Can former detention center house homeless? County officials note roadblocks

A formal decision about how to use the now-vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center building was put on hold for two weeks Tuesday, but there appears to be mounting obstacles to the idea of...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fraudsters take advantage of unemployment benefits during pandemic

As tax season rolls in, Colorado employers and employees might want to take a second look at unemployment insurance claims, fraud investigators say. Case rates for most types of fraud seemed to...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County considers possible uses for vacated juvenile detention center

A homeless shelter? A new community corrections facility? Or a place for at-risk youths? The future of the now vacant Robert E. DeNier Youth Services Center is up in the air, and it appears...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County sheriff recommended for Colorado U.S. marshal position

In a letter to President Joe Biden this week, U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper recommended La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith to serve as U.S. Marshal for the District of Colorado....

DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement respond to High Bridge in Durango

Law enforcement responded Thursday morning to the High Bridge in Durango to assist a woman who, it was feared, might attempt to take her own life. The highly public and traveled bridge crosses the...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango mobile home park manager cited for firing warning shot

The park manager of Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park was cited on suspicion of prohibited use of a weapon after firing a warning shot last weekend in the middle of a dispute about snow shoveling....

DATE: Feb. 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warning shot fired after snow shoveling dispute

A dispute about snow shoveling Saturday evening among three men at the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park led to a warning shot being fired into the ground. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities identify homeless man found dead Monday

Authorities have identified a homeless man found dead Monday in downtown Durango. A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy discovered the man’s body around 10 a.m. , just off the parking lot at...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who crashed car, fled on foot remains at large

A Durango man in his mid-20s remains at large after fleeing from police, crashing a car into a house and then taking off on foot earlier this week. A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy made...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators piecing together timeline of 5-year-old’s drowning

Investigators this week continued to try to piece together the events that led to a 5-year-old boy drowning Sunday at Durango Hot Springs. “These cases are emotionally driven,” said La Plata County...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wanted Durango man crashes into house, takes off on foot

Law enforcement are on the lookout after a suspect in a police chase crashed a vehicle into a house Monday morning near Eight Street and East Eight Avenue, and then took off on foot. La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango, La Plata County prepare for potential unrest on Inauguration Day

Law enforcement in Durango is holding out hope that any possible protests leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week will remain peaceful, but authorities are also preparing...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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