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Durango district warns of student exposure to destructive media

DENVER – Durango School District 9-R has sent a letter to staff and parents to thank them for their involvement in the suicide prevention summit and to warn about two issues that have gained...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango mom hopes ‘I Am Loved’ buttons will help community heal

A Durango mother ordered 1,000 buttons to distribute to the public in an effort to impact mental health in the community after a student at her daughter’s middle school recently died by suicide....

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan Basin health developing action plan to reduce suicides

A campaign to reduce the stigma around mental illness and creation of support groups and suicide prevention awareness programs are likely to be part of a new community action plan to reduce...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Suicide prevention summit draws hundreds

More than 800 people attended a suicide prevention summit Thursday focused on gathering feedback from the community about its needs and training attendees about how talk to someone who may be...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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High suicide rate in La Plata County spawns prevention summit

In response to the region’s high suicide rate, San Juan Basin Public Health is holding a summit Thursday to gather information about the community’s needs and offer suicide intervention training....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango boy, 14, who was found dead in home is identified

A 14-year-old Durango boy who was found dead Tuesday at his home south of Durango has been identified as Cody Ledford, a student at Escalante Middle School. Cody’s death is being investigated as a...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango woman, 22, found dead at home

A 22-year-old Durango woman was found dead Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Bender. Around 3 p.m., sheriff’s...

DATE: May 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Family, friends remember kindness of Maté Exchange founder

Giancarlo Vigil, a Fort Lewis College graduate who founded the Matè Exchange, will be remembered by family and friends for his inexhaustible positivity and the kindness he brought to each and every...

DATE: April 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Team Rubicon in Durango runs 5k to raise awareness about PTSD

About 25 runners and walkers braved the morning chill Saturday in Durango to participate in a 5k run to support veterans, especially those battling post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. It...

DATE: April 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Gunshot victim in Durango West II identified

A 32-year-old Durango man appears to have died by suicide Sunday in the Durango West II subdivision, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. The man was identified as Jason Alan Richards. Richards...

DATE: March 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Epic Day shows Bayfield students how to care for each other

After Thomas Thode’s father died serving in the military, his family became isolated from each other. Thomas spent lots of time in his room, while the community held memorials and made T-shirts and...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Suicide suspected in Durango man’s death

A Durango man died by apparent suicide Tuesday afternoon at his home in the Grandview area. Mark John Warwick, 61, suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the 800 block of County Road 233, west...

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