Law enforcement

Colorado bans solitary confinement for longer than 15 days

DENVER – Inmates in state prisons can’t be held in solitary confinement for more than 15 days, the Colorado Department of Corrections announced on Thursday in the latest effort to overhaul a...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ignacio School District discusses arming staff with guns

IGNACIO – Ignacio School District aims to ramp up school security after the enactment of the Claire Davis School Safety Act in June. A passionate group of more than 30 community members attended...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Police Department wants to hear from you

The Durango Police Department wants feedback from residents about how best to serve the community during the next three to five years related to crime prevention, community engagement, traffic...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Concerns raised about arrests at suburban St. Louis protest

ST. LOUIS – Several elected officials and faith leaders on Monday called for an investigation into the way police arrested and incarcerated protesters at a suburban St. Louis mall, with many...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

7 Albuquerque officers earned $124K or more

ALBUQUERQUE – Seven Albuquerque beat police officers were among the city’s top 25 salary earners last year and made more than the mayor thanks to overtime, according to an analysis by The...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Permanent homeless camp idea in Durango faces management hurdle

Finding an organization to oversee a permanent homeless camp in Durango has proved challenging, city staff told the Durango City Council Tuesday. Thus far, nonprofits focused on serving homeless...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Montezuma deputy pleads guilty on misconduct charge

Former Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Adam Alcon has pleaded guilty on to a charge of official misconduct, according to a statement released Friday by Deputy District Attorney Sheena...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Attorney general announces indictment of largest marijuana drug ring in state history

DENVER – State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced indictments and the take-down of an illegal marijuana grow operation that generated millions of dollars by sending thousands of pounds of...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Did lawmakers crackdown on texting while driving? It’s complicated

DENVER – “Texting while driving is dangerous behavior, stop it.” State Sen. Lois Court, D-Denver, said that is the message a new law cracking down on distracted driving was intended to deliver. But...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Summer DUI crackdown active through June 26

With the onset of summer, a statewide “Heat Is On” drunken driving enforcement campaign is underway through June 26 by Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law...

DATE: June 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 5,000 drivers cited from Click It or Ticket campaign

Ninety agencies from the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement cited 5,505 drivers from May 22 to June 4 during statewide “Click It or Ticket”...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

13 ticketed for trespassing in closed wildlife areas around Durango

The number of violations for people illegally entering closed wildlife areas was down in the past year, but so too were the number of law enforcement officers and, consequently, patrols to find...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News