U.S. Attorney’s Office releases details about shooting death south of Durango

Nearly two months after the shooting death of George Sands, the U.S. Attorney’s Office on Thursday released details about the incident and said no criminal charges will be filed against the...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2021 | UPDATED: 3 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former deputy with Bayfield Marshal’s Office decertified for dishonesty

A former deputy with the Bayfield Marshal’s Office had his police certification revoked last week for misconduct during an internal administrative process earlier this year. The Colorado Peace...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Silverton undersheriff unbroken after several close calls

Before Steve Lowrance leaves for work, he sometimes tells his wife, “If for whatever reason I don’t make it back, just realize I always did what I thought was right.” Lowrance, undersheriff for the...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 550 partially closed south of Durango

Because of adverse weather, one lane of U.S. Highway 550 south of Durango closed Saturday afternoon. The northbound lane is closed from the New Mexico-Colorado border to Farmington Hill, the U.S....

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s deputy to dedicate time, resources to behavioral health

FARMINGTON – Thanks to a grant to help improve mental health wellness, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office created a new position for a dedicated behavioral health deputy. The position will be...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Family of man shot south of Durango left in the dark

The family of George Sands say they have been kept in the dark since the 53-year-old Durango man was fatally shot by a Southern Ute Indian tribal ranger more than two weeks ago. In fact, family...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement refuses to comment on shooting death south of Durango

More than a week after a La Plata County man was shot and killed south of Durango, law enforcement is mum about any of the details of the incident. The shooting was reported about 12:30 p.m. Nov....

DATE: Dec. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango vows to crack down on public health order violations

The city of Durango announced Friday it plans to crack down on pandemic-related public health violations at restaurants as tensions rise in the business community. Some restaurant owners announced...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Law enforcement investigates shooting south of Durango

Law enforcement was investigating a reported shooting Tuesday afternoon near Weaselskin Bridge, south of Durango. The incident was reported about 12:35 p.m. near the parking lot at Weaselskin...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Seven cars towed in middle of night from Purple Cliffs homeless camp

During the middle of the night, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office towed seven vehicles belonging to residents staying at the Purple Cliffs homeless camp south of downtown Durango. The Sheriff’s...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 enforcement: ‘It’s unsettled’ in Durango, statewide

Enforcement in the form of penalties for violators of COVID-19 restrictions “is not crystal clear,” said the leader of San Juan Basin Public Health. But Liane Jollon, SJBPH executive director, said...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police move toward reforming mental health response

Durango Police Department is aiming to launch a new pilot program in January that reforms how it responds to mental health-related incidents. The police department and Axis Health System are...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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