Law enforcement

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

Investigation rules out homicide in Mancos woman’s death

The death of a Mancos woman whose body was found in Summit Lake on May 12 was likely an accident, according to investigators at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. An autopsy was performed...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

River walk: Saturday’s event a perfect time to honor local law enforcement past and present

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. The week in which it falls every year – this week for 2017 – is recognized as National...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Toddler killed, mom injured in crash on Highway 550

A toddler died and his mother was injured when their SUV rolled about 9 a.m. Friday in the 6500 block of U.S. Highway 550, north of the state line. Gabriella Gething, 19, was driving north when she...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies when vehicle rolls into waterway on Colorado 145

A 50-year-old Telluride woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a Wednesday morning crash in San Miguel County, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis. The single-vehicle crash...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma sheriff’s office searches for missing Cortez man

A 31-year-old Cortez resident remains missing after more than a week of searching by law enforcement. According to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, Erick Hurley was last seen March 17, at...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative Roundup: Bill advances to toughen penalties for texting while driving

DENVER – On Tuesday, the two chambers of the state Legislature gave 18 bills a third reading, 24 a second reading, while 20 were scheduled for committee hearings. Floor work House Bill 1215, which...

DATE: March 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative Roundup: Bill requiring citizenship for cops dies

DENVER – An attempt to add a U.S. citizenship requirement to become a peace officer in Colorado was killed Wedneday by Democrats. Senate Bill 120, which would have prohibited non-citizens from...

DATE: March 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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