Suicide

Man accused of sexual assault in Durango found dead

A Farmington man who was accused of sexually assaulting two children last month at the Durango Community Recreation Center has died by suicide, according to the Farmington Police Department.Fabine...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield teen found dead Monday

A 17-year-old girl died by suicide around 11:30 a.m. Monday in Bayfield, said La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith. Smith declined to identify the teenager Monday night, saying she wanted to protect...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Raft trip to support teen suicide prevention

Rafters will float the Animas River on Wednesday to help prevent teen suicide. Mild to Wild and First United Methodist Church will host the second annual Raft for Hope event to support counseling...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide prevention bill passes Colorado Legislature

A bill that will provide schools with grant funding for suicide prevention programs was approved by the state Legislature on the last day of the session this week. State Rep. Barbara McLachlan,...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One of two suicide-prevention bills may win approval

One measure to fund suicide prevention in schools failed in the Colorado Senate this week, but a similar measure could win approval before the state’s legislative session ends today. State Rep....

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing man found dead near Vallecito

A 21-year-old man from Gallup, New Mexico, who had been missing for several weeks, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday near Vallecito Lake, northeast of Durango,...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado bill would start grants for suicide prevention in schools

More suicide prevention funding could be available to school districts across the state if a bill pending in the Colorado Senate is approved. State Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, Sen. Don...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photos: A mental health Mardi Gras

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mental Health Mardi Gras to celebrate life, prevent suicide

The community will remember Escalante Middle School student Cody Ledford at a multifaceted event Wednesday, the one-year anniversary of his death by suicide. The gathering will feature a vigil for...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High students aim to end teen isolation

Bullying and feelings of isolation can follow teenagers home from school through social media, and students across La Plata County want that to end. “Some kids experience (post-traumatic stress...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suicide-prevention speaker will appear tonight via livestream

A suicide survivor who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge was scheduled to speak in person Monday night at Fort Lewis College but will instead appear via livestream. Kevin Hines was unable to make...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office investigating murder-suicide

The Archuleta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a murder-suicide in the Pagosa Lakes subdivision, about six miles north U.S. Highway 160 as it runs through Pagosa Springs. The Sheriff’s...

DATE: March 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News