Judiciary (system of justice)

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

Judges question whether Trump’s travel ban discriminates

SEATTLE – Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration’s travel ban discriminates against Muslims, the second time in a week...

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Sale of Montezuma courthouse leaves Bridge shelter in limbo

The Bridge Emergency Shelter in Cortez could face its own emergency this year, as Montezuma County commissioners recently put its location up for sale. The decision to sell the Montezuma County...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jury duty cut short when defendant appears missing

Dozens of potential jurors were dismissed early Thursday in La Plata County Court when the defendant appeared to be a no-show for his drunken driving trial. The only problem: The defendant was...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge knocks 2 years off former exterminator’s 21-year prison sentence

Out-going President Barack Obama might be in the mood for issuing pardons and commutations, but Chief District Judge Jeffrey Wilson in Durango is having none of it – at least not in the case of a...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Chief District Court judge skates to the finish line in Durango

Speed skaters need supreme balance, principled discipline and a precise application of power to glide across the ice in record time. The same can be said of district court judges who oversee civil...

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

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