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Farmington man gets 7 years in prison for crash that injured Cortez man

A Farmington man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 160/491 that seriously injured a Cortez man. Thaddeus M. Ponder pleaded guilty to felony...

DATE: March 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man given lengthy sentence for burglary, identity theft

A Pagosa Springs man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to burglary. District Court Judge Todd Norvell cited Lon Peterson’s extended criminal history, including...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three teens questioned in Farmington, Durango property damage spree

FARMINGTON – A spree of more than 80 property damage claims this weekend brought the Farmington Police Department, Durango Police Department and San Juan County Sheriff’s Office together to find...

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

At least 23 car windows broken Friday night, Saturday morning in Durango

Durango police are looking for the culprit or culprits behind a spree of broken car windows across town on Friday night and Saturday morning. Cmdr. Rita Warfield said as of Sunday morning she knew...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona driver who dragged dog to death is sentenced

A Colorado judge sentenced an Arizona man to probation Friday after he spent months in jail for killing a dog that jumped from the bed of his truck while he was driving drunk. Nathan Begay, 41, of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teen arrested with 31-year-old man

The Durango Police Department on Thursday arrested a 31-year-old man found with a local 15-year-old girl who reportedly ran away from home last month. The teen left her mother’s home in Durango and...

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

Farmington man gets long prison term for 2018 fatal stabbing

FARMINGTON – A Farmington man convicted in a fatal 2018 stabbing has been sentenced to 18 ½ years in prison. Prosecutors say Ronnie Garcia was convicted of second-degree murder and tampering with...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Cortez man sentenced to 46 years in prison for Ignacio murder

A Colorado judge sentenced a Cortez man Friday to the near-maximum punishment after he admitted last year to murdering Mark Wayman execution-style near Ignacio. District Court Judge Todd Norvell...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested for naked dip in Durango hot tub

An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of public indecency after being found soaking in a Durango motel hot tub – and doing it naked. The Durango Police Department responded at 3:50 a.m....

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

Durango man to be resentenced for 2017 sexual assault

A Durango man serving 10 years in prison for sexual assault involving a shotgun is renegotiating his plea agreement based on new evidence and a legal technicality that deemed his previous sentence...

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

Retrial scheduled for man accused of killing one in U.S. Highway 160 crash

Local prosecutors plan to retry a Bloomfield man on charges of careless driving resulting in injury and death after a mistrial earlier this month. A jury could not come to a unanimous decision in...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Glacier Club man convicted of assault, racially taunting sheriff’s deputy

A jury on Thursday convicted a La Plata County man on four criminal charges related to a fight he had with law enforcement last year at the Glacier Club. La Plata County Sheriff’s deputies led...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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