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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

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Why are nonessential businesses still open in Durango?

Local health officials and law enforcement are starting to clamp down on nonessential businesses still operating despite Gov. Jared Polis’ executive order last week shuttering certain stores to...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Teens crash into Greenmount Cemetery, flee from Durango Police

Three teenagers in a dark gray Jeep Cherokee fled from Durango Police around 1:20 a.m. Saturday, traveling at high speeds around West Second Avenue and West 25th Street before crashing into a...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County grinds to a halt after stay-at-home order

On Day 1 of a statewide stay-at-home order, Durango and La Plata County roads appeared congestion-free, parking lots were all but empty and residents seemed to have heeded Gov. Jared Polis’ mandate...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stabbed Saturday outside Joel’s Bar in Durango

A 21-year-old Durango man was arrested after a nonlife-threatening stabbing in the west 100 block of Eighth Street on Saturday outside of Joel’s Bar. Harrison Charles Hill was charged with...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three Durango men arrested in online sex sting

Three local men were arrested this month after planning sexual contact with a fake 14-year-old persona created online by the Durango Police Department. The Durango Police Department for about a...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police consider downtown surveillance cameras

A camera posted at Ninth Street and Main Avenue for Snowdown was a “huge success” for law enforcement, according to the Durango Police Department, and now the agency is looking to a more robust and...

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

Vehicle crash at train depot likely caused by road race

A man suspected of drunken driving crashed into the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad depot last weekend in Durango while racing another driver, according to police. The driver, Gabriel...

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

At least 23 car windows broken Friday night, Saturday morning in Durango

Durango police are looking for the culprit or culprits behind a spree of broken car windows across town on Friday night and Saturday morning. Cmdr. Rita Warfield said as of Sunday morning she knew...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Donations roll in after break-in at Humane Society

Thousands of dollars in donations have come flooding in since news spread that someone broke into the La Plata County Humane Society earlier this week, causing an estimated $1,000 in damages and...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect breaks into Humane Society, causes $1,000 in damages and steals donations

The La Plata County Humane Society was broken into sometime Tuesday night, with an unknown suspect breaking the glass door of the animal shelter and stealing donation money. “We’re all shaken up...

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

Farmington man in town for Snowdown found with drugs

The Durango Police Department seized $1,400 in cash, 5.1 grams of cocaine, 138 tabs of LSD and 4.45 grams of ketamine in a traffic stop Thursday night in north Durango, the agency said. The Police...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police log more than 240 calls over Snowdown weekend

Durango’s Snowdown is known for its good times, its economic jolt to local businesses and quirky events. But it also brings a wave of crime. The Durango Police Department responded to a total of...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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