Former La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy sentenced for careless driving causing death

A former La Plata County Sheriff’s deputy is serving a 10-day jail sentence as punishment for a crash that killed Greg Ryder, a longtime, regular performer at the Diamond Belle Saloon and The...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Safe Sister takes on women’s self-defense in La Plata County

BAYFIELD – Women yell loudly as they deliver punches to pads held by instructors – shouts that include, “That’s my purse!” or “Back off!” or a series of expletives. The idea is to distract would-be...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County passes $51.4 million budget for 2020

The Montezuma County budget jumped for 2020, with additional expenditures going toward paving roads, infrastructure projects and law enforcement. On Dec. 17, county commissioners approved a $51.3...

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

Two-vehicle crash kills one, injures another south of Cortez

A two-vehicle crash killed one man Tuesday south of Cortez on U.S. 160/491, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office. The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. and involved a white Ram...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retired Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane dies

Newly retired Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane, a beloved and respected law enforcement leader who served as Cortez chief for 39 years, died Friday afternoon. Lane, 75, had been undergoing treatments...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez reaches settlement in French case

The city of Cortez has agreed to pay $200,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a family who sued the city and several police officers over the arrest of Shane French at his home in 2014. The cash...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio students likely expelled after bringing pellet gun onto school bus

Two Ignacio High School students will likely be expelled after bringing a pellet gun onto a school bus Wednesday afternoon. No students were in danger during the incident, said Kathy Pokorney,...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundred Club provides 16 scholarships to college students

Sixteen children of law enforcement officers and emergency responders earned scholarships from the Hundred Club this year, a record for the nonprofit that was set up after the 1974 downtown Durango...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County supports more law enforcement

Montezuma County Commissioners chose to augment public safety Tuesday with a preliminary approval to increase the sheriff’s 2020 budget for additional patrol and jail deputies. During a budget...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two volunteers accused of embezzling from San Juan County, N.M., fire department

FARMINGTON – Two volunteers with the San Juan County, N.M., Fire Department are accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the county, according to county officials. Zachary Trujillo and Kyrie...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Man arrested in shooting south of Cortez

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and faces charges of attempted murder, after a gunshot fired early Friday morning sent Nicholas Posey to the hospital, according to the Montezuma County...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man stands trial for alleged sexual assault of 8-year-old girl

A Pagosa Springs man’s trial began this week after he was arrested in June 2018 for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Bayfield. According to authorities, Rodney Keller, 53, was...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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