Law enforcement

Hickenlooper signs Nowlin’s pet project – a police horse protection bill

A police horse protection bill conceived by Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin was signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 7. The bill – Crime of Cruelty to Certified Police Working...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police address transient issues, among others, at town hall

A small group of Durango residents told the police chief Monday night that more needs to be done to address Durango’s homeless population. There are no easy answers, Chief Kamran Afzal told about...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school superintendent discourages student walkout over gun violence

Concerns about safety are leading Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger to recommend that parents discourage their children’s participation in a national student walkout about...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One suspect dies after shootout with Montezuma deputies

One suspect died in a shootout with a Montezuma County Sheriff deputy Thursday afternoon near the Utah border. Two others were arrested. There were no reports of injured deputies. Montezuma County...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mesa County deputy featured in ‘The Grand Tour’ show

A Mesa County deputy got his 15 minutes of fame this month when he and his patrol car were featured in an episode of a internationally watched British reality show. In April 2017, the makers of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

9-year-old boy killed in crash involving school bus south of Durango

A 9-year-old boy was killed in a traffic crash Wednesday south of Durango that involved four vehicles, including a Durango School District 9-R bus, said Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veteran officer Brett Deming named Fort Lewis College police chief

Brett Deming, a veteran officer of the Fort Lewis College Police and Parking Services Department, has been named chief of the agency after the retirement of Arnold Trujillo. “It’s a unique animal...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County family sues Colorado State Patrol for shooting dog

A La Plata County family filed a lawsuit this week against the Colorado State Patrol for shooting a pit bull in October, ultimately leading to the animal having to be euthanized because of its...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools look to enhance emergency drills

Law enforcement officers might become more involved in regular emergency drills held in Durango schools, offer critiques of top school administrators’ table-top emergency drills and maybe even...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

High speed car chase ends Saturday south of Hesperus

A high-speed car chase that reached speeds of 95 miles per hour ended Saturday night after the driver ran off the road about 8 miles south of Hesperus. According to Colorado State Patrol Cpt....

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Homeless residents create council to govern themselves

Homeless campers living west of Durango have created a governing council and adopted 19 rules for themselves to give order and security to an otherwise disorderly community. Some of the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Death of cyclist in Dolores under investigation

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Mancos cyclist who apparently crashed his mountain bike in Dolores on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency personnel were called to the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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