Law enforcement

Veteran officer Brett Deming named Fort Lewis College police chief

Brett Deming, a veteran officer of the Fort Lewis College Police and Parking Services Department, has been named chief of the agency after the retirement of Arnold Trujillo. “It’s a unique animal...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County family sues Colorado State Patrol for shooting dog

A La Plata County family filed a lawsuit this week against the Colorado State Patrol for shooting a pit bull in October, ultimately leading to the animal having to be euthanized because of its...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools look to enhance emergency drills

Law enforcement officers might become more involved in regular emergency drills held in Durango schools, offer critiques of top school administrators’ table-top emergency drills and maybe even...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

High speed car chase ends Saturday south of Hesperus

A high-speed car chase that reached speeds of 95 miles per hour ended Saturday night after the driver ran off the road about 8 miles south of Hesperus. According to Colorado State Patrol Cpt....

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

Homeless residents create council to govern themselves

Homeless campers living west of Durango have created a governing council and adopted 19 rules for themselves to give order and security to an otherwise disorderly community. Some of the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Death of cyclist in Dolores under investigation

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Mancos cyclist who apparently crashed his mountain bike in Dolores on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel were called to the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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