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

Suicide survivor Kevin Hines to share his story with Durango

A suicide survivor who jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge will share his story in Durango next week. Kevin Hines jumped in 2000 after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It was a decision he...

DATE: March 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Share the Light’ program raises money for suicide prevention

Durango High School senior Brooke Buccowich wants everyone to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long or dark it might seem. To help raise money for suicide...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, friends recall victims of suicide in ‘Survivors’ film

Friends and family of suicide victims share memories of their loved ones, the grief they feel and thoughts about suicide prevention in a recently released film called “Survivors, The Ones Left...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Body found near McPhee Reservoir is identified

A body discovered Friday in the Sage Hen area has been identified as Erick Hurley, 31, who had been missing since March 2017, reports Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The cause of death was...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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