Judiciary (system of justice)

Durango sexual assault defendant released from jail; new trial uncertain

A Durango man accused of sexually assaulting a woman with his friends two years ago has been released on his word that he won’t talk with witnesses, won’t use alcohol or marijuana, and won’t leave...

DATE: May 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 16 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Iron Horse stabbing suspects charged

Three people arrested in connection with a stabbing at the Iron Horse Inn earlier this year have been charged with felony assault, among other felony charges. Brandy Carl, 27, Ian Taylor, 26, and...

DATE: March 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

2 Durango residents plead guilty to child abuse

Two Durango residents have pleaded guilty to abusing a child to the point that the child is likely to remain in a persistent vegetative state, according to court records. Andrea Wyne, 35, and...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced for leading police on 2-hour car chase

A man who led police on a two-hour, high-speed car chase last year was sentenced Friday to two years in prison. Christopher Sowder, 25, received 18 months for the car chase and six months for...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New federal magistrate takes over in Durango

James Candelaria graduated from Durango High School in 1982. Now, he’s been bestowed with a new honor in Southwest Colorado: U.S. magistrate judge. The Durango native started representing the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Caregiver gets jail time for stealing from at-risk adult

A La Plata County woman was sentenced Thursday to 27 days in jail and six years of probation after pleading guilty to theft from an at-risk adult. Elizabeth Graham did not speak in 6th Judicial...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspects at non-fatal shooting receive reduced charges, probation

Two of three people who were arrested in connection with an attempted murder but faced significantly reduced charges, were sentenced Thursday to supervised probation. Prosecutors said Rex Nelson,...

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

Appeals court formally dismisses charges against Rose Chilcoat

Charges against Durango wilderness advocate Rose Chilcoat, who was accused of trying to kill cattle in Utah, were officially dropped late Thursday. The Utah Court of Appeals ordered all charges to...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ute Mountain Ute fraud case grows to $1.1 million

A fraud case on the Ute Mountain Ute tribe continues to expand, and now totals more than $1.1 million in embezzled and stolen funds involving 11 people. On April 30 in U.S. District Court in...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge Wilson declines to use Archuleta County offices for court proceedings

A district court judge said thanks but no thanks to Archuleta County commissioners’ offer to use their administration building in lieu of the county courthouse, which the judicial branch vacated in...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado judge says juvenile sentencing law unconstitutional

DENVER – A Colorado judge has ruled that a law allowing convicts serving life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles to seek reduced sentences is unconstitutional. Arapahoe Chief District...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Catholic leaders decry Dems’ questioning of judicial pick

WASHINGTON – Roman Catholic leaders are objecting to Democratic senators’ line of questioning for one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, arguing the focus on her faith is misplaced and...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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