Death and dying

Nonprofit, backed by funding, looks to reduce DUIs

As the number of people who die in crashes caused by alcohol or drugs rises statewide, a coalition in La Plata County is forming to encourage responsible driving. In 2016, 191 people in Colorado...

DATE: April 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating murder-suicide

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide in the Pagosa Lakes subdivision, about six miles north U.S. Highway 160 as it runs through Pagosa Springs. The Sheriff’s...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Names of victim and Montezuma County deputy involved in shootout released

The names of the victim and Montezuma County deputy involved in a deadly shootout in McElmo Canyon Feb. 15 have been released by the FBI and Sheriff’s Office. On Wednesday, FBI spokeswoman Sandra...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found near McPhee Reservoir is identified

A body discovered Friday in the Sage Hen area has been identified as Erick Hurley, 31, who had been missing since March 2017, reports Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The cause of death was...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner: Owner of Durango Rafting Co. died from enlarged heart

The owner of a rafting company who was found dead last month died from an enlarged heart with a secondary diagnosis of micronodular cirrhosis of the liver, according to an autopsy report released...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: 69 Colorado residents prescribed aid-in-dying meds

DENVER – A state report says 69 Colorado residents were prescribed aid-in-dying medication during the first year of a law that gives terminally ill people the power to end their own life. The state...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Edward Kutzleb, longtime Durango school superintendent, dies at 88

Edward L. Kutzleb, 88, who served as superintendent of Durango School District 9-R from 1968 to 1989, died Jan. 20 after a bout with pneumonia at the Cottonwood Inn and Rehabilitation and Extended...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Rafting Co. owner found dead at home

The owner of Durango Rafting Co., Tom O’Keeffe, was discovered dead in his home Wednesday, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. O’Keeffe was last seen alive on Christmas Eve. Smith said she has...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miller Middle School student’s death ruled accidental

An 11-year-old Miller Middle School student was found dead Tuesday night at his home in the Shenandoah subdivision, about eight miles southwest of Durango. According to the La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy leads event to encourage dialogue about death, dying

Death is inevitable, but it is a taboo subject that is often avoided when talking with loved ones. A group of about two dozen people confronted the topic Thursday evening at the Durango Public...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man killed in shootout west of Cortez had run-ins with deputies

A suspect involved in a shootout with two Montezuma County sheriff deputies was killed Tuesday evening at a residence west of Pleasant View, according to Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Tyrone Orvy Peabody,...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico State Police: 2 found dead inside vehicle on I-40

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico State Police say they’re investigation the suspicious deaths of a man and a woman found inside a vehicle west of Albuquerque. They say a State Police officer was...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News