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Mother of Dylan Redwine pushed new law now used in high-profile crimes

Though the pain of losing her son will never heal, Elaine Hall said a law she helped pass, making tampering with a deceased body a felony, offers at least a little respite. “The healing process is...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 58 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Polis selects new La Plata County judge

Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday that local public defender Anne Woods will take the place of outgoing La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne. It was announced in March that Osborne intended to...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man receives 3 years’ probation for fatal Hwy. 160 crash

A Bloomfield, New Mexico, man accused of crossing the centerline on U.S. Highway 160, west of Hesperus, and killing a 56-year-old woman was sentenced Wednesday to three years’ probation after...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Polis to choose new judge for Dolores County

Gov. Jared Polis will chose a county judge for Dolores County. Current Judge E. Dale Boyd is retiring after serving since 2005. A nominating commission for the 22nd Judicial District has selected...

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

Man arrested for attempted sex assault on a child is sentenced

A 35-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child was sentenced to eight years in community corrections at Hilltop House after a judge opted for rehabilitation rather than...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three finalists named to fill La Plata County judge vacancy

Three finalists have been selected to replace La Plata County Judge Dondi Osborne, who will resign effective Oct. 1. It was announced in March that Osborne intended to resign. She was appointed to...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced in connection with child sex sting

A 30-year-old Durango man was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail and three years’ probation after pleading guilty to trying to meet with a 14-year-old persona created by the Durango Police...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Second mistrial declared in Bayfield child sex assault case

A mistrial was declared for the second time in a case where a Pagosa Springs man was accused of sexually assaulting a girl in Bayfield in 2018. The trial for Rodney Keller, 54, began last week. The...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jurors enter deliberation in Bayfield child sex assault case

Jurors began deliberating Tuesday afternoon but did not come to a decision by the end of the day on whether a Pagosa Springs man is guilty of sexually assaulting a girl in Bayfield in 2018. The...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County couple convicted of animal cruelty suspected of probation violation

A La Plata County couple who pleaded guilty to animal cruelty last year faces jail time after authorities found multiple animals at their home – a violation of the terms of their probation. In...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

First jury trial since COVID-19 pandemic will start next week

La Plata County plans to hold its first jury trial since the novel coronavirus pandemic forced the criminal justice system to postpone trials earlier this year. “It will not feel like normal,” said...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County seeks to recover $337,000 in attorney fees, prevail in lawsuit

La Plata County hopes to recover an estimated $337,000 in attorney fees as part of a four-year legal battle with the state of Colorado – a case the county initially won in trial court, had...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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