Authorities identify homeless man found dead Monday

Authorities have identified a homeless man found dead Monday in downtown Durango. A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy discovered the man’s body around 10 a.m. , just off the parking lot at...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Attorney’s Office releases details about shooting death south of Durango

Nearly two months after the shooting death of George Sands, the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Thursday released details about the incident and said no criminal charges will be filed against the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hilltop House outbreak death not caused by COVID-19, autopsy says

Colton Toliver of Bayfield died two months shy of his 38th birthday. Little information about Toliver appears online: News reports and his obituary show some run-ins with the law, faith in God and...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man found dead in camper fire

A man was found dead Saturday after a camper fire south of Cortez, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The victim was identified as Eddie Dale Green, 63, of Cortez, according to...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 2 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead Monday morning in downtown Durango

A man was found dead Monday morning in downtown Durango, believed to be a homeless individual in his 60s, according to the Durango Police Department. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said a La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

5-year-old boy drowns at Durango Hot Springs

A 5-year-old boy drowned Sunday night at the Durango Hot Springs, said Bryan Yearout, co-owner of the springs north of Durango. The incident occurred about 6:10 p.m. in the large swimming pool, he...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango nursing home says it is following public health advice

Four Corners Health Care Center said this week it is complying with public health guidelines in response to doubt cast by staff members, as the nursing home battles a severe COVID-19 outbreak. Four...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inside the COVID-19 outbreak at Four Corners Health Care Center in Durango

Patty Racheff answered the phone to learn of another death. “My husband just told me of another person who passed away last night at the nursing home,” said Racheff of Durango. Racheff’s mother is...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Little known about 10 La Plata County residents who died of COVID-19

La Plata County has recorded 10 deaths associated with COVID-19, but it may take some time before health officials distinguish between those who died from the virus and those who died of other...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Friends and family remember Tom Riesing

Up until the end, longtime Durango resident Tom Riesing approached each day the same way he had for much of his life: with a twinkle in his eye and an unbridled passion for learning and recreating...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango observes Transgender Day of Remembrance

Durango residents, city leaders and community members gathered virtually on Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday to remember transgender lives lost because of violence. The international,...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless community pays tribute to Durango man with ‘traveling heart’

Close to 25 people gathered Tuesday afternoon in the woods behind Walmart to commemorate the life of Dean Allen Littrell. Littrell, 57, was found dead last week at his campsite between Walmart and...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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