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DATE: May 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez woman gets seven years in prison for drug distribution

A Cortez woman charged with drug distribution has been sentenced to seven years with the Colorado Department of Corrections. In a plea bargain, Jordan D. Balfour, 27, also known as Jordan Lopez,...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man suspected of eluding law enforcement 56 days ago is captured

A Durango man suspected of leading law enforcement on a 100 mph chase and avoiding law enforcement for almost two months has been captured. Anthony Bowers, 49, was arrested Wednesday, 56 days after...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing money from last year? Sheriff’s Office may have found it

Saturday, April 7, 2018, was a fairly typical day in Southwest Colorado. The temperature rose to about 74 degrees in Durango. A brush fire raged near Towaoc. The Bayfield High School baseball team...

DATE: April 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protesters gather outside ICE’s Durango headquarters

About 40 protesters demanding an end to the targeting of immigrants in La Plata County stood outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s headquarters in Durango on Tuesday morning....

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shooting victim’s lawsuit against Southern Ute police dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a La Plata County man who claimed the Southern Ute Police Department acted negligently by shooting the man. Officer Patrick Joseph Backer shot...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police body cameras welcomed in Durango

Sometimes, it can take a while for national trends to reach Durango: Case in point, body cameras for law enforcement. The Durango Police Department deployed 46 body cameras earlier this year,...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Durango code enforcement buried in snow complaints

Durango’s Code Enforcement department has received so many complaints this month about sidewalks covered in snow or cars abandoned in snowbanks that it can’t keep up with them, according to city...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing hiker found in Canyons of the Ancients

A missing hiker was rescued after getting lost in a snowstorm in the Sand Canyon area Monday afternoon, said Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Deputies with the Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homelessness report casts critical light on Durango

The American Civil Liberties Union and National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty blasted the city of Durango in a report released last week that found the city has attempted to enforce its...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s lieutenant resigns after stealing food from crime scene

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant who serves as commander of the Southwest Drug Task Force will resign at the end of the month after allegedly stealing food from a crime scene while on...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-speed car chase ends in New Mexico

A high-speed car chase that started Friday in southern La Plata County ended in San Juan County, New Mexico, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll. The incident started about 11:30 a.m....

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

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