Teens crash into Greenmount Cemetery, flee from Durango Police

Three teenagers in a dark gray Jeep Cherokee fled from Durango Police around 1:20 a.m. Saturday, traveling at high speeds around West Second Avenue and West 25th Street before crashing into a...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teen arrested with 31-year-old man

The Durango Police Department on Thursday arrested a 31-year-old man found with a local 15-year-old girl who reportedly ran away from home last month. The teen left her mother’s home in Durango and...

DATE: Feb. 13, 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’s youth detention center may be shuttered for good

It’s unclear whether Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center, which has stood empty for more than a year, will ever reopen, state officials say. The facility shut its doors in August 2018 when the...

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

Youth detention centers strained across New Mexico

FARMINGTON – County-run juvenile detention centers are facing strained resources and closures, leaving detained youth to travel across county lines to the few remaining centers, according to a...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

17-year-old, suspected of pointing gun at driver, leads police on high-speed chase

A 17-year-old male was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of felony menacing after allegedly pointing a gun at the driver of another car during a road rage incident and then leading police on a...

DATE: May 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juvenile detention center remains shuttered in Durango, with no new contractor

A juvenile detention center in Durango remains closed almost two months after the Colorado Department of Human Services suspended the license of Rite of Passage, the private company contracted to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will hold, transport juveniles

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will be responsible for transporting juvenile suspects to a detention center in Grand Junction and holding them for short periods after the state abruptly closed...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

4 small fires started Friday along Goeglein Gulch Road in Durango

A juvenile was arrested Friday on suspicion of starting four small wildfires along a powerline that runs next to Goeglein Gulch Road. Durango Police Chief Kamran Afzal said a city employee in the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man found guilty of sexual assault on a child

A La Plata County man has been found guilty of sexual assault on a child after a four-day trial this week in Durango. The man, who was a juvenile at the time of the assaults, exposed himself to a...

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

Dozens of Colorado juvie lifers could be eligible for parole

DENVER – In light of Supreme Court decisions banning life without parole for juvenile offenders, dozens of Colorado prisoners who committed crimes as minors could be eligible for release, but only...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Juvenile detention center celebrates building renovation

The Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center welcomed the public Thursday to show a renovated building on the day it celebrated the first graduation since it reopened. The juvenile detention center...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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