Law enforcement

Ignacio shooting suspect in custody

A suspect is in custody in connection with an alleged shooting Wednesday in Ignacio, said Town Manager Mark Garcia. Garcia said the shooting near downtown prompted an immediate and heavy police...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Police Department marks 20th anniversary of Dale Claxton’s death

The day after Memorial Day, Cortez police officers honored a fallen comrade in a small ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of Dale Claxton’s death. Claxton died May 29, 1998, in a shootout...

DATE: May 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Marshal’s Office named Colorado Law Enforcement Agency of Excellence

The Bayfield Marshal’s Office received the Colorado Law Enforcement Agency of Excellence Award last week at a dinner honoring local law enforcement in Bayfield. “What really stood out to us was the...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma sheriff seizes 18 ‘emaciated’ horses north of Cortez

Eighteen “emaciated” horses on a property north of Cortez have been seized by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and transported to a sanctuary for rehabilitation. On April 11, agriculture...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Distractions are leading cause of fatal crashes in Southwest Colorado

Distracted driving is the leading cause of fatal car crashes in Southwest Colorado, said State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. So far this year, three out of five fatal car crashes in Southwest...

DATE: April 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police engage residents to build trust

Encounters with the law can be stressful or scary, including interacting with an officer in blue, whose duty it is to keep people safe. As a result, police departments across the country are taking...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community explores safety at Durango High School

A new security system, additional security officers and a closed campus were among a slew of ideas that Durango High School staff members, students and parents explored during an open forum...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cyclist-driver conflicts ramp up with warmer weather

Conflicts between cyclists and drivers are on the rise as the weather improves and the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic approaches, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Chris Burke. ...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department to add four-legged officer to force

The Durango Police Department will add a four-legged officer to its force this summer. Cmdr. Jacob Dunlop said the canine is expected to hit the streets by mid-June. “It will be working more of an...

DATE: March 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two Cortez men get into a fight with a cat; one is injured

A Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy responded Monday to a report that a man had gone to the hospital after being attacked by a house cat. According to the incident report by patrol deputy John...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper signs Nowlin’s pet project – a police horse protection bill

A police horse protection bill conceived by Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 7. The bill – Crime of Cruelty to Certified Police Working...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police address transient issues, among others, at town hall

A small group of Durango residents told the police chief Monday night that more needs to be done to address Durango’s homeless population. There are no easy answers, Chief Kamran Afzal told about...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News