Courts

Charges advance against Durango woman accused of endangering cattle

A jury trial for local environmentalist Rose Chilcoat, who is suspected of putting livestock at risk in southeastern Utah, has been scheduled for Jan. 31. In April, Chilcoat and her husband, Mark...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Michael Jones charged in shooting death of Durango man

A district court judge on Tuesday found probable cause to support 10 charges against a Texas man suspected of shooting and killing a Durango man during a marijuana robbery. Michael Jones, 20, is...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New combined Montezuma Courthouse open to public

The new Montezuma County Combined Courthouse is the most modern in the state, with a design that also recognizes the region’s ancient culture. During a grand opening Wednesday, local and state...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman cited in Cortez T-ball brawl is granted deferred sentence

Keesha MacAulay, who was issued a summons for disturbing the peace after a June fight at a children’s T-ball game, has received a deferred sentence from Cortez Municipal Court. MacAulay was one of...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango slashing suspect turns himself in to police

A Durango man suspected of attempted murder for slashing another man’s face is being held without bail after turning himself in Monday night. Sean C. Giovanni, 29, made his first court appearance...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge finds probable cause in first-degree murder case

A District Court judge on Friday found probable cause to support a first-degree murder charge against a Durango man suspected of strangling his wife earlier this year in the Lightner Creek Mobile...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nine adults, child face charges in Cortez T-ball fight

Three months after a fight at a children’s T-ball game in Cortez, five new alleged combatants face assault and harassment charges. The fifth new defendant, a juvenile, also faces charges of...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man charged in connection with double stabbing at homeless camp

A Durango man suspected of stabbing two men at a homeless camp west of city limits was charged Friday with three counts of assault. Hernando Tsosie, 39, is being held at the La Plata County Jail...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield woman gets probation for break-ins

A Bayfield woman who broke into two buildings, both occupied by law enforcement officers, was sentenced Friday to 18 months of probation. Susan Murphy-Snively experienced a mental breakdown,...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal court blocks Wolf Creek land exchange, again

For the second time, a federal court blocked a land exchange that is key for the development of The Village at Wolf Creek. Leavell-McCombs Joint Venture – spearheaded by Texas billionaire B.J....

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado residents receive letters about personal data exposure

About 621,000 Colorado residents will receive letters from the State Court Administrator’s Office notifying them that personal-identifying information was temporarily published online. Residents in...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge Martha Minot can be tough – and also bake you a cake

La Plata County Judge Martha Minot, who bakes cakes for defendants, is a pioneer of problem-solving courts and handles one of the heaviest caseloads in the state of Colorado, will retire Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News