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Suspects at non-fatal shooting receive reduced charges, probation

Two of three people who were arrested in connection with an attempted murder but faced significantly reduced charges, were sentenced Thursday to supervised probation. Prosecutors said Rex Nelson,...

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

Man sentenced to six years for sexual assault

A La Plata County man who sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint was sentenced Friday to six years in prison. Anthony “Izzy” Fitts, 19, was facing six to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immigration reform ‘caravan’ passes through Durango, Mancos

The experiences of four women living in sanctuary across Colorado, including one in Mancos, have helped lay the foundation for proposed immigration reforms. A small group of advocates protested...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police search for man accused of holding wife, children at gunpoint

Authorities are searching for a Durango man who is accused of kidnapping and holding at gunpoint six people – five of whom are children – in a car during a police chase Friday. Durango Police Sgt....

DATE: Sept. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police look for man who held 3 women at gunpoint in downtown Durango

The Durango Police Department is looking for a man who attempted to rob three women at gunpoint in downtown Durango on Wednesday. The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. in the east alley of the 900...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Michael Jones convicted of first-degree murder

A Texas man who shot and killed another man in a marijuana robbery was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Michael Jones, 20, will spend the rest of his life in prison as a result of the...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judge finds Damron competent to stand trial for mother’s murder

Montezuma County District Court Judge Todd Plewe on Wednesday ruled that Jeremiah Paul Damron was competent to stand trial for the murder of his mother, whose body was found beaten and burned in...

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

Durango business, nonprofit honored for improving accessibility

After Kevin Brennan, the owner of five Exxon gas stations in Durango, was sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act last year, he took the opportunity to do some remodeling. “It wasn’t...

DATE: July 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Good Charlotte to headline benefit concert for 5 slain

NEW YORK – The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-based rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom. Mayor...

DATE: July 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Music

Cortez man leads police on Fourth of July ATV chase

A barefoot, shirtless man doused in lighter fluid and driving an ATV led police and deputies on a brief chase Wednesday afternoon. The Fourth of July incident started about 4 p.m., when Cortez...

DATE: July 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff to investigate fatal McElmo Canyon shootout

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is still waiting on results of a federal investigation into an officer-involved shootout in McElmo Canyon in February that left one man dead. But Sheriff Steve...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graffiti found at three locations in Durango

Police are investigating three incidents of graffiti that appeared in Durango. The Durango Police Department responded to two reports of graffiti on buildings early Thursday morning. They...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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