Death and dying

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

Man’s body found near Durango Dog Park

Police are working to identify the body of an elderly man found under a bridge near the Durango Dog Park on Thursday morning. A man and a woman walking under a pedestrian bridge over Lightner Creek...

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

Man found dead near Durango Dog Park is identified

A man found dead last week near the Durango Dog Park has been identified as Dawson W. Radau, 27, of Orlando, Florida. An autopsy was performed Wednesday in Durango. La Plata County Coroner Jann...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman found dead in Iris Park is identified

A woman who died Sunday in Iris Park under suspicious circumstances has been identified as Nicole Paula Wagner, 25, of Durango. Wagner had been in Iris Park with her boyfriend around 10:25 a.m....

DATE: Oct. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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