Law enforcement

Southern Ute police officer cited with careless driving

The Colorado State Patrol on Saturday identified the Southern Ute Police Department deputy who was involved in a crash Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550, near Bondad. Matthew Gallegos, 28, of...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southern Ute police deputy involved in injury crash south of Durango

An on-duty Southern Ute Police Department officer was involved in an injury crash Thursday night on U.S. Highway 550 near Bondad. The two-car crash occurred about 10:35 p.m. and closed the highway...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency personnel respond to crash south of Towaoc

Emergency personnel responded to a dispatch call about a possible fatal crash on U.S. Highway 160 southwest of Towaoc just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Colorado State Patrol, Ute Mountain Ute Fire...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff investigates drugs after inmate hospitalized

After an inmate at La Plata County Jail had a medical incident on Saturday, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office started investigating drugs in the facility. “It was a medical condition that...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alcohol drives rise in traffic deaths in Colorado

Despite a growing stigma around drunken driving, the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths rose in Colorado in 2016. Last year, 608 people died on the road, marking a 10-year high, according to...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Deputies fatally shoot former deputy outside Colorado office

DENVER – Colorado sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a former deputy outside the agency’s headquarters after he pointed a gun toward them, officials said Monday. Former Deputy Mark Bidon parked in...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Attempted robbery suspect caught after 6-hour pursuit north of Bayfield

A La Plata County man was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted robbery, leading police on a 20-mile chase and a multi-hour foot pursuit north of Bayfield. Michael Fisher Wilson, 20, was being...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Halloween DUI blitz applies heat through Wednesday

Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and statewide law enforcement agencies will conduct a “Heat Is On” DUI enforcement period Friday through Wednesday to keep roads safe...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

PHILADELPHIA – The FBI hasn’t been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado bans solitary confinement for longer than 15 days

DENVER – Inmates in state prisons can’t be held in solitary confinement for more than 15 days, the Colorado Department of Corrections announced on Thursday in the latest effort to overhaul a...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ignacio School District discusses arming staff with guns

IGNACIO – Ignacio School District aims to ramp up school security after the enactment of the Claire Davis School Safety Act in June. A passionate group of more than 30 community members attended...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department wants to hear from you

The Durango Police Department wants feedback from residents about how best to serve the community during the next three to five years related to crime prevention, community engagement, traffic...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News