La Plata County Courthouse

Photo: There’s a new judge in town

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

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

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

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

Photo: Courthouse update

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

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

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

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

Aaron Williams sentenced for involvement in shooting at Durango hotel

Families of both victims and defendants wept Tuesday morning as 6th Judicial District Judge Jeffrey Wilson sentenced Aaron Williams to 13 years in prison for his part in a fatal shooting in March...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistrial halts Edmund Marx’s sex assault case

An error in court proceedings halted the trial of a Hesperus man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child. A new trial, with a new jury, will begin in January 2016. Jury selection and...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hesperus man’s sex assault trial starts

The trial of Edmund Peter Marx, a Hesperus man accused of sexually assaulting a child, will be “one of words, not of physical evidence,” the prosecution said Tuesday. Marx, 63, has been accused of...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trial begins for Hesperus man accused of child sex assault

A jury trial began Monday in 6th Judicial District Court for a man accused of sexual assault on a child as a pattern of sexual abuse, which is a Class 3 felony. Edmund Peter Marx, 63, of Hesperus,...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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