Suspects in August Montezuma County pot raids hear charges

Six of eight defendants arrested in a Montezuma County raid Aug. 28 for allegedly growing too many marijuana plants appeared Tuesday in front of District Court Judge Todd Plewe for arraignment. Hoa...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

State Patrol arrests hit-and-run suspect east of Durango

State law enforcement arrested a man suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run crash Tuesday morning on U.S. Highway 160 east of Durango, officials said. The hit-and-run occurred around 7 a.m....

DATE: Oct. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Utes awarded $1.6 million public safety grant

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe has been awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Department of Justice to improve public safety. Of that amount, $898,918 is for public safety and community policing, and...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

DPD looking for two drivers in hit-and-runs

Durango police are looking for drivers suspected in two late-night or early morning hit-and-run incidents. Sgt. Nick Stasi said a small, gray sedan was hit near the American Legion at East Second...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington police reopen investigation into 1992 homicide

FARMINGTON – Farmington police have reopened their investigation into the 1992 killing of a woman in hopes that advances in forensic sciences and the possibility of receiving new information from...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Man sentenced to six years for sexual assault

A La Plata County man who sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint was sentenced Friday to six years in prison. Anthony “Izzy” Fitts, 19, was facing six to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should Dolores allow pot stores? Town, residents weigh in

Dolores residents and town officials considered allowing a retail marijuana shop in town during a workshop this week attended by 40 people. The town’s moratorium on retail marijuana sales expires...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man pleads guilty in Lightner Creek murder

A Texas man pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated robbery, a felony, in connection with a shooting death that occurred last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park west of Durango. Kevin Goff...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court documents describe abysmal conditions in animal cruelty case

New court documents reveal grisly details of a massive animal-abuse case suspected of happening in western La Plata County. The report, filed by the 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office,...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police search for stolen guitars

Police are looking for suspects after a Durango man reported that two guitars, valued collectively at more than $7,000, were stolen from his storage unit. A $3,700 Martin acoustic guitar with a...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Burger King temporarily closes after arrest of manager

Durango’s Burger King closed abruptly Thursday after its general manager was arrested on suspicion of fraud and identity theft. In a whopper of a day, Burger King employees scrambled to shut doors...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Appeals court overturns murder conviction, citing judicial bias

A murder conviction from 2014 has been overturned by the Colorado Court of Appeals, which found Chief District Judge Jeffrey Wilson expressed bias before the jury trial when he called the crime a...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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