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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

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Suicide-prevention effort begins

Reeling from a string of recent deaths, a coalition of local health advocates, school representatives and others gathered Wednesday night to start taking action on the longstanding issue of...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Meeting tonight at Durango High School to discuss suicide prevention

A meeting Wednesday night at the Durango High School library will discuss suicide in society, and how the community can come together to prevent it. “It’s about working together with the community...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Two men found dead in separate incidents

Two Durango men were found dead Friday in apparent suicides, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. The first incident was reported around 2 a.m. in the 200 block of East Seventh Avenue in...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Park Elementary teacher’s death ruled a suicide

Park Elementary school teacher Beth Brunso’s Dec. 26 death has been ruled a suicide, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith confirmed. Brunso, 48, reportedly ingested psychoactive drugs on Dec. 25, and...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Schools, community building support for depressed youth

When a teenager dies by suicide, it makes news. What isn’t making as much news are the efforts area schools and community organizations are pursuing to ensure kids have access to the support...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Community rallies to discuss school bullying

Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin on Thursday told participants in a community meeting that school policies must adjust to the dangers of bullying. Nowlin, whose granddaughter took her own...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Pagosa Springs woman dies in Durango detox

A 33-year-old Pagosa Springs woman died by suicide Friday night at the detox center run by Axis Health System. Amanda Christensen was found shortly after 5:30 p.m. in a showering facility at Detox...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Miller Middle School responds to student’s death

Miller Middle School notified families Tuesday that one of its students had died, and offered various support services through the week. The student, who died by suicide late Monday or early...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Deaths jolt Montezuma schools

Two juveniles’ deaths in recent weeks, one from Cortez and one from Dolores, are being investigated as probable suicides, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office . One death occurred in...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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High suicide rate plagues La Plata County

LA PLATA COUNTY – The river gallops past ghost towns and plunges through canyons of quiet before tumbling into the old mining town of Durango. Legend has it that the Spanish christened these waters...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News