Vigil held in Buckley Park to remember Daunte Wright

“Same problem, different day,” Tracy Jones told a crowd of about 70 people gathered in Buckley Park on Wednesday evening to remember Daunte Wright, a Black man who was shot and killed by a...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council, police chief oppose jail reform bill

Durango City Council voiced early opposition to a jail reform bill moving through the Colorado Legislature. The bill would change cash bail regulations for misdemeanors and nonviolent crimes and...

DATE: April 8, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities seek help finding La Plata County man missing for two months

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating an 18-year-old La Plata County man who has been missing for two months. Luke Starling walked away from the back deck of his home on Panorama...

DATE: April 5, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police on skis help keep the peace, but they’re more likely to lend a friendly mitten

VAIL – Detective Greg Schwartz spied a couple in need and skied up to them in front of the bright yellow “Slow Skiing” sign on Vail’s Northwoods run. “Can I take it for you?” he asked, reaching...

DATE: April 4, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police see uptick in graffiti citywide

The Durango Police Department is reporting an uptick in graffiti throughout city limits and is looking at new ways to catch potential suspects. “We have noticed an increase in graffiti,” said Cmdr....

DATE: March 31, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police launch new effort to address officers’ mental health

Cmdr. Rita Warfield, the highest-ranking female officer with the Durango Police Department, spent eight years as a detective focused on domestic violence and sexual assault. For the most part, she...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office purchases massage chairs for $20,000

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has spent nearly $20,000 on three massage chairs in an effort to help improve the physical and mental health of deputies, part of a larger effort launched in the...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 26 years, Cmdr. Rita Warfield hangs up her badge

Durango Police Cmdr. Rita Warfield, one of the city’s longest tenured police officers who championed retraining on domestic violence and sexual assault, will hang up her badge and gun after a...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police launch new approach to crisis response

Durango has changed the way it responds to mental health and other noncriminal emergencies. The Durango Police Department and Axis Health System teamed up to create CORE, or Co-Response Program,...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Scam targets over 1 million, including La Plata County’s sheriff and top prosecutor

There’s probably a pretty active scam going around when both your sheriff and district attorney report getting hit. La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith and 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian...

DATE: March 10, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez to consider purchase of new body cameras, Tasers for police

Cortez City Council will consider a five-year contract with Axon Enterprise next week to purchase equipment for the Police Department including 30 new body cameras, 30 new Tasers and an upgrade to...

DATE: March 7, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado State Patrol seeks reckless speeder who eluded police north of Durango

The Colorado State Patrol is trying to identify the driver who led them on a high-speed pursuit on U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango around noon Sunday. The driver fled on foot before law...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

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