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Former Montezuma deputy pleads guilty on misconduct charge

Former Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Adam Alcon has pleaded guilty on to a charge of official misconduct, according to a statement released Friday by Deputy District Attorney Sheena...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Attorney general announces indictment of largest marijuana drug ring in state history

DENVER – State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced indictments and the take-down of an illegal marijuana grow operation that generated millions of dollars by sending thousands of pounds of...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Did lawmakers crackdown on texting while driving? It’s complicated

DENVER – “Texting while driving is dangerous behavior, stop it.” State Sen. Lois Court, D-Denver, said that is the message a new law cracking down on distracted driving was intended to deliver. But...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Summer DUI crackdown active through June 26

With the onset of summer, a statewide “Heat Is On” drunken driving enforcement campaign is underway through June 26 by Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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More than 5,000 drivers cited from Click It or Ticket campaign

Ninety agencies from the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement cited 5,505 drivers from May 22 to June 4 during statewide “Click It or Ticket”...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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13 ticketed for trespassing in closed wildlife areas around Durango

The number of violations for people illegally entering closed wildlife areas was down in the past year, but so too were the number of law enforcement officers and, consequently, patrols to find...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Investigation rules out homicide in Mancos woman’s death

The death of a Mancos woman whose body was found in Summit Lake on May 12 was likely an accident, according to investigators at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. An autopsy was performed...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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River walk: Saturday’s event a perfect time to honor local law enforcement past and present

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The week in which it falls every year – this week for 2017 – is recognized as National...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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Toddler killed, mom injured in crash on Highway 550

A toddler died and his mother was injured when their SUV rolled about 9 a.m. Friday in the 6500 block of U.S. Highway 550, north of the state line. Gabriella Gething, 19, was driving north when she...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Woman dies when vehicle rolls into waterway on Colorado 145

A 50-year-old Telluride woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The single-vehicle crash...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma sheriff’s office searches for missing Cortez man

A 31-year-old Cortez resident remains missing after more than a week of searching by law enforcement. According to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, Erick Hurley was last seen March 17, at...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News