After 45 years, have race relations improved in Farmington?

In summer 1974, Farmington was engulfed in racial justice protests after teenagers murdered three Navajo men. This summer, with racial justice movements spreading across the nation, government...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio police offer an inside look at de-escalation training

IGNACIO – Amid nationwide protests calling for police reform, the Ignacio Police Department offered an inside look at law enforcement training: a choose-your-own-adventure simulator with laser guns...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department takes action on community outreach

The Durango Police Department is launching a new policing-focused community advisory committee with the goal of bringing unheard voices to the table. The police department has been ramping up its...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Redwine’s defense attorneys try – and fail – again to delay upcoming trial

Mark Redwine’s defense attorneys tried once again Thursday to delay the Vallecito man’s upcoming trial – to no avail. Redwine, who is accused of killing his 13-year-old son, Dylan, in 2012, is on...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

DA’s Office disqualified from prosecuting Bayfield child sex assault case

The 6th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has been disqualified from further prosecuting a Pagosa Springs man accused of child sex assault after District Attorney Christian Champagne broke a...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police reforms begin to take root in La Plata County

La Plata County law enforcement agencies say they are well on their way to meeting new police reform policies passed by the Colorado Legislature in June. The reform law was prompted by the deaths...

DATE: Sept. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango weighs culturally appropriate names for Horse Gulch trails

As the city of Durango prepares to update trail signs at Horse Gulch, city staff members are asking for input on trail names. Some names need to be re-examined, according to the city’s Community...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Top prosecutor says he’ll focus on restorative justice, racial inequality

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne, who is running uncontested in November’s election, said during the next four years he plans to continue working on restorative justice...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Top prosecutor says he’ll focus on restorative justice, racial inequality

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne, who is running uncontested in November’s election, said during the next four years he plans to continue working on restorative justice...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

For 25 years, Carol Little has helped victims of crime

Victims of crime not only have to suffer the trauma of the offense itself, but often are required to take part in the ensuing court process, which holds its own confusion, stress and sometimes...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enforcement stalls against Ignacio grocer accused of ignoring COVID-19 rules

Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio still doesn’t require face coverings, a violation of state law, but local agencies’ enforcement efforts seem to have stalled. In July, La Plata County public health...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former employee sues Los Pinos Fire in Ignacio for discrimination

Rachael Harrington-Sanchez started as a firefighter and medic with the Los Pinos Fire Protection District in December 2015. It was her first full-time firefighting job, and she was excited. Almost...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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