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Warrants for cellphones standard practice locally

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Wednesday that police must obtain a warrant before searching through mobile devices confiscated at the time of arrest. It certainly makes cases cleaner when...

DATE: June 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Helicopters buzz Durango on different missions

After locals sighted multiple helicopters Thursday, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that three helicopters flew through Durango airspace – on unrelated business. According to Dan...

DATE: June 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma sheriff candidate faced charges in California

The Montezuma County sheriff’s race heated up recently when Mike Steele announced he was throwing his hat into the ring. Steele made his intentions known in an April 8 email to the Cortez Journal,...

DATE: April 17, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s comeback campaign advances

Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell’s campaign for a second term moved forward Wednesday after filing enough petition signatures to make it onto the GOP primary ballot. Just after 8 p.m....

DATE: April 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Albuquerque police chief vows reforms

ALBUQUERQUE – A day after a protest over Albuquerque police shootings devolved into violence, the city’s new police chief Monday commended officers for showing restraint and said he is about to...

DATE: March 31, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Are protests against Albuquerque police shootings justified?

ALBUQUERQUE – Hundreds of protesters marched past riot police in Albuquerque on Sunday, days after a YouTube video emerged threatening retaliation for a recent deadly police shooting. The video,...

DATE: March 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Body cameras on hold for now

Imagine an uncomfortable encounter on a dark and desolate road: Individual vs. police officer. In this “he said, she said” situation, especially when allegations of abuse and violence come into...

DATE: March 26, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Looks like there may be a new sheriff in Montezuma County

Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell did not earn enough delegate votes during the Republican General Assembly Friday night to initially make it on to the party’s primary election ballot. He...

DATE: March 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ex-Montezuma undersheriff facing jail time

Former Montezuma County Undersheriff Robin Cronk pleaded guilty Thursday to public corruption charges. He’ll be sentenced May 28. Appearing before District Court Judge Todd Plewe, Cronk pleaded...

DATE: March 19, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sheriff’s office audio focuses on rumors

Audio recordings of Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell’s staff-member meetings reveal a department that has faced problems of rumors and performance. They also provide a glimpse into the...

DATE: March 3, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Should Montezuma Sheriff’s Office settle this case for $60K?

Two people arrested last summer by a Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy have requested a $60,000 settlement in an attempt to avoid litigation. The five-page settlement demand was sent by certified...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

First weeks of pot sales give insight

DENVER – Colorado’s marijuana experiment is going well, but there’s a lot of work to do regulating the newly legal drug, state regulators and lawmakers said Monday in a panel reviewing successes...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Regional News