Sexual assault

Hundreds gather for Durango’s #MeToo rally against sexual violence

Merkin Karr was 19 years old when she found herself in an abusive relationship, but for many years, she refused to believe she was a victim. “I thought that smart, strong women like me don’t have...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 19 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango #MeToo March and Rally speakers share text of their speeches

More than 300 people gathered in Buckley Park on Saturday morning as part of the first Durango #MeToo March and Rally to speak out against sexual assault. Retired Navy Capt. Gail Harris introduced...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual violence perpetrated most against Native Americans

The current national conversation about sexual assault is incomplete without discussing violence against Native American women. Often in Native communities, a mother will teach her child what to do...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bystander intervention is critical to stopping sexual assault

Life is busy, and it is easy to become distracted or overwhelmed by what events are taking place around us. It is especially easy when something does not affect us personally, right here and right...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Let us unlearn rape culture and embrace consent culture

In Durango, we all agree that rape is wrong. We just cannot agree what rape is. We treat as normal behavior many forms of sexual assault. We only recognize as rape the kinds of sexualized traumas...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI seeks potential sex abuse victims on reservation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The FBI is casting a wide net for potential victims of sexual abuse by a man who lives on a remote Arizona reservation world-renowned for its blue-green waterfalls. Fydel Jones...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What can you do for someone who has been sexually assaulted?

“I’ve been raped.” It’s hard to hear. It’s even harder to go through. Now, we are seeing a shift in society for people to openly talk about their experiences with sexual assault. People from...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New survey reveals how common sexual assault is

From Hollywood to newsrooms to college campuses, the recent accounts of sexual harassment and assault by prominent men have been as horrifying as they have been unyielding. That dozens of women...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Sexual Assault Services Organization’s advocacy work is vital to helping victims – and the community – heal

Sexual assault is a topic that recently has been heard or seen everywhere – on the morning radio, in newspapers and magazines, at the movies, at the dinner table and more. It’s a local problem as...

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

Pagosa Springs cold case murder suspect granted new trial

A truck driver from Lamar who was convicted for the 1988 murder of a Pagosa Springs woman and sentenced to 46 years in prison was granted a retrial by a state appeals court Wednesday. The Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sexual assault suspects face life in prison

Three men suspected of sexually assaulting a woman after threatening her with a gun could spend the rest of their lives in prison if found guilty of felony sex assault. The charges were filed...

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

Harvey Weinstein sues former company over emails, records

NEW YORK – Disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein sued his former company on Thursday, seeking access to emails, his personnel file and other records he contends may exonerate him from multiple...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World