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Mailbox thefts increase during holiday season

Grandma sends a $20 bill. Aunt Susie sent an iPad for her favorite niece. There is no more enticing time for mailbox thieves to hit than during the holiday season, said La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smith wins sheriff’s race

There’s a new sheriff in town. According to the La Plata County Clerk & Recorders Office end of the night unofficial results, Deputy Sean Smith decisively defeated five-term incumbent Duke Schirard...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deck collapses at late-night party

A group of Fort Lewis College students had a close call late Friday night when a deck collapsed at a party. “It was a rather large party,” said Deputy Joey Laventure of the La Plata County...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Battle for sheriff riddled with tension between boss, deputy

The race for La Plata County sheriff is one of the most fraught on the ballot. The challenger, Deputy Sean Smith, a Democrat, is seeking to unseat Sheriff Duke Schirard, a Republican who has served...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Threats stir sheriff’s race

La Plata County Sheriff Duke Schirard, who is seeking his sixth term, is accusing a Durango Police Department sergeant of breaking the law by spreading lies about him during his campaign. ...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing man’s body discovered

Authorities discovered the body of a missing man after a brief search Friday morning. The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and La Plata County Search & Rescue found Henry “Hank” Haven, 32, in...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Negotiator not enough to help calm tense situation at home

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is crediting its new armored vehicle for helping deputies save a life. They were called to a home on Florida Road about 4 miles east of Durango on Thursday...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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