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Pagosa Springs man shot by Durango police had criminal history

A 34-year-old Pagosa Springs man who died in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday in Durango had an extensive criminal history and was recently released from prison early because of...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 8 hours 7 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

House Democrats pass police reform bill; Tipton votes against it

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Democrat-supported George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 236-181 on a largely partisan vote Thursday. The vote occured after Republican leaders...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police detain group in Gallup suspected of Durango crime spree

Multiple people were being questioned Wednesday in connection with an overnight crime spree in which at least 10 Durango-area residents were targeted for theft. Stolen items included tools,...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in Animas River identified

A man found dead in the Animas River on Tuesday has been identified as a 31-year-old La Plata County resident. La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Michael Flanagan was found dead around 4:30...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor signs sweeping police accountability bill into law

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday signed Colorado’s sweeping police accountability bill, passed in the wake of George Floyd’s death, into law, calling it a necessary and positive step toward healing the...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Are we receptive to police reforms in Southwest Colorado?

On the corner of East 12th Street and Main Avenue in Durango, flowers, signs and memorabilia create a memorial for victims of police violence. The corner has seen marches, vigils and discussions...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. law enforcement responds to nationwide calls for reform

FARMINGTON – Advocates across the state and country are demanding police reforms, including a ban on the use of chokeholds, with some pushing to defund police departments in favor of community...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Colorado’s legislature heats up, with spate of controversial bills

Three F-words were supposed to define the last three weeks of the legislative session, a down-to-business, do-what’s-necessary lawmaking term that followed a two-month halt because of coronavirus....

DATE: June 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

33-year-old man found dead along banks of Animas River

A 33-year-old man living homeless in Durango was found dead along the banks of the Animas River early Thursday, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said. Around midnight, a report came into...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield petition moves to ban Confederate flag from parades

A petition against the Confederate flag float that occasionally appears in Bayfield’s Fourth of July parade has gathered about 3,400 signatures of support ... and counting. Two Bayfield residents,...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Authorities unable to locate parents of stillborn baby found in October

Authorities have been unable to locate the parents of a stillborn baby found last October northwest of Durango. “We never found the family,” said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. On Oct. 19, a...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds in Farmington and Durango protest for end to police violence

FARMINGTON – “I can’t breathe,” yelled a crowd of more than 400 people in Farmington on Monday. The Justice for George Floyd protest brought out hundreds of people along Main Street in front of the...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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