Will CU be the first in Colorado to defund police?

Massive protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death led to legislation to curb police brutality in Colorado. But two high-profile efforts to “defund” or reshape police departments and security...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield brewery has liquor license suspended for violation

The state of Colorado ordered Bottom Shelf Brewery in Bayfield to close for 10 days after an investigation linked a liquor violation at the brewery to a fatal car crash in January. The Colorado...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner met with Aurora police before Elijah McClain’s cause of death was determined

The pathologist who performed the autopsy of Elijah McClain told the Adams County coroner that the manner of death “may be undetermined” – rather than a homicide – before he had reviewed complete...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents rally in support of grocery store’s free-choice mask policy

Farmers Fresh Market supporters rallied outside the Ignacio grocery store Saturday in a show of support for the store’s free-choice mask-wearing policies. The store has received a legal warning...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Farmington officer charged after altercation with student

A former Farmington Police Department officer has been charged with multiple counts of battery and one count of felony child abuse stemming from his use of force on an 11-year-old girl at Mesa View...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio thumbs nose at mask order

Farmers Fresh Market in Ignacio says it won’t require face coverings for customers or staff members – despite a warning of legal action by La Plata County agencies. At Farmers Fresh, employees and...

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

Durango man drives Jeep into home near Purgatory Resort

Colorado State Patrol said a green, 1993 Jeep drove over a cliff and then crashed into a house Saturday afternoon near Purgatory Resort. The driver, a 52-year-old Durango man, suffered minor to no...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police officers quit over accountability law

A new law meant to enhance accountability in law enforcement in Colorado has caused at least two officers to leave their positions at the Durango Police Department, and several others to take time...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are we receptive to police reforms in Southwest Colorado?

On the corner of East 12th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, flowers, signs and memorabilia create a memorial for victims of police violence. The corner has seen marches, vigils and discussions...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armed man arrested after 50-mile chase north of Durango

An armed man has been arrested on suspicion of leading law enforcement on a 50-mile chase over two mountain passes from Silverton to Hermosa with speeds reaching 97 mph. After eluding two sets of...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield mourns passing of Jim Harrington, former town marshal

Jim Harrington, who died June 6, was a tall man – both literally and as a figure in the law enforcement community, town of Bayfield and La Plata County. “It seemed like at least a good head above...

DATE: June 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man sentenced for looting on Canyons of Ancients National Monument

A Cortez man was sentenced Wednesday for damaging a ceremonial ancestral Puebloan archaeological site in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and removing artifacts. Lonnie Shadrick Winbourn,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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