Law enforcement

Sheriff investigates drugs after inmate hospitalized

After an inmate at La Plata County Jail had a medical incident on Saturday, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office started investigating drugs in the facility. “It was a medical condition that...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alcohol drives rise in traffic deaths in Colorado

Despite a growing stigma around drunken driving, the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths rose in Colorado in 2016. Last year, 608 people died on the road, marking a 10-year high, according to...

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

Deputies fatally shoot former deputy outside Colorado office

DENVER – Colorado sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a former deputy outside the agency’s headquarters after he pointed a gun toward them, officials said Monday. Former Deputy Mark Bidon parked in...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Attempted robbery suspect caught after 6-hour pursuit north of Bayfield

A La Plata County man was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted robbery, leading police on a 20-mile chase and a multi-hour foot pursuit north of Bayfield. Michael Fisher Wilson, 20, was being...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Halloween DUI blitz applies heat through Wednesday

Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and statewide law enforcement agencies will conduct a “Heat Is On” DUI enforcement period Friday through Wednesday to keep roads safe...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI couldn’t access nearly 7K devices because of encryption

PHILADELPHIA – The FBI hasn’t been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday, turning up the...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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

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