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Blood clot caused inmate’s death at La Plata County Jail

A 26-year-old man who died last November in the La Plata County Jail suffered a bruise that led to a blood clot that ultimately caused his death, but authorities are unsure how the man became...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web

There is the World Wide Web – the primary tool billions of people use to access information on the internet – and then there is the notorious dark web, a collection of websites that exist on an...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office temporarily relocating homeless camp

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office will temporarily relocate campers after a small fire started Tuesday afternoon in the homeless camp north of the Durango Tech Center. Firefighters with Durango...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unaffiliated candidate joins race for La Plata County sheriff

A San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputy has tossed his hat into the ring for sheriff of La Plata County. Adrian Dean Mize is a La Plata County resident who owns San Juan Sky Outfitters. He also...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of killing wife scheduled for trial

A Durango man suspected of strangling his wife last year in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park is scheduled to face trial in two weeks. Silvino Martinez-Perez is charged with first-degree murder...

DATE: March 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents question Durango’s plan for new camp

Homeless campers living west of downtown Durango are concerned the city’s plan to move their camp and require campers to pack up their belongings every morning is not practical and will disperse...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police could cite non-Native American drivers under new traffic code

Proposed revisions to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe traffic code would allow the Southern Ute Police Department to issue civil citations to non-Native Americans traveling within the exterior...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local police arm themselves with overdose reversal drugs, and it’s saving lives

Sgt. Nick Stasi with the Durango Police Department was on patrol the morning of Aug. 19 when he responded to a call involving a 31-year-old man suffering from an opioid overdose. Stasi arrived at...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office to use drones in some emergency calls

With an eye on getting information on emergency situations more quickly for less cost and with less danger to responding deputies, La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said he will give the OK to...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith announces bid for re-election

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith announced this week he will run for re-election in November. Smith, a Democrat, was elected to a four-year term in 2014 when he defeated five-term incumbent Duke...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

No arrests in December shooting near Ignacio

No arrests have been made in connection with last month’s shooting near Ignacio that left two people injured, according to U.S. attorney spokesman Jeff Dorschner. Dorschner said the investigation...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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