Law enforcement

A voice for children caught in the legal system

Some of the most vulnerable victims – children who have been abused or neglected – have new advocates in the 6th Judicial District, which includes Archuleta, San Juan and La Plata counties. Four...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill encourages mental health support for law officers

DENVER – Legislators took a step Tuesday toward supporting police officers who suffer from stress-related illnesses and giving them the tools to assist the mentally ill. The state House Judiciary...

DATE: March 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide St. Patrick’s DUI blitz in effect March 10-20

The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will conduct “The Heat Is On” DUI enforcement from Friday to March 20 to keep Colorado roads safe...

DATE: March 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County dog shot after killing neighbor’s goats

A white husky killed three goats and left three others so injured they had to be put down before the owner of the goats was forced to kill the dog last week in Montezuma County. The dogs owner,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide Super Bowl DUI blitz to begin Friday

The Colorado Department of Transportation, in coordination with Colorado State Patrol and statewide law agencies, will conduct a “Heat Is On” DUI enforcement over Super Bowl weekend, from Friday to...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kiwanis Club will meet Jan. 19

The Kiwanis Club of Durango will meet at noon Thursday at Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave. The guest speaker will be La Plata County Sheriff Deputy Ryan Engle of the Southwest...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office joins blotter lineup

The La Plata County Sheriff’s Office has begun providing The Durango Herald with a summary of calls and incidents handled by the agency that will be summarized and included in “The Blotter,” which...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DUI enforcement period begins Friday

Increased enforcement statewide begins Friday to crack down on drunken or drugged drivers during the holiday weekend. The special enforcement effort, announced by the Colorado State Patrol and the...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Man held at gunpoint after threatening officers with knife

A man was arrested on suspicion of threatening a peace officer with a weapon after two police officers reported that he threatened them with a knife early Thursday outside the Durango Police...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Albuquerque police shooting case to get review

ALBUQUERQUE – An independent team of prosecutors from around New Mexico will comb over evidence and testimony from the case involving two former Albuquerque police officers accused in the 2014...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Increase in parking fines will help pay for transit

City parking tickets could hit your wallet much harder in 2017. After a decision by the Durango City Council this winter, all parking fines will go up Jan. 15. The council opted to increase...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Women in blue

Durango policewoman Rita Warfield wears a bullet-proof vest and men’s clothing to work everyday. The bullet-proof vest keeps her safe; the men’s attire is a reminder she works in a male-dominated...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News