La Plata County Sheriff

Sheriff’s Office evicts dozens of homeless residents west of Durango

About 40 homeless people camping west of Durango were told Wednesday by the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office they have 48 hours to move. Deputies “tagged” camps and informed campers of the eviction...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sean Smith wins second term as La Plata County sheriff

La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith won re-election Tuesday after taking a sizable lead against his Republican opponent, Charles Hamby, according to unofficial election results. “We’re looking...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

5 things you should know before Election Day

The midterm elections are coming up Tuesday, with a loaded ballot where Colorado voters will decide on a new governor, as well as several other state and locally elected positions. Here is some...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff candidate raised and spent more than others in three county races

Charles Hamby, the Republican challenger seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff, by far raised and spent the most this election out of all local candidates, according to the last campaign...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Spending ramps up in latest campaign finance disclosures

Candidates running for local and state elected offices filed campaign finance reports Tuesday to disclose how much they raised and spent from July 22 to Oct. 11. In the county, the ballot will...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff candidates tout experience and emphasize leadership abilities

The three candidates running for La Plata County Sheriff have different ideas about how the department has functioned in the past four years and what should be done to make the region safer for its...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juvenile detention center remains shuttered in Durango, with no new contractor

A juvenile detention center in Durango remains closed almost two months after the Colorado Department of Human Services suspended the license of Rite of Passage, the private company contracted to...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two suspects remain at-large after fleeing from police in car, on foot

Two suspects who led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in a stolen car and eventually a foot pursuit in the Bayfield area remained at-large Tuesday, law enforcement officials say. La Plata...

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

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office tightens belt during lean times

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office, like many other county departments, operates year-to-year on a declining budget. But innovative funding and careful cuts have kept the Sheriff’s Office under...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County residents targeted by phone scam

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and its constituents are once again the target of a scamming ploy to get people to give up their “hard earned money,” officials say. Deputy Adrian O’Haver said...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local law enforcement changes fingerprinting guidelines

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office and Durango Police Department will no longer offer fingerprinting services for anything other than concealed weapons permits and court-ordered fingerprints. ...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s candidates spar about turnover, morale, homelessness

Two challengers seeking to be the next La Plata County sheriff criticized turnover, low morale and the treatment of homelessness during the past four years. Candidates for three contested races in...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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