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Arizona man jailed in armed robbery of Durango marijuana dispensary

A 29-year old Arizona man suspected of robbing a Durango marijuana dispensary with an AR-15 rifle Tuesday night is in jail after a K-9 unit tracked him into the hills above Bodo Park. Alexander...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rose Chilcoat charged with trespassing on Utah trust land

Criminal charges have been filed against former Great Old Broads for Wilderness associate director Rose Chilcoat and her husband, Mark Franklin, for allegedly trespassing in Utah and endangering...

DATE: April 12, 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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Farmington man gets 10 years prison in sex sting

A Farmington man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison for his role in a child sex sting – the same sting that resulted in probation for five other men arrested for similar conduct....

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Prosecutor drops charges against Fort Lewis College professor who demonstrated

Charges were dropped Friday against an assistant professor at Fort Lewis College accused of organizing a protest without a permit and obstructing traffic during the event. Durango city prosecutor...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado lawmakers tighten up laws on bias-motivated crimes

DENVER – A bipartisan effort to clean up laws related to bias-motivated crimes is one step closer to being signed into law. House Bill 1188, which would update Colorado law by adding harassment...

DATE: April 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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La Plata County man arrested in sex sting gets probation

A La Plata County man arrested in connection with a child sex sting was given 18 months probation Friday. Rory Schmier, 49, pleaded guilty to criminal impersonation and soliciting for prostitution...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man found dead from gunshot in Durango West II

A man in his thirties was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest on Sunday in a neighborhood west of Durango, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nate Harris. Around 4:35 p.m.,...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Judge denies bail reduction for Durango man suspected of sex assault on child

A district court judge on Friday denied a request to reduce bail for a 69-year-old Durango man suspected of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl. Frederick Blevins was arrested Feb. 9 and is being...

DATE: March 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Woman robbed of her groceries at south City Market in Durango

Two men robbed a woman of her groceries Wednesday night as she walked out of south City Market in Durango, police said. The 21-year-old woman bought about $25 worth of groceries, including chips...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango man charged with sex assault on child

A 69-year-old Durango man suspected of touching a girl inappropriately was charged Friday with sexual assault on a child. Frederick Blevins is accused of touching the girl below the waist while she...

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

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Durango woman charged with ID theft

A Durango woman suspected of opening credit accounts in other people’s names to fund her personal shopping sprees was charged Friday in 6th Judicial District Court with three counts of identity...

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