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Man sentenced to community corrections in robbery, police pursuit

A La Plata County man was sentenced Friday to three years in community corrections after leading police on a multi-hour pursuit north of Bayfield. Michael Fisher Wilson was charged with aggravated...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man sentenced to prison for robbing Durango marijuana dispensary

An Arizona man who robbed a Durango marijuana dispensary with an AR-15 rifle in April was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison. Alexander Johnson pleaded guilty to the armed robbery at The...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County takes legal action against state judicial branch

Archuleta County commissioners have filed a petition with the Colorado Supreme Court seeking a mandate that would require all court proceedings to return to the Archuleta County Courthouse. The...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango man sentenced for car crash that killed teenager

Family and friends on both sides of the courtroom gallery suppressed sobs Friday as District Judge Todd Norvell sentenced 22-year-old Benjamin Keil to the maximum sentence of six years in prison...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango woman who hit bicyclist sentenced to two years of probation

A 22-year-old Durango woman was sentenced Tuesday to two years of probation for careless driving causing bodily injury, a Class 1 misdemeanor, after hitting a bicyclist on north Main Avenue in...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of slashing another man’s face pleads not guilty

A Durango man suspected of slashing another man’s face pleaded not guilty Friday in 6th Judicial District Court. Sean Christopher Giovanni is suspected of using a razor blade, possibly a box...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man involved in shooting at Durango motel gets prison reduction

A former Fort Lewis College football player involved in a fatal shooting in March 2015 at the Iron Horse Inn had his prison sentenced reduced by one year Friday in District Court. Aaron Williams,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man sentenced to prison for violating probation

A Durango man with a history of violating his probation was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison. Matthew Bennett Smith, 43, broke into an occupied home in June 2013 at 1020½ Main Ave. – an...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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