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Trial starts for Durango man accused of assaulting deputy, making racist remarks

A Durango man’s trial starts this week after he was accused of attacking deputies and making racists comments to an African American deputy during an investigation of burglary in February at the...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man found dead Thursday

A 66-year-old man was found dead Thursday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Burke said deputies received a...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Shop with a Cop storms Walmart

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man flees deputies at La Plata County Courthouse

A 32-year-old man wanted for allegedly violating a protection order led police on a chase Monday afternoon, but it wasn’t long before he was caught by authorities. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man arrested in connection with shooting over chain saw

A La Plata County man has been arrested in connection with a shooting last weekend south of Durango that sent one man to Mercy Regional Medical Center. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooting south of Durango sends man to Mercy

A 31-year-old man was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds Saturday evening, and La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating the shooting that took...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio students likely expelled after bringing pellet gun onto school bus

Two Ignacio High School students will likely be expelled after bringing a pellet gun onto a school bus Wednesday afternoon. No students were in danger during the incident, said Kathy Pokorney,...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man arrested on suspicion of child sex assault in Forest Lakes

A 34-year-old La Plata County man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child, according to court records. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office was contacted Oct. 28 about the alleged...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid national violence, La Plata County looks to increase security

La Plata County is proposing to beef up its security. As part of the draft 2020 budget, officials have called for four new security-guard positions to patrol county offices and facilities. The...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

At new homeless camp, basic services are a trek

Debra Doane carries a 2-gallon plastic jug from her campsite on a hillside south of downtown Durango. It is mid-morning, about 50 degrees outside and the sun warms her back as she passes “DANGER”...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stands trial for alleged sexual assault of 8-year-old girl

A Pagosa Springs man’s trial began this week after he was arrested in June 2018 for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Bayfield. According to authorities, Rodney Keller, 53, was...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found northwest of Durango was stillborn infant

Authorities said Tuesday a body found last weekend northwest of Durango was that of a stillborn infant. In a news release, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said the body of the female infant...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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