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Police chase car-theft suspects from Silverton to Purgatory Resort

A man and a woman were in La Plata County Jail on Thursday after leading police on a high-speed chase that started Wednesday night in Silverton and reached speeds of 90 mph on U.S. Highway 550. The...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound identified

A man found dead Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a wooded area in the 3000 block of County Road 126, about 13 miles southwest of Durango, was identified Thursday as 39-year-old Sean...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One person in serious condition after shooting near Ignacio

Two victims involved in a shooting Thursday night near Ignacio were recovering from their injuries Friday, according to the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, which is investigating the case. The tribe...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother killed in ATV crash south of Durango identified

The woman killed in an ATV crash Thursday south of Durango was identified as 35-year-old Lisa Roque of Arizona. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Roque was in Durango visiting relatives who...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother killed in ATV crash south of Durango

A 36-year-old mother was killed in an ATV crash Thursday afternoon in the 600 block of Camino Iglesia off La Posta Road (County Road 213), about 13 miles south of Durango. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement sets sights on new gun range

Law enforcement agencies in Southwest Colorado suffering from a lack of proper training grounds are looking for space for a new facility, an endeavor hamstrung by a lack of suitable land and money...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talkative sheriff’s deputy retires after 37 years

Dan Bender survived being shot at in Vietnam, a pipe explosion in Durango and being stranded in the rugged wilderness near Ouray. Perhaps equally impressive: He’s dealt with the news media for more...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attempted robbery suspect caught after 6-hour pursuit north of Bayfield

A La Plata County man was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted robbery, leading police on a 20-mile chase and a multi-hour foot pursuit north of Bayfield. Michael Fisher Wilson, 20, was being...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Naked man suspected of assault, burglary north of Durango

A naked man is suspected of breaking into a woman’s house, assaulting her and running from law enforcement Thursday in the Hermosa area, north of Durango. Vicente Lucero, 26, was arrested and taken...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead Friday was longtime Bayfield resident, La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy

The man found dead with a gunshot wound inside his burning home early Friday morning has been identified as Jeremiah Lee, according to Bruce Evans, chief of the Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine’s defense team seeks to bar media interviews

The defense team for Mark Redwine, who is accused of killing his son, made several motions in court Friday about the handling of evidence in his case, and the team also asked a judge to ban media...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gravesite found near construction site northeast of Durango

Law enforcement is investigating what appears to be a gravesite near a construction zone northeast of Durango. Construction workers found freshly placed flowers and a wooden cross with the dates...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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