Death and dying

33-year-old man dies in Montezuma County jail

A man died in the Montezuma County Detention Center on Wednesday morning. Michael McMordie, 33, of Cortez died in his cell between 1 and 1:30 a.m., Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said....

DATE: May 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man, dog found dead in motor home fire south of Cortez

A man died in a motor home that caught fire about 1:30 a.m. Sunday south of Cortez, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Patrick Goddard, 63, was found dead after a fire engulfed the...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing Durango man found dead off Smelter Mountain

A Durango man who had been missing for weeks was found dead Friday after authorities found him inside his car several hundred yards down Smelter Mountain. Jann Smith, La Plata County coroner, said...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple living near Oxford may have died in murder-suicide

Two people are suspected to have died in a murder-suicide Sunday afternoon south of Oxford, according to the La Plata County Coroner. Coroner Jann Smith identified Gloria Casias, 63, and her...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless man dies in Durango park

A known figure in the homeless community was found dead last week in Iris Park, near the 1100 block of Camino del Rio in central Durango. Alfred James, 57, was found in the park’s gazebo about 9...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify man who died last week near Hermosa

A man found dead last week near an abandoned vehicle died by suicide, investigators said Wednesday. Anthony Kaszowski, 57, worked in La Plata County but did not have a permanent residence here,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body, blood found on County Road 201

A snowplow driver found blood Monday near an abandoned vehicle at the end of Country Road 201, north of Durango, prompting a police investigation that turned up a body, the La Plata County...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What’s the life expectancy in your neighborhood?

Life expectancy varies by more than 15 years based on where residents live in La Plata County. Poverty, race, education, income, transportation, available health care, shifting demographics and...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bread founder and co-owner Rob Kabeary dies at 61

Rob Kabeary, founder and co-owner of Bread bakery in Durango, whose personality and bakery were widely known in Durango, died Saturday. He was 61 years old. Kabeary moved to Durango in 2001 and...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputy cleared in fatal McElmo Canyon shootout, then is fired

A U.S. attorney has cleared a Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy who killed a man during a shootout in McElmo Canyon in February, but the deputy has been fired for violating department policy. Sgt....

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos library hopes to normalize conversations about death

Mancos has joined thousands of other cities around the world as it begins hosting a regular event known as a Death Cafe. The event is hosted by the Mancos Public Library and facilitated by the...

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

Man found dead Thursday near Dog Park is identified

A man who was found dead Thursday under a bridge near the Durango Dog Park has been identified as Patrick Mulligan, who is believed to have been living as a homeless man on the banks of Lightner...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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