La Plata County Sheriff

Retired military vehicles see action during floods

Military surplus vehicles obtained by local law enforcement agencies give rural parades a little pep, but on occasion, they’re put to good use ending standoffs or assisting in other emergencies....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police chase through Durango ends in arrest outside Bayfield

A high-speed chase in Durango ended in a manhunt that resulted in the arrest of two individuals a few miles north of Bayfield on Saturday evening. Christopher Sowder, 24, and Dillon McCarthy, 23,...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Initial response to 416 Fire was critical to protecting homes

Chris Tipton, a fire management officer with the Columbine Forest District, spent the morning of June 1 at a firefighting briefing at Vallecito Lake discussing available firefighting resources and...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police destroy more than 200 guns held in evidence

More than 200 firearms locked in evidence at the Durango Police Department were pulverized earlier this month. The department sent the weapons to a gun-pulverizing company June 11 in Pueblo. A wide...

DATE: June 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Irongate residents among first to attack 416 Fire

Al Chione loves to watch the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train chug past his house several times a day north of Durango. But as a former volunteer firefighter, he is also keenly aware of the...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents near 358 Fire prepare to leave

Residents near the “358 Fire” were nervously preparing to evacuate Friday afternoon and watching the smoke from the blaze near Sunrise Lane and County Road 245, northeast of Durango. The fire was...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen police officers honored during memorial walk

Ten local law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since Colorado became a state in 1876 were remembered in Durango. A memorial walk in honor of the fallen officers took place Saturday...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents move into new camp

A new temporary camp for homeless residents is filling up west of downtown Durango near the base of Hogsback Mountain. Residents earlier this week set up tents and tarps for shade on the barren...

DATE: May 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unaffiliated voters will have their say in Colorado’s primary elections

Unaffiliated voters, who make up more than a third of registered voters in La Plata County, for the first time this year can participate in Colorado primary elections. [image2:mugshot]They will be...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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