La Plata County Courthouse

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Judge Martha Minot to retire

The Colorado State Judicial Branch announced last month the retirement of Hon. Martha T. Minot from the La Plata County Court, effective Aug. 29. Minot’s retirement leaves a vacancy in La Plata...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango woman sentenced for habitual identity theft

A Durango woman was sentenced to eight years at a community corrections program Friday after pleading guilty to two counts of identity theft. Sandra Morris, who has spent the last 151 days at La...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Federal courts move in as La Plata County Courthouse construction wraps up

After a year of construction, remodeling at the La Plata County Courthouse is nearing completion, and the new space is expected to be occupied and open for business Tuesday. Work began in February...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: There’s a new judge in town

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bail set for man suspected of running over girlfriend

An Ignacio man suspected of running over his girlfriend as an act of domestic violence had his bail set at $6,000 Tuesday in La Plata County Court. Deputy District Attorney Rich Schmittel asked for...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Water outage closes La Plata County Courthouse

The La Plata County Courthouse was closed Monday afternoon because the water had to be turned off unexpectedly for construction. Afternoon court hearings and probation services will be rescheduled....

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man charged in connection with car theft, vehicular eluding

A New Mexico man suspected of stealing a vehicle in Durango and leading law enforcement on a chase through Silverton was formally charged Monday in 6th Judicial District Court. Christopher Bagwell,...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Courthouse update

DATE: Aug. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Remodeling a transformation for La Plata County Courthouse

Remodeling is in full swing at the La Plata County Courthouse to make way for district and federal courtrooms and office space. Work began in late February on the county-owned building at 1060 East...

DATE: April 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County judge proposes special court for repeat DUI offenders

La Plata County Judge Martha Minot is proposing a new tact for dealing with repeat drunken drivers: Rather than throw them in jail, give them the resources and supervision they need to break the...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Renovations may start this month at La Plata County Courthouse

Renovations to the La Plata County Courthouse may begin as early as Feb. 22. On Tuesday, La Plata County commissioners unanimously approved up to $5 million for the remodeling, which will create...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News