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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Four-time drunken driving offender gets jail for hit-and-run

A Durango man with three previous drunken driving offenses was sentenced Friday to two years in jail and 10 years of probation for running over two pedestrians while driving drunk. Cruz Baca, 39,...

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

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Durango man gets probation for attempted sex assault on child

A 70-year-old Durango man was sentenced to six years probation Thursday for sexually assaulting a small child. Frederick Blevins, who has been in jail for 189 days, is expected to be released this...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mark Redwine returns to La Plata County

Mark Redwine, the man suspected of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, returned Monday to La Plata County to face charges of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. He will be...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango man gets 90 days for attempted sex assault on child

A Durango man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, six years probation and must register as a sex offender. Louis Smith, 24, had sexual relations with...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mother of slain Fort Lewis College student protests plea agreement

Protesters swarmed the 1100 block of East Second Avenue on Friday, and while most were on the west sidewalk for a town hall meeting to discuss the 2015 Gold King Mine spill, some were outside the...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mark Redwine to remain in Washington state for now

Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, appeared Monday in a Washington state courtroom for what amounted to an informal advisement of charges and bail hearing. La Plata...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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