Law enforcement

U.S. advances case against four defendants in Montezuma County pot raid

The U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to obtain and sell three properties connected to a large marijuana raid last year in Montezuma County and has offered one of the four defendants a plea deal in...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s lieutenant shoots himself in leg

A La Plata County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant seriously injured himself during firearms training last week. Lt. Gary Boudreau accidentally shot himself in the leg during a training session with a...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating woman’s death

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a woman’s death as a possible homicide. The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a deceased woman about 4:45 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio, regional law enforcement face recruitment challenges

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are facing recruitment challenges, and the struggle is no different across Southwest Colorado. It’s not uncommon for regional departments to have open positions....

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Paying tribute

DATE: July 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rifle-proof vests gifted to Durango Police Department

Durango Police Department received a gift this week it hopes to never use. Shield 616 , a nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs that provides all-day rifle protection for first...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: Law enforcement graduation

DATE: May 18, 2019 | 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

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