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Toddler killed, mom injured in crash on Highway 550

A toddler died and his mother was injured when their SUV rolled about 9 a.m. Friday in the 6500 block of U.S. Highway 550, north of the state line. Gabriella Gething, 19, was driving north when she...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Woman dies when vehicle rolls into waterway on Colorado 145

A 50-year-old Telluride woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The single-vehicle crash...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma sheriff’s office searches for missing Cortez man

A 31-year-old Cortez resident remains missing after more than a week of searching by law enforcement. According to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, Erick Hurley was last seen March 17, at...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative Roundup: Bill advances to toughen penalties for texting while driving

DENVER – On Tuesday, the two chambers of the state Legislature gave 18 bills a third reading, 24 a second reading, while 20 were scheduled for committee hearings. Floor work House Bill 1215, which...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative Roundup: Bill requiring citizenship for cops dies

DENVER – An attempt to add a U.S. citizenship requirement to become a peace officer in Colorado was killed Wedneday by Democrats. Senate Bill 120, which would have prohibited non-citizens from...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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A voice for children caught in the legal system

Some of the most vulnerable victims – children who have been abused or neglected – have new advocates in the 6th Judicial District, which includes Archuleta, San Juan and La Plata counties. Four...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bill encourages mental health support for law officers

DENVER – Legislators took a step Tuesday toward supporting police officers who suffer from stress-related illnesses and giving them the tools to assist the mentally ill. The state House Judiciary...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Statewide St. Patrick’s DUI blitz in effect March 10-20

The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will conduct “The Heat Is On” DUI enforcement from Friday to March 20 to keep Colorado roads safe...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County dog shot after killing neighbor’s goats

A white husky killed three goats and left three others so injured they had to be put down before the owner of the goats was forced to kill the dog last week in Montezuma County. The dogs owner,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Statewide Super Bowl DUI blitz to begin Friday

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in coordination with Colorado State Patrol and statewide law agencies, will conduct a “Heat Is On” DUI enforcement over Super Bowl weekend, from Friday to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Kiwanis Club will meet Jan. 19

The Kiwanis Club of Durango will meet at noon Thursday at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. The guest speaker will be La Plata County Sheriff Deputy Ryan Engle of the Southwest...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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La Plata County Sheriff’s Office joins blotter lineup

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has begun providing The Durango Herald with a summary of calls and incidents handled by the agency that will be summarized and included in “The Blotter,” which...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News