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Federal judge halts Village at Wolf Creek land swap

In a significant win for opponents of the Village at Wolf Creek, a federal judge on Friday invalidated the U.S. Forest Service’s decision to approve a land exchange that would have essentially...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Three homicide suspects make first court appearance

Three people arrested in connection with a shooting death at a mobile home park three miles west of Durango were advised of their rights and possible charges Thursday in La Plata County Combined...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango mother who caused fatal crash pleads guilty

A Durango woman who caused a head-on crash that killed her 8-year-old daughter pleaded guilty Thursday to careless driving causing injury and careless driving resulting in death. Neysha Candelaria,...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio man not guilty of assault, child abuse

An Ignacio man suspected of misdemeanor assault and child abuse has been found not guilty by a jury. James Phillips, 46, tussled June 25 with Maurice Anderson, who was making headlines at the time...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Murder charge filed against Durango man suspected of killing wife

A Durango man suspected of killing his wife was charged Friday with first-degree murder. Silvino Martinez-Perez, 35, faces life in prison or the death penalty if convicted of the charge. He is...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Third man pleads guilty in home invasion, murder of student

A third man has struck a plea agreement for his role in a home invasion-style robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a Fort Lewis College student last year in Durango. Kuauhtleko Garcia,...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango man who misfired rifle gets probation reprieve

A Durango man who shot a rifle into a neighbor’s house and pointed the gun at a police officer had his two-year probationary sentence cut in half Thursday in District Court. The early termination...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Judge OKs class action in lawsuit over Denver’s homeless sweeps

A lawsuit that claims the City of Denver violated the constitutional rights of its homeless residents took a big step forward on Thursday. A federal judge granted class-action status to the suit,...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Federal judge hears arguments in Village at Wolf Creek lawsuit

DENVER – The saga of the Village at Wolf Creek entered a new chapter in Denver Wednesday as oral arguments in a pending lawsuit were heard by a federal judge. The controversy spans more than three...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Widow files lawsuit after crash of World War II plane

A lawsuit was filed this week against the estate of a pilot who had high levels of THC from marijuana in his system when he crashed a World War II plane in 2014, court documents say. Mona Schlarb,...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango police take witness stand in vehicular-assault case

A Durango man suspected of mowing down two pedestrians while driving drunk in downtown Durango gave contradictory statements to police when questioned about damage to his car. Cruz Baca, 38, at...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rick Stallings competent to stand trial in killing of Karen Cugnini

Rick Stallings will go to trial Sept. 18 for allegedly killing longtime Durango resident Karen Cugnini after a mental evaluation determined he is competent to stand trial. In November, Stallings,...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News