Death and dying

Community leader, businessman Mickey Hogan dies at 89

Former Durango Mayor G. Michael “Mickey” Hogan was a key player in Durango in the second half of the 20th century. He died Sunday at the age of 89. “Water treatment, sewer system, even paving the...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gunnery Sgt. Scott Koppenhafer honored in Cortez as ‘Marine’s Marine’

More than 400 people turned out for the funeral of Marine Gunnery Sgt. Scott A. Koppenhafer on Monday in a ceremonial farewell at the Cortez Elks Lodge. Military honors were presented, including a...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities investigate possible homicide near Mancos

The death of a man that occurred July 4 west of Mancos is being investigated as a possible homicide, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. David Allen Mooney, 60, of Chino Valley,...

DATE: July 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ranchers face one-two punch from drought, harsh winter

Healthy green grass is a welcome sight for cattle ranchers in Southwest Colorado who have faced an exceptional drought, low prices and a harsh winter. For Brad Fassett, owner of Fassett Hay and...

DATE: June 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify victim of fatal crash in west Durango

Police have identified the victim of a car crash who died early Sunday in west Durango as Kaila Craig, 19, of Durango. Craig was driving east on U.S. Highway 160 near the Twin Buttes subdivision...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police identify man found dead in stairwell

Police on Tuesday released the identity of a man found dead in a stairwell last week on Main Avenue in downtown Durango. Ferlando James, 32, was found Friday morning in the stairwell of a business...

DATE: June 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in stairwell in downtown Durango

A 32-year-old man was found dead Friday in a stairwell outside a business in downtown Durango, according to Durango Police. Cmdr. Ray Shupe said a report came in about 8:30 a.m. that a man was dead...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about Town: Investigation Discovery to air show about Dylan Redwine

“Still a Mystery,” a television show on Investigation Discovery , will air an episode tonight about Dylan Redwine’s murder. Mark Redwine, Dylan’s father, is accused of killing the 13-year-old boy...

DATE: June 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who died in La Plata County Jail is identified

The Durango Police Department has identified a man who died by suicide last weekend in the La Plata County Jail. Saul Hernandez, 21, of Pagosa Springs died of self-inflicted trauma around 5:35...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man killed in Georgia, law enforcement says

A Durango man died last week northeast of Atlanta, where he spent almost two weeks in an intensive care unit after law enforcement said he was beaten by a woman more than 20 years his senior. James...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in La Plata County Jail

Sheriff’s deputies found a man dead in the La Plata County Jail on Sunday, prompting an investigation by the Durango Police Department, the county coroner said. A 21-year-old inmate died by...

DATE: May 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | CATEGORY: Local News

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