Firearms

Loaded firearm not checked at Durango-La Plata County Airport

A loaded firearm was found at the security checkpoint on Sunday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA said in a news release...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who misfired rifle gets probation reprieve

A Durango man who shot a rifle into a neighbor’s house and pointed the gun at a police officer had his two-year probationary sentence cut in half Thursday in District Court. The early termination...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead from gunshot in Durango West II

A man in his thirties was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest on Sunday in a neighborhood west of Durango, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nate Harris. Around 4:35 p.m.,...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Senate debates Second Amendment bill

DENVER – The Republican-controlled state Senate on Thursday hosted another debate about expanding Second Amendment rights. Previous debates focused on magazine capacity and training of school...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Competing solutions to preventing mass shootings seen at Colorado Capitol

DENVER – On July 20, 2012, Alex Sullivan and a group of co-workers and friends gathered at a movie theater in Aurora for a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.” They were celebrating Alex’s...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill to repeal high-capacity magazine ban clears hurdle in state Senate

DENVER – A bill that would repeal prohibitions on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition was targeted Monday by Democrats in the state Senate. Senate Bill 7 would repeal...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firearm training for school employees bill advances in Legislature

DENVER – A bill that would establish a third exemption to the prohibition on carrying firearms onto school campuses moved forward Friday in the Senate, despite opposition from Democrats. Senate...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado GOP caucus seeks to change school gun laws

DENVER – Republican legislators have rolled out two bills regarding carrying of concealed weapons on school campuses, the first of which will go before a committee Tuesday afternoon. Senate Bill 5,...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man, girlfriend charged in shooting death of 2-year-old boy

DENVER – A former Adams County sheriff’s deputy has been charged in the shooting death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son near Fairplay. The Denver Post reported Tuesday that 45-year-old Jason...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado children killed, injured in accidental shootings

A child was involved in an accidental shooting in Colorado eight times during a 2½ year span, an Associated Press review found. The AP and the USA TODAY Network analyzed the circumstances of every...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

An accidental shooting kills a child every other day

By RYAN J. FOLEY, LARRY FENN and NICK PENZENSTADLER Associated Press and USA TODAY Network Hours earlier, he was a happy 4-year-old who loved Ironman and the Hulk and all the Avengers. Now, as...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durango man shoots himself in finger while intoxicated

A Durango man shot himself in the finger Wednesday night while disassembling a handgun in his apartment, police said. Ryhler Overend, 25, was intoxicated at the time of the shooting, said Lt. Ray...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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