Magpies Newsstand in Durango burglarized

Both cash and merchandise were stolen Saturday evening from Magpies Newsstand Cafe in Durango, with no signs of forced entry. The Durango Police Department has video footage of the suspect and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 14 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango former finance director sentenced to prison for embezzlement

The city of Durango’s former finance director, Julie Brown, was sentenced Friday to five years behind bars for embezzling more than $712,000 from town coffers over 11 years. In November, Brown, 51,...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man allegedly stabs girlfriend, then himself

A man accused of stabbing his girlfriend and breaking into his former wife’s home in Cortez will face formal charges Jan. 21 in Montezuma County Court. The suspect, Christopher Wheat, was arrested...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington police respond to domestic violence call, shots fired

FARMINGTON – Two arrest warrants have been issued in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred last week in Farmington. The disturbance took place about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 1400...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Petula Clark shocked that ‘Downtown’ played before bombing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Singer Petula Clark expressed shock and disbelief that her 1964 hit “Downtown” was aired just minutes before a bomb detonated in Nashville on Christmas morning. “I was told that...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Music

2020: A year marked by plague, protest and triumph in Southwest Colorado

Almost universally, 2020 will be a year folks will be eager to put in the history books, like 1918, the year of the Spanish flu. Just about every event – not only in Durango, but across the planet...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Buzz kill: Burglars mistake hemp for marijuana in Bayfield heist

Burglars in Bayfield were likely disappointed to learn they had stolen $300,000 worth of industrial hemp last weekend – and not its similar-looking counterpart, marijuana. The theft of 170 hemp...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fashion mogul Peter Nygard arrested in Canada on sex charges

NEW YORK – Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested on charges alleging he sexually abused women and girls after luring them into his orbit with opportunities in fashion and modeling over...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Armed suspect dead after officer-involved shooting in Farmington

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a shooting Monday on West Murray Drive, which resulted in the death of the armed suspect. ...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Ignacio, Arboles residents plead guilty to dealing meth

In two unrelated cases, two people pleaded guilty to methamphetamine trafficking on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release Dec. 4. Trisha...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect sought in murder in small Colorado farming town

SAGUACHE – Authorities in Colorado were searching for a 45-year-old man in connection with a murder in the town of Saguache early Sunday morning. Suspect Donald Garcia was considered armed and...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Law enforcement investigates shooting south of Durango

Law enforcement was investigating a reported shooting Tuesday afternoon near Weaselskin Bridge, south of Durango. The incident was reported about 12:35 p.m. near the parking lot at Weaselskin...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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