Investigation

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

Farmington trucking company fined for man’s death at natural gas site

A Farmington trucking company has been fined more than $10,000 for training and procedural failures that led to the death of one of its workers at a natural gas well site earlier this year in...

DATE: July 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators conclude Burro Fire likely human-caused

The 2018 Burro Fire that torched 4,600 acres of the San Juan National Forest northeast of Dolores and cost more than $3 million to fight was likely human-caused, according to a completed...

DATE: June 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man arrested in connection with Ignacio death

Authorities have arrested a 50-year-old Cortez man on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with an investigation into a death last week in Ignacio. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office on...

DATE: May 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Death of man found off Smelter Mountain ruled accidental

The death of a Durango man who was found dead last month on Smelter Mountain has been ruled an accident, according to a final autopsy report. David Mondragon, 31, was found dead April 26 after it...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement investigates death near Ignacio

IGNACIO – Law enforcement made a large response Monday to a home a few miles north of Ignacio where a person was found dead inside the residence. La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said authorities...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities piece together final days of Durango man’s life

An autopsy done Tuesday on a Durango man found dead last week on Smelter Mountain has not helped authorities piece together the circumstances of his death, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spilled diesel at Conoco in Bayfield raises eyebrows

The Bayfield Marshal’s Office is on the lookout for a driver who apparently spilled gallons of diesel fuel at a gas station in Bayfield and fled the scene. But at this point, it appears there are...

DATE: April 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Affidavit provides details in shooting death of Ignacio man

An arrest affidavit provides details about an alleged slaying that took place on Haycamp Mesa east of Dolores in early January. Kevin Wade Folsom, 39, was arrested on Jan. 3 and later charged with...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Autopsy provides no clues as to woman’s death along Florida Road in Durango

Preliminary autopsy results have found no clues to explain why a 40-year-old Bayfield woman was found dead last week along Florida Road, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. “We didn’t find...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested after body is found in forest outside Dolores

The body of a man believed to have been murdered was found Thursday morning in the Haycamp Mesa area of the San Juan National Forest, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. A suspect,...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found in field south of Denny Lake in Cortez is identified

CORTEZ – The body of Cortez man Charles Oliver Evans, 26, was discovered Tuesday on private property in Montezuma County south of Denny Lake. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said the death is...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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