Llama death not considered a crime

This week’s Crimestoppers call for help, which asked for information about a llama’s death, turned out to be not needed. A llama found dead on Trail Road in Hesperus was killed by an animal, not a...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools placed on brief lockout until incident contained

Bayfield School District campuses were under a brief lockout Tuesday after two people who felt threatened by a woman with firearms in a house in the 700 block of Fox Farm Circle alerted...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Loved ones remember an ‘adventurous soul’

While police are working to solve the mystery of a local woman found dead in the Animas River, friends and family remember her as a loving mom and warm friend. Police don’t know whether someone was...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators scour area after body found in Animas

An autopsy on the body of Karen Michelle Reyes is planned for Wednesday, and authorities said they will not release any more information about the case until the autopsy is complete. The body of...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Father of robbery suspect held on $100,000 bail

A Gem Village man accused of conspiring with his son to rob a medical marijuana dispensary in Durango will have to come up with a significant sum of cash to leave jail anytime soon. La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury selection in theater shooting going faster than planned

CENTENNIAL – The judge overseeing the Aurora theater shooting case says jury selection is going so well that the first phase will be cut short by several days. Judge Carlos A. Samour Jr. had...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

‘Customer’ at pot shop arrested

The father of a Bayfield man who was arrested Saturday in connection with an armed robbery of a medical marijuana dispensary in Durango was arrested Monday on suspicion of being an accomplice. Joe...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charges mount for suspect in medical pot-shop robbery

Logan Griffith, the 19-year-old suspect in Saturday’s armed robbery of Rocky Mountain High, a medical marijuana dispensary in the Ptarmigan Center II, was in custody in the La Plata County jail on...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

The criminal inside us

Lawbreakers abound in Durango. And you are likely one of them. According to the Durango Police Department, in 2014, officers issued 5,734 citations – or about one citation per every three Durango...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Huge pool drawn of prospective jurors

DENVER – One of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history will be replayed in a Colorado courtroom – but only after an unprecedented jury pool of 9,000 people is winnowed to a handful to decide...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hit-and-run suspect turns self in to police

The suspect involved in a hit-and-run Jan. 13 at Hillcrest Apartments, 1000 Goeglein Gulch Road turned himself in Thursday, Durango Police Department officials said Monday. The driver of the white...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police officers charged with murder: Disqualify DA

ALBUQUERQUE – Two Albuquerque officers facing murder charges for the shooting death of a homeless man want the district attorney who charged them disqualified. Lawyers for Albuquerque SWAT team...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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