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Pedestrian’s death on U.S. Highway 550 ruled a suicide

The driver of a vehicle that killed a female pedestrian on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango last week will not be charged after authorities determined that the woman’s death was a suicide. The...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian killed on U.S. Highway 550 is identified

Authorities have identified the pedestrian hit and killed by a car Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango as a 37-year-old woman from New Mexico. The crash was reported around 8:15...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fight leads to single-vehicle crash, arrests on County Road 203

Two women were arrested for assault and another cited for driving under the influence after a skirmish that resulted in a car crash early Sunday on County Road 203, about 4 miles north of Durango,...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

60-year-old La Plata County man dies of gunshot wound

A 60-year-old La Plata County man died Wednesday from a gunshot wound, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Burke said authorities responded to an...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspected Speedway robber arrested in Kansas

A man suspected of a Sunday spree of attempted armed robberies at Speedway gas stations and convenience stores – two in the Durango area and another in Montrose – was arrested Monday morning west...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lone llama found on side of road near Fort Lewis College is heading home

A rogue llama that was found near Fort Lewis College on Monday is heading home soon, said Chris Nelson, director of animal services for the La Plata County Humane Society. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family dispute leads to 2 arrests in Durango

Two men were arrested late Saturday and early Sunday morning after a family argument led one man to assault another with hammer at the Junction Creek Mobile Home Park. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officers quit over accountability law

A new law meant to enhance accountability in law enforcement in Colorado has caused at least two officers to leave their positions at the Durango Police Department, and several others to take time...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former sheriff’s deputy who taught scam avoidance almost falls for phone scam

Scammers pretending to be representatives of the Dish Network, a satellite television company, are calling people in the area and offering a fraudulent discount in exchange for a security deposit...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies from gunshot wound south of Durango

A 37-year-old La Plata County man was found dead Monday south of Durango from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith said authorities were called to...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid Black Lives Matter protests, charges dropped against Durango woman

The 6th Judicial District attorney announced this week that he is dropping felony charges against a Durango resident on Juneteenth, as protests across the country and in downtown Durango denounce...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield mourns passing of Jim Harrington, former town marshal

Jim Harrington, who died June 6, was a tall man – both literally and as a figure in the law enforcement community, town of Bayfield and La Plata County. “It seemed like at least a good head above...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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