Durango School District 9-R won’t arm school security guards

The Durango School District 9-R board has decided not to arm school security guards with firearms after months of heated community debate. A statement from board members released Thursday said they...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 19 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey seeks input on school security, arming guards in Durango

Durango School District 9-R is asking parents, students, staff and community members to weigh in on new school security measures – such as arming school security guards, paying for school resource...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools tighten security, will seek feedback on arming guards

Durango School District 9-R plans to hold town halls this year to hear from parents, students, community members and others about possible security measures, including arming security guards. The...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s Office investigating Friday night shooting

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Friday night shooting of a 49-year-old man in the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 550, about eight miles north of the New Mexico line. Sgt. Steve...

DATE: July 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board holsters decision to arm employees with guns

The Durango School District 9-R board decided not to make a decision Monday night about whether to arm district employees with guns. The board was weighing a resolution that would have declared...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown shooting suspect appears in court; incident ‘unprovoked’

An “unprovoked” shooting in downtown Durango early Thursday was largely fueled by excessive drinking, law enforcement said. Durango police accused Anthony Pappas, 22, of trying to kill Skylar...

DATE: June 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police identify victim, suspect in downtown Durango shooting

Police arrested a Durango man in connection with an early morning shooting Thursday in downtown Durango. Anthony Pappas, 22, is being held in the La Plata County Jail on suspicion of attempted...

DATE: June 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense calls for rules to secure guns

Christine Shea, dean of students at Aztec High School, described surviving the school shooting on Dec. 7, 2017, that claimed the lives of two students at a rally Sunday afternoon at Buckley Park....

DATE: June 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

After days of protest, Senate passes bill for stricter oil and gas regulations

DENVER – After a two-day protest from Republicans that shut down proceedings in the Colorado Senate, senators got back to business Wednesday and passed a controversial bill that rewrites the...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Red flag’ law could help lower suicide rates

Colorado’s controversial “red flag” gun bill, a measure that would allow law enforcement to remove firearms from those who may pose a threat, could help reduce the state’s high number of suicides. ...

DATE: March 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide-prevention work seeks partnership with gun shops

Most of the residents who died by suicide last year in La Plata County used a firearm. Guns were also used in nearly half of the more than 10,000 deaths by suicide that happened in Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield teen found dead Monday

A 17-year-old girl died by suicide around 11:30 a.m. Monday in Bayfield, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith declined to identify the teenager Monday night, saying she wanted to protect...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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