Plata County Court Judge Martha Minot. The 6th Judicial District nominating commission will meet in Durango...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ar 170709687

Durango woman sentenced for habitual identity theft

A Durango woman was sentenced to eight years at a community corrections program Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of identity theft. Sandra Morris, who has spent the last 151 days at La...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ar 170709698

Suspected gunman sentenced in home-invasion case

An Arizona man was sentenced to 32 years in prison Thursday for his role in a home-invasion robbery and shooting death of a Fort Lewis College student. Alvin Flores, 23, showed little reaction, as...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ar 170639934

Man sentenced to 24 years for home-invasion murder

An Arizona man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Friday for his role in a home-invasion robbery that resulted in the death of a Fort Lewis College student. Kuauhtleko Garcia, 22, showed little...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ar 170629561

La Plata County takes no stand on lawsuit on oil and gas agency

La Plata County Commissioners on Tuesday took no action on whether to weigh in on a lawsuit that seeks a state agency to put public health and the environment above energy interests. The lawsuit,...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ar 170629573

Colorado parents get 10 years for son’s malnourishment

LONGMONT — A Colorado couple has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for allowing their blind and autistic son to become so severely malnourished that he nearly died and doctors likened him to a...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Ar 170629755

Suspected drug kingpin fails to show up for jury trial

An Arizona man suspected of importing and distributing large quantities of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in La Plata County was a no-show this week at his scheduled jury trial. District Court...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ar 170629788

State can’t meet deadlines for mental health evaluations

DENVER — Colorado’s state mental hospital says an increase in court orders for mental health evaluations is making it difficult to meet a requirement that jail inmates receive such evaluations...

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Ar 170629912

Rose Chilcoat faces new felony charges for ‘endangering livestock’ in Utah

Local environmentalist Rose Chilcoat and her husband Mark Franklin pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges stemming from an April incident in which a San Juan County, Utah rancher alleged the...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Ar 170619681

Durango man found guilty of hitting pedestrians while driving drunk

A Durango man was found guilty Friday of mowing down two pedestrians while driving drunk last year in downtown Durango. Cruz Baca, 39, showed little reaction to the guilty verdicts; his attorney...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ar 170619885

Trial starts for Durango driver suspected of hitting pedestrians

A jury was selected and opening statements were made Monday in what is expected to be a five-day trial for a Durango man suspected of running over two pedestrians in a crosswalk while driving...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ar 170609478

Texas trio charged with first-degree murder in Lightner Creek shooting

A shooting death that occurred last month in a mobile home park three miles west of Durango was part of a marijuana robbery, according to charging documents made public Friday. Three suspects –...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News