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Is government response to health crisis causing irreversible damage to civil liberties?

Does America in the era of COVID-19 have Benjamin Franklin spinning in his grave? Franklin famously wrote in a letter, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs man given lengthy sentence for burglary, identity theft

A Pagosa Springs man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to burglary. District Court Judge Todd Norvell cited Lon Peterson’s extended criminal history, including...

DATE: March 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona driver who dragged dog to death is sentenced

A Colorado judge sentenced an Arizona man to probation Friday after he spent months in jail for killing a dog that jumped from the bed of his truck while he was driving drunk. Nathan Begay, 41, of...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man to be resentenced for 2017 sexual assault

A Durango man serving 10 years in prison for sexual assault involving a shotgun is renegotiating his plea agreement based on new evidence and a legal technicality that deemed his previous sentence...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

State seeks suggestions for future of DeNier property

The state of Colorado hasn’t figured out what to do with its more than 15,000-square-foot Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center and has asked for local guidance. The Colorado Department of Human...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman who ran over cousin sentenced to prison

A 6th Judicial District Court judge sentenced a La Plata County woman to 10 years in prison Thursday after she admitted to running over her cousin with a truck, almost killing him. Katrina Baker,...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Assault case against former Redwine defense lawyer dismissed

A judge has dismissed a case against a Colorado public defense lawyer formerly assigned to the murder case against Mark Redwine after prosecutors said there is not enough evidence to proceed with...

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

Final defendant sentenced in large-scale animal abuse case

A La Plata County man accused of mistreating more than 100 animals has been barred by court order from owning another animal for three years. Law enforcement accused Jeffery Jackson of 115 counts...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tuesday marks seven years since disappearance of Dylan Redwine

Dylan Redwine disappeared seven years ago Tuesday in La Plata County, an event that prompted a yearslong investigation that ultimately led to the arrest of the boy’s father on suspicion of murder....

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man gets 19 years in federal prison for carjacking

A Durango man who admitted to carjacking someone at gunpoint in a Fort Lewis College parking lot almost two years ago has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison. Law enforcement accused Roger...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gas station robbery suspect pleads not guilty

A New Mexico man accused of stealing money bags from a Durango gas station in July pleaded not guilty Friday to felony robbery and misdemeanor theft. Adrian Chavez, 39, who is free on $10,000 bail...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man to face judgment for 2018 assault

A Durango man who admitted to assaulting someone last year is now competent to face legal proceedings after spending months in a state mental health facility, court documents show. La Plata County...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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