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Mancos man pleads guilty to hydroplaning, killing two

A Mancos man pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide after hydroplaning into oncoming traffic on U.S. Highway 160 in July, hitting a vehicle with a family of four and killing two. Anthony...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas man pleads not guilty in shooting death of Durangoan

A Texas man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Durango resident in May pleaded not guilty Friday. Michael Jones, 20, also faces charges of robbery, conspiracy to commit...

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

La Plata County man who sexually assaulted child gets 90 days

A La Plata County man found guilty of sexual assault on a child was sentenced Thursday to two years probation and 90 days in jail. The man, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident, exposed...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Charges dropped against Durango man suspected of double stabbing at homeless camp

Prosecutors dropped charges against a Durango man suspected of stabbing two men at a homeless camp west of city limits in August after repeated attempts to reach the victims were unsuccessful....

DATE: Jan. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide in girl’s death

A 22-year-old Durango man who drove his car off the road and hit a tree, killing a 17-year-old passenger, pleaded guilty Friday to vehicular homicide, a Class 3 felony. Benjamin Keil also pleaded...

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

Carjacking suspect charged with multiple felonies

A Durango man accused of an armed carjacking last month at Fort Lewis College was charged Thursday in District Court with multiple felonies. Roger Chase Brassard, 25, is accused of second-degree...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine makes brief court appearance for status conference

The defense team for Mark Redwine, the man accused of killing his son, asked the court for more time to examine thousands of pages of police reports and other documents in the case that garnered...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect in upskirt video pleads not guilty

An Ignacio school janitor suspected of taking video up the skirt of a woman at Walmart earlier this year in Durango pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of invasion of privacy for sexual...

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

Nine-time felon sentenced to 24 years in prison

A Durango man found guilty of two counts of first-degree criminal trespass and attempt to commit aggravated motor vehicle theft was sentenced Friday in District Court to 24 years in prison. Louie...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man who burglarized pawn shop sentenced to 90 days in jail

A Bayfield man found guilty of burglarizing Pine River Pawn earlier this year in Bayfield was sentenced Friday to 90 days in jail and three years of probation. John Joseph Mulloy Jr., 34, was also...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County’s largest timepiece undergoes repairs

The clock tower at the La Plata County Courthouse could be back up and ringing out the time as early as next week. Over the summer, the clock in the 1000 block of East Second Avenue started chiming...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

After remodel, La Plata County Courthouse wins ‘gold’

After a $5.4 million remodel, the first floor of the La Plata County Courthouse has received a “gold” certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, otherwise known as LEED, from...

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