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Father gets 15 years in prison for pot shop robbery in Durango

Three months after his son’s sentencing for taking part in the same crime, Bayfield man Joe Riley Griffith was given 15 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections for his role in the Jan. 31...

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

What is La Plata County worth?

La Plata County officials have been doing a lot of maneuvering and relocating over the past few months and are looking at more on the horizon. The county’s building inventory grew in 2012 when it...

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

Man who bit officer takes deal

A Durango man who bit a police officer’s finger is out of custody on bail under supervision as he awaits a Sept. 30 sentencing. Cedric Quintana, 34, accepted a plea deal in which he pleaded guilty...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango becomes federal hub As a result, county courthouse will get a significant upgrade

The federal court system will make it a policy to hold criminal hearings and trials related to Southwest Colorado in Durango. “The designation will mean that a detained defendant will be held...

DATE: March 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County, feds reach courthouse space deal

After years of planning and negotiations, La Plata County announced Friday it made an agreement with the U.S. General Services Administration to move federal district court offices into the La...

DATE: March 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

County budget hearing to be held Wednesday

La Plata County commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2015 budget at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will be held in the commissioner’s meeting room at the La Plata County...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Property-tax revenue plummets

There is good news and bad news about La Plata County finances in the annual State of the County report, read Tuesday by Commission Chairwoman Julie Westendorff. Overall county revenue has declined...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Looking at the big picture

Mark Twain said history doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme. Twain’s insight seemed appropriate Tuesday in La Plata County Court, where Animas High School students relitigated Korematsu v. the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

County restores funding for full-time school deputy

La Plata County commissioners on Tuesday kicked in money from reserves to hire a deputy sheriff for courthouse security.The action allows the Sheriff’s Office school-resource officer to return...

DATE: April 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

New local courthouse security measures to begin Monday

La Plata County has issued a final reminder that new courthouse security measures will go into effect Monday.From then on, access to the entire courthouse, 1060 East Second Ave., will be restricted...

DATE: March 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

All rise: Courtroom plan on docket

La Plata County next week is expected to formalize its proposal to lease a portion of its courthouse on East Second Avenue to accommodate a federal courtroom and associated services.The Board of...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

District court asks for feedback

People who have dealt with the 6th Judicial District Court can offer feedback on their experiences in an anonymous survey Wednesday at the La Plata County Courthouse.Attorneys, former jurors,...

DATE: July 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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