Crime

ATV stolen from Durango Youth Baseball

Durango Police are searching for two teenagers who allegedly stole an ATV owned by Durango Youth Baseball that was stored at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Durango Police said via Facebook that...

DATE: June 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Despite rumors, no reports of looting in evacuated areas of 416 Fire

La Plata County officials are dispelling rumors of looting in the evacuated areas affected by the 416 Fire. “The rumors are unsubstantiated,” county spokeswoman Megan Graham said Friday evening....

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three suspects arrested in attempted murder in Durango

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with an attempted murder early Monday morning at the Budget Inn in north Durango. An arrest affidavit identifies the suspects as: Rex Nelson, 38;...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man leads police on chase south of Durango

A high-speed chase ended Monday south of Durango with one suspect in custody. Around 3 p.m., a La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted an individual who the deputy recognized as having an...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police investigate two cases of attempted murder

The Durango Police Department is investigating two separate cases of attempted murder reported during the past few days in Durango. The first incident occurred around 12:01 a.m. Saturday when...

DATE: June 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute tribe declines comment on Ignacio shooting

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has refused to release any information on a shooting that occurred Wednesday in downtown Ignacio. Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, multiple police agencies responded to a...

DATE: June 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio shooting suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody in connection with an alleged shooting Wednesday in Ignacio, said Town Manager Mark Garcia. Garcia said the shooting near downtown prompted an immediate and heavy police...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

ATVs suspected of damaging alpine tundra north of Silverton

The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident from Sunday in which two all-terrain vehicles went off-road illegally and damaged pristine alpine tundra north of Silverton. Two...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Term limit for District 22 attorney will face vote

Voters will be asked in November if term limits for the 22nd Judicial District Attorney should be extended from two four-year terms, to three four-year terms. The district covers Montezuma and...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stolen fire equipment worth about $13,000 found near Silverton

Emergency equipment stolen in November from the Silverton-San Juan Fire and Rescue Authority was located this week near the bottom of a steep mountain. “It’s definitely a mystery,” said Mike...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial postponed for two Durango environmentalists

The trial for two Durango environmentalists that was set to begin Wednesday has been postponed while a Utah state appeals court decides whether to review two petitions that challenge key rulings in...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man is pardoned by Gov. John Hickenlooper

IGNACIO It took more than five decades for James Benavidez to clear his name and receive the justice he says he long deserved. In March, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper pardoned Benavidez, along...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News