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

200 rally against gun violence at Buckley Park

People who have been touched by gun violence and several political candidates spoke to about 200 people gathered Sunday at Buckley Park for a rally against gun violence and to advocate for safe gun...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

In Colorado’s conservative corners, a push for gun control

On a brisk Saturday afternoon in late March, hundreds of protesters gathered in a grassy field at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction, a conservative stronghold of the state. Dressed in red shirts...

DATE: April 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango students join national walkout on anniversary of Columbine shooting

Durango students put down their pencils and participated in a national walkout Friday morning to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton....

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some 9-R parents support student walkout to protest gun violence

Durango School District 9-R is discouraging participation in a walkout Wednesday to protest gun violence at schools, but several parents say the walkout can help ease fears created after numerous...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango moms gun group discusses safety in wake of Parkland shooting

Interest in the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America increased significantly in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school superintendent discourages student walkout over gun violence

Concerns about safety are leading Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger to recommend that parents discourage their children’s participation in a national student walkout about...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado delegation mostly mum on gun control in wake of school shooting

WASHINGTON – Americans are again calling on Congress to take action on gun control after another mass shooting left 17 people dead Wednesday at a Florida high school. Reaction on Capitol Hill was...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. rate for gun deaths up for second straight year

NEW YORK — The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government report shows. Roughly two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

NRA offering: ‘Murder insurance’ or protection in self-defense cases?

ATLANTA – The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

WASHINGTON – The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating “bump stocks,” devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Some Republicans open to banning ‘bump stocks’ used in Vegas

WASHINGTON – Senior congressional Republicans said Wednesday they are open to considering legislation banning “bump stocks” like the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to effectively convert...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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